Publications

Books/Monographs

Interpreting Transformations of Society and Landscapes in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Edited with Pilar Diarte-Blasco. Oxbow Books: Oxford, 2018.

Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe: Defended Communities of the 8th-10th Centuries. (edited, with Hajnalka Herod). Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2016.

Wallingford: The Castle and the Town in Context. Edited by K. Keats-Rohan, N. Christie and D. Roffe. BAR British Series 621. Archaeopress, Oxford, 2015.

wallingfordTransforming Townscapes. From Burh to Borough: The Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800–1400. By Neil Christie and Oliver Creighton, with Matt Edgeworth and Helena Hamerow, and other contributors. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 35, London, 2013. Major monograph on the AHRC-funded Wallingford project: 2008-10.

War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Late Antique Archaeology, Volumes 8.1, 8.2). (edited, with Alexander Sarantis). Brill, Leiden, 2013.

Vrbes Extinctae. Archaeologies of Abandoned Classcial Towns (ed. N. Christie & A Augenti), Ashgate, Farnham, 2012.

Medieval Rural Settlement. Britain and Ireland, AD 800-1600, edited N. Christie & P. Stamper. Oxbow Books/Windgather Press, Oxford, 2011.   see flier here

The Fall of the Western Roman Empire. An Archaeological and Historical Perspective. Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2010.  (see the Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

From Constantine to Charlemagne: An Archaeology of Italy, AD300-800. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006 (598pp)N Christie - From Constantine to Charlemagne

(with P Beavitt, J Gisbert Santonja, J Segui, V Gil Senis) Ethnography and Archaeology in Upland Mediterranean Spain. Manolo’s World: Peopling the Recent Past in the Serra de L’Altmirant, 1994-98, Leicester Archaeology Monograph, 12, Leicester 2004. (194pp)

(editor) Landscapes of Change. Rural Evolutions in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Ashgate, Aldershot 2004. (324pp)

Towns and Their Territories between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, (The Transformation of the Roman World, Volume 9), (eds. GP Brogiolo, N Gauthier and N Christie), ESF/Brill, Leiden, 2000.

Towns in Transition: From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, (eds. N Christie  and S Loseby), Scolar Press, Aldershot 1996.

The Lombards. The Ancient Langobards, Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1995.

Settlement and Economy in Italy, 1500 BC - AD 1500: Papers of the Fifth Conference of Italian Archaeology, (ed. N Christie), Oxbow Monograph 41, Oxford 1995.

Three South Etrurian Churches: Santa Cornelia, Santa Rufina and San Liberato, (ed. N Christie), Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, Volume 4, London 1991.

 

Principal papers (1988-2016)

(with S Gibson) 'The city walls of Ravenna', Papers of the British School at Rome, lvi, 1988, 156-197.

(with A Rushworth) 'Urban fortification and defensive strategy in fifth and sixth century Italy: the case of Terracina', Journal of Roman Archaeology, i, 1988, 73-88.

'The archaeology of Byzantine Italy: a synthesis of recent research', Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 2:2, 1989, 249-293.

'The limes bizantino reviewed: the defence of Byzantine Liguria', Rivista di Studi Liguri, lv, 1989, 5-38.collapsed porch at Santa Cornelia

'The Alps as a frontier, AD 168-774', Journal of Roman Archaeology, iv, 1991, 410-430.

'The survival of Roman settlement along the Middle Danube: Pannonia from the fourth to the tenth century AD', Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 11/3, 1992, 317-339.

'Barren fields? landscapes and settlements in late Roman and post-Roman Italy', in G Shipley and J Salmon (eds.), Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity, London, 254-283.

(with J Lloyd and G Lock), 'From the mountain to the plain: landscape evolution in the Abruzzo. An interim report on the Sangro Valley project, 1994-5', Papers of the British School at Rome, lxv, 1997, 1-57.

'Excavations and survey at the castle and villages of medieval Rascino (Cicolano, Central Italy)', in E Hubert (ed.), Une Région Frontalière au Moyen Age. Les Vallées du Turano ed du Salto entre Sabine et Abruzzes, Collection de l’École Française de Rome, 263), Rome, 2000, 225-242.

'Towns, land and power: German-Roman survivals and interactions in fifth- and sixth-century Pannonia', in GP Brogiolo, N Gauthier and N Christie (eds.), Towns and Their Territories between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, (The Transformation of the Roman World, Volume 9), ESF/Brill: Leiden, 2000, 275-297.

