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Furnished female burial in seventh-century England: Gender and authority in the Conversion Period

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A new, refined chronology for seventh-century graves and grave goods in England has revealed a marked increase in well-furnished female burials beginning in the second quarter of the seventh century. The present study considers what gave rise to this phenomenon and concludes that the small number of royal nuns and abbesses who figure so prominently in written accounts of the Conversion were part of a wider, undocumented change in the role of women that began several decades before the foundin...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/emed.12167

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Early Medieval Europe Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
423–447
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-09-01
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ISSN:
1468-0254 and 0963-9462
Source identifiers:
644382
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pubs:644382
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uuid:88409417-0291-408a-8a8f-f6f3187c6626
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pubs:644382
Deposit date:
2016-11-05

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