Sources of York History to AD1100

Item

list of authors
D. W. Rollason
list of contributors
D. Gore
G. Fellows-Jensen
S. Vaughan
Is Part Of
The Archaeology of York [Series]
Sources for York History to AD 1100 [Volume]
volume
01
issue
01
Publisher
York Archaeological Trust
Date Copyrighted
1998
Date Available
Digitally available on 22 September 2023
Abstract
This volume is devoted entirely to historical sources written from the 1st to the 14th century and relating to the history of York from its foundation to c.1100. Part 1 catalogues those sources chronologically, provides notes on their authorship, date and veracity, and gives bibliographical information about the best available commentaries on them, translations and texts. It is intended that the reader should have the basis for understanding the relative value and utility of the sources for reconstructing the history of York.

Part 2 then aims to provide a chronology of the history of York to c.1100 by presenting every date or dated event in that history, with a discussion of how the dates are arrived at and how reliable they are considered to be. The reigns of rulers and the pontificates of bishops and archbishops of York are dated, as well as such events as the foundation of the city, the restoration of its defences, the Viking attack on it and the military campaigns of 1066.

Part 3 presents in the original language and in English translation those texts which bear on the buildings and layout of the city, together with commentaries on their importance and interpretation, and bibliographical information. The texts are arranged by period - Roman, Anglian, Viking and Norman - and these are subdivided into various topographical aspects, such as fortifications, economic activity and religious buildings. This permits rapid access to all the written source material on particular aspects of York's topography, which can then be dated and evaluated by reference to Parts 1 and 2. In addition to sources describing York, Part 3 includes written sources from York, chiefly inscriptions from the city. It also offers full texts of all three 11th- and early 12th-century surveys relating to York, including Domesday Book.

A final section discusses the origins and development of the name York from the earliest times to its use for overseas foundations in the modern period, and includes comparative and philological discussion of the name.
Rights Holder
York Archaeological Trust
Rights
CC BY 4.0
Format
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Is Format Of
Paper publication
Identifier
GB2837-PUB-AY-1-1
oclcnum
39355828
isbn10
1874454167
isbn13
9781874454168
Type
Text
Language
English
page start
1
page end
253
number of pages
253

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