Eight phases of building activity from c.1100 to the 17th century were identified by a combination of excavations and documentary research (many documents reproduced here). Detailed report on the structures and small finds in the heart of the medieval fortress with reconstruction drawings.
A dramatic archaeological find at Windsor Castle reveals Edward III's 'House of the Round Table', designed to show off Edward's power and prestige at a crucial moment in his attempts to lay claim to the throne of France.
This sixth volume in the AVISTA series considers medieval travel from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, placing the physical practice of transportation in the larger context of medieval thought about the world and its meaning. The papers included cover vehicle design and logistical management, the practicalities of how travellers oriented themselves, and the symbolism of the landscapes and maps created in the Middle Ages.
This work is intended as a modern successor to L.F. Salzman's "English Industries in the Middle Ages" (1913). The approach to each industry is by material, discussing its acquisition, working and sale as a finished product. Only industries that resulted in the production of consumer goods and where substantial numbers of artefacts survive from the Middle Ages are dealt with (fishing and brewing are therefore omitted); the text is illustrated by pictures of surviving objects and contemporary representations of medieval work.
The Power of Place explores the nature of power—the power of kings, emperors, and popes—through the places that these rulers created or developed, including palaces, cities, landscapes, holy places, inauguration sites, and burial places. Ranging across all of Europe from the first to the sixteenth centuries—from Prague and Seville to Palermo and the Oslo Fjord—David Rollason examines how these places conveyed messages of power and what those messages were. Rollason draws on the latest research in a range of disciplines—principally archaeology, and the histories of art, architecture, and landscape, as well as historical and literary studies—to investigate what the power of rulers ...
This report presents the results of over 40 years of excavation, historic building survey and documentary research that have been carried out by Oxford Archaeology and others at the site of the Cistercian house of Rewley, a chantry founded in 1280. It became an abbey and studium providing accommodation for monks studying at the university, and can therefore claim to be one of Oxford's earliest colleges. The railway station that subsequently occupied the site in 1851 followed the design of the Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition, and was the last surviving representative of that internationally important building.
With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia--particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity--rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing both the major arts--stone and bronze statuary, wall-painting and mosaics--and such applied arts as jewelery-making, silversmithing, furniture design, figure pottery, figurines and appliques. The author explains how the various workshops were organized, the part played by patronage and the changes that occurred in the fourth century.
Essays reviewing the progress of archaeological research and discoveries at English cathedrals, based on a 1989 conference held in Oxford. Contents include: The Archaeological Study of Cathedrals in England 1800-2000: A Review and Speculation (R. Morris); Seveneenth Century Work at Ripon and Hexham (R. N. Bailey); The Cathedral Priory Church at Bath (P. Davenport); The Origins and Development of the Twelfth-Century Cathedral Church at Carlisle (M. R. McCarthy); Archaeology and Chichester Cathedral (T. Tatton-Brown); Current Thinking on Glasgow Cathdedral (R. Fawcett); The Archaeology of Gloucester Cathedral (C. Heighway); Archaeology and the Standing Fabric: Recent Investigations at Lichfiel...