Four-and-a-half years ago, the edited book Early Medieavl Stone Monuments: Materiality, Biography, Landscape was published by Boydell Press. It appeared in their Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture series. I edited the collection with Joanne Kirton and Meggen Gondek.

The book has remained hardback and so not particularly affordable at £70, but during the current lockdown, Boydell & Brewer have informed me that they will be reducing the price significantly, so keep a look-out at their website for reductions!

To celebrate, I’ve released a YouTube video on my new channel that introduces viewers to the 3 early medieval fragments of 9th-11th-century gravestone – 1 inside, 2 outside – reused in the fabric of the later medieval church at Hope, Flintshire. Also, it evaluates the book’s Introduction and contents. Watch it here.

To date, the book constitutes the only collection exploring its triad of themes in relation to the study of early medieval stone monuments beyond their texts, ornament and imagery.

Fig. 6.7
A Norwegian stone cross from Tjora, Fantoft stave church, Fana, Bergen, Hordaland (featured in the book chapter by Iris Crouwers)