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Introduction To Part Three

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Chapter Summary

This chapter is the introduction to the three chapters in this section which in many ways represent the core of the present volume. They develop the ideas about why the inhabitants of northern Gaul should have chosen to bury artefacts with their dead and thus provide the essential basis for the social analyses. The first two chapters reveal a development in the author's ideas. Here the second chapter espouses, to some extent, to move away from the ideas expressed in the first chapter. The idea is further modified and developed in response to critique by other researchers. The third chapter in this part follows up some of the points made in a previous commentary by exploring the implications of the first two chapters for the understanding of religion and conversion, in Anglo-Saxon England as well as in northern Gaul.

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon England; burials; commemoration; idea; northern Gaul; rituals



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