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The role of Anglo-Saxon great hall complexes in Kingdom formation, in comparison and in context, AD500-750

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The aim of this thesis is to explain why the early Anglo-Saxon great hall complexes were built, why and how they developed over time and why they were abandoned.

This is accomplished through two complementary studies. First, Part I of the thesis (Chapters 2-3) presents a broad comparative study of all known great hall complexes, exploring their characteristics, functions and development over time. Then, Part II (Chapters 4-8) explores the regional context of great hall complexes...

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University of Oxford
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University of Reading
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