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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Research Postgraduates

Publication details for Professor Sarah Semple

Pantos, A. & Semple, S. J. (2004). Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This volume brings together eleven papers dealing with locational aspects of assembly sites in Britain and parts of Europe. Key themes are the adoption and use of ancient prehistoric remains, the accessibility of sites and their positioning related to settlements, cemeteries, administrative divisions and territorial boundaries. The pre-christian cultic aspect of early assembly sites and apparent duality of kingship and cult are also explored in relation to Britain and Scandinavia.