How do migrations impact religious practice? In early Anglo-Saxon England, the practice of post-Roman Christianity adapted after the Anglo-Saxon migration. The contemporary texts all agree that Christianity continued to be practiced into the fifth and sixth centuries but the archaeological record reflects a predominantly Anglo-Saxon culture. My research compiles the evidence for post-Roman Christian practice on the east coast of England from cemeteries and Roman churches to determine the extent of religious change after the migration. Using the case study of post-Roman religion, the themes religion, migration, and the role of the individual are used to determine how a minority religion is practiced during periods of change within a new culturally dominant society.
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. August 2019. Major: Anthropology. Advisor: Peter Wells. 1 computer file (PDF); v, 465 pages.
Dynamics of Religious Ritual: Migration and Adaptation in Early Medieval Britain.
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