Aethelbald and Offa: two eighth-century kings of Mercia : papers from a conference held in Manchester in 2000, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
This volume presents 16 papers from the conference entitled oAethelbald and Offa: Two Eighth Century Kings of Merciao held in Manchester in 2000 at the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. Contents: (1) The Kingdom of the Mercians in the Eighth Century (Simon Keynes); (2) Orchestrated Violence and the aeSupremacy of the Mercian KingsAe (Damian J. Tyler); (3) Onuist son of Uurguist: tyrannus carnifex or a David for the Picts? (Alex Woolf); (4) Aethelbald, Offa and the Patronage of Nunneries (Barbara Yorke); (5) The Lives of the Offas: the Posthumous Reputation of Offa, King of the Mercians (Richard Martin); (6) Legends of Offa: the Journey to Rome (Stephen Matthews); (7) Aethelbert, King and Martyr: the Development of a Legend (Sheila Sharp); (8) Mentions of Offa in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Beowulf and Widsith (Mark Atherton); (9) FelixAes Life of Guthlac: History or Hagiography? (Audrey Meaney); (10) GuthlacAes Vita, Mercia and East Anglia in the first half of the Eighth Century (N. J. Higham); (11) OffaAes Dyke (Margaret Worthington); (12) The Eighth-century Urban Landscape (David Hill); (13) Military Obligations and Mercian Supremacy in the Eighth Century (Gareth Williams); (14) The Coinage of Offa in the light of Recent Discoveries (Derek Chick); (15) Beonna and Alberht: Coinage and Historical Context (Marion M. Archibald); (16) Riches in Heaven and on Earth: Some Thoughts on the Iconography of Coinage at the time of Aethelbald (Anna Gannon).
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Orchestrated Violence and the Supremacy of the Mercian Kings
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Ethelbald Offa and the Patronage of Nunneries
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