Medieval Archaeology online

The first fifty volumes of Medieval Archaeology are freely available online. This journal is a major scholarly resource for medieval studies, its broad coverage of the period frequently overlapping with topics discussed here at Senchus. The full text of articles from 1957 to 2006 is accessible to all.

There is much to interest those of us with Scottish leanings. One article that I heartily recommend is Meggen Gondek’s ‘Investing in sculpture: power in Early Historic Scotland’, published in the 2006 volume. This is a very useful study of the relationship between wealth, authority and the patronage of expert stone-carvers in three geographical areas, one of which is Southern Pictland.

Medieval Archaeology vols.1-50 (1957-2006)

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8 comments on “Medieval Archaeology online

  1. Carola says:

    This is fabulous news. Thank you so much for drawing it to attention on Senchus.

  2. Mick Deakin says:


    Thanks for this – I have already made note of several articles of interest. I had better get the printer ink cartridges renewed !

    • Tim says:

      Yes, it’s quite a treasure trove of goodies. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of stuff that ties in with your interests.

  3. Hee hee!! I’m clapping my hands and jumping up and down (okay, not really, but that’s what I want to do). Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  5. I hadn’t spotted that Gondek article, that’s very very useful, thankyou for the steer, Tim!

    • Tim says:

      You’re welcome, Jon. It’s an excellent article, and one which I’d place alongside Katherine Forsyth’s ‘Hic Memoria Perpetua’ as essential reading on the whys and wherefores of inscribed/sculptured monuments.

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