Drawing on 28 original essays,
A Companion to the Early Middle Ages takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain and Ireland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions of modern national boundaries.
A collaborative history from leading scholars, covering the key debates and issues
Surveys the building blocks of political society, and considers whether there were fundamental differences across Britain and Ireland
Considers potential factors for change, including the economy, Christianisation, and the Vikings