The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World, second volume of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World, continues to introduce students of Anglo-Saxon culture to aspects of the realities of the built environment that surrounded Anglo-Saxon peoples through reference to archaeological and textual sources. It considers what structures intruded on the natural landscape the Anglo-Saxons inhabited – roads and tracks, ancient barrows and Roman buildings, the villages and towns, churches, beacons, boundary ditches and walls, grave-markers and standing sculptures – and explores the interrelationships between them and their part in Anglo-Saxon life.
Maren Clegg Hyer is Associate Professor of English at Valdosta State University (Georgia), and specialises in researching material culture, including textiles and textile imagery, in Anglo-Saxon England. Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester. She is editor of 'Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts' (University of Exeter Press, 2009).
'Wide-ranging and definitive.'
Paul Cavill, Medieval Settlement Research Group
Maren Clegg Hyer is Professor of English at Valdosta State University (Georgia). She specializes in researching textiles and other elements of material culture in the literary imagery of Anglo-Saxon England. Her recent publications include The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England (with Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Exeter, 2011; paperback, 2013); The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World (with Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Liverpool, 2015); Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World (with Della Hooke, Liverpool, 2017); Textiles, Text, Intertext: Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker (with Jill Frederick, Boydell, 2016); and Studies in Medieval Literature and Lexicology in Honor of Antonette di Paolo Healey (with Haruko Momma and Samantha Zacher, Boydell, forthcoming). Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor Emerita of The University of Manchester; she was formerly Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. She was co-founder and for 15 years co-editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles and directed the Manchester Lexis of Cloth and Clothing Project which produced the database http://lexisproject.arts.manchester.ac.uk/. Her recent books include Clothing the Past: Surviving Garments from Early Medieval to Early Modern Western Europe (with Elizabeth Coatsworth, Brill, 2018); Making Sense of the Bayeux Tapestry: Readings and Reworkings (with Anna Henderson, Manchester, 2016); The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World (with Maren Clegg Hyer, Liverpool, 2015); Medieval Dress and Textiles in Britain: A Multilingual Sourcebook (with Louise Sylvester and Mark Chambers, Boydell, 2014); The Bayeux Tapestry: Collected Papers (Routledge, 2012); and An Encyclopedia of Dress and Textiles of the British Isles, c.450-1100 (with Elizabeth Coatsworth and Maria Hayward, Brill, 2012).