‘This compilation of scholarship on a difficult and shadowy topic, yet one which has had a profound effect on western civilisation, is to be warmly welcomed.’ Salvador Ryan, Studia Hibernica.
‘A great many debates and issues are raised and discussed in this volume and it is likely to suggest new and potentially fruitful lines of enquiry to scholars of early medieval assemblies.’ Martin Ryan, Early Medieval Europe.
‘The whole range of topics in the book will be of interest .… It clearly provides an appetiser for the more detailed studies to come,’ Brian Lacey, Irish Historical Studies.
‘Collectively this is the most important contribution of the papers in this book: taken as a whole they show that assembly studies is a wide, complex and fascinating field with enormous potential. … Makes a significant contribution to the rehabilitation of assemblies as a central issue in the study of medieval Europe,’ Orri Vésteinsson, Medieval Arcaheology.