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The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions

Baker, John

Authors

JOHN BAKER john.baker@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor



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Joan Tort I Donada
Editor

Abstract

The paper builds on earlier discussion of the multiple functions of medieval judicial assembly sites, providing a comprehensive evaluation of relevant English hundred-names, and making reference to associated microtoponymy. While religious, military, commercial, and recreational activities may all have occurred at assembly-sites, it can be hard to delineate the evidence so clearly along these lines, and attempts to do so may be anachronistic in some instances; nevertheless, the analysis of different group activities has important implications for our understanding of the evolution of the hundredal system and its impact on society at large.

Citation

Baker, J. The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions. In J. Tort I Donada (Ed.), Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Actes del XXIV Congrés Internacional d’ICOS sobre Ciències Onomàstiques. ICOS

Deposit Date Mar 3, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Actes del XXIV Congrés Internacional d’ICOS sobre Ciències Onomàstiques.
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/997980
Publisher URL http://www.gencat.cat/llengua/BTPL/ICOS2011/cercador.html

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