'The castra of Paul the Deacon and the Longobard frontier in Friuli', in Paolo Diacono e il Friuli Altomedievale (secc. VI-X). Atti del XIV Congresso Internazionale di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo (Cividale del Friuli - Bottenico di Moimacco, 24-29 Sett. 1999), Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo: Spoleto, 2001, 231-251.

'War and order: urban remodelling and defensive strategy in late Roman Italy', in L Lavan (ed.), Recent Research on Late Antique Urbanism, JRA Supplementary Series No.42, Ann Arbor, 2001, 106-122.A tower of the late Roman city walls at Barcelona, of c. AD 300

'On Bells and Belltowers. Origins and evolutions in Italy and Britain, AD 700-1200', Church Archaeology, 5-6, 2004, 13-30.

'Charlemagne and the renewal of Rome', in J Story (ed.), Charlemagne: Empire and Society, Manchester University Press: Manchester & New York, 2005, 167-182.

(with P Beavitt, JG Santonja, VG Senis and J Segui) 'Peopling the recent past in the Serra de l’Altmirant: shepherds and farmers at the margins', International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 11:4, Dec. 2007, 304-321.

'From the Danube to the Po: Late Roman Defence in Pannonia and Italy', in A Poulter (ed.), The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond (Proceedings of the British Academy vol.141) Oxford University Press: Oxford & New York, 2008, 547-577.

'Of sheep and men: castles and transhumance in the upper Sangro valley and in the Cicolano, Italy', in G Lock and A Faustoferri (eds.), Archaeology and landscape in central Italy. Papers in memory of John A Lloyd (Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 69), Oxford, 2008, 105-120.

'No more fun? The end of amphitheatres and games in the Late Roman West', in Wilmott T. (ed.),  Roman Amphitheatres and Spectacula: a 21st-century perspective. Papers from an international conference held at Chester, 16th-18th February, 2007, British Archaeological Reports International Series 1946, Archaeopress: Oxford, 2009, 221-232.

(with O. Creighton, M. Edgeworth & M. Fradley), ‘Have you found anything interesting?’ Exploring early medieval and medieval urbanism at Wallingford: sources, routes and questions’, Oxoniensia, lxxv, 2010, 35-47.

‘Safe in their homes? Reflections on defending towns and populations in northern Italy, AD 350-450’, in R. García-Gasco, S. González Sánchez & D Hernández de la Fuente (eds), The Theodosian Age (AD 379-455): Power, Place, Belief and Learning in the Last Century of the Western Empire (British Archaeological Reports International Series 2493), Archaeopress: Oxford, 2013, 123-131.

(with M. Edgeworth), ‘The archaeology of crossing-places: the bridge and ford at Wallingford on the river Thames’, in M. Prell (ed.), Archäologie der Brücken. Vorgeschichte, Antike, Mittelalter, Neuzeit/ Archaeology of Bridges. Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modern Era. Verlag Friedrich Pustet: Regensburg, 2011, 232-239.

‘Wars within the frontiers: archaeologies of rebellion, revolt and civil war’, in A. Sarantis & N. Christie (eds.), War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives, (Late Antique Archaeology 8.2). Brill: Leiden, 2013, 927-968.

(with G. Bellosi, A. Granata, N. Pisu and P. Baker), ‘The late antique and early medieval habitat and church on the Monte S. Martino, Riva del Garda district, north Italy’, Medieval Settlement Research, 28, 2013, 9-17.

‘Becoming Christian, being Christian in early medieval Europe’, in M. Boulton, J. Hawkes & M. Herman (eds), The Art, Literature and Material Culture of the Middle Ages: Transition, Transformation and Taxonomy, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015, 59-79.

‘Reflections on late antique towns: issues of age, infirmity and role’, in M.C. Parello & M.S. Rizzo (eds), Paesaggi urbani tardoantiche. Casi a confronto. Atti delle Giornate Gregoriane VIII Edizione (29-30 novembre 2014), Edipuglia, Bari, 2016, 223-229.

Late Roman and Late Antique Italy: from Constantine to Justinian’, in A. E. Cooley (ed.), A Companion to Roman Italy, Blackwell-Wiley: Oxford & New York, 2016, pp.133-153. 

(with R. Hodges), 'Anxious abbots? Questions of defence and monastic communities in early medieval Europe’, in N. Christie & H. Herold (eds), Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe: Defended Communities of the 8th-10th Centuries. Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia, 2016, pp.139-157.

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