Readership: Scholars and students of early medieval history, economy, and numismatics
Peter Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Leeds
Peter Sawyer has taught at the universities of Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds, Gothenburg, Minnesota, and California-Berkeley. He was Professor of Medieval History at Leeds University from1970 till 1982, and took early retirement to live in Sweden and devote more time to early Scandinavian history. He was awarded an Honorary DPhil. from the University of Copenhagen in 2005.
"Sawyer handles the evidence masterfully and his work is as engaging and thought-provoking as ever." - BBC History Magazine
"For nearly fifty years, Professor Sawyer has expounded on the riches of late Anglo-Saxon England ... It is a mark of the quality of Sawyer's scholarship that, nearly half a century later, his central argument not only stands, but has been bolstered." - Alex Burghart, Times Literary Supplement
"It is testimony to the strength of Sawyer's original ideas that so much has not only survived decades of research, including his own extensive contributions, but has been corroborated by it."
- Scott Ashley, English Historical Review
2: Tempore Regis Edwardi
3: From solidi to sceattas
4: The Eighth and Ninth Centuries
5: From Edward the Elder to Edward the Confessor
6: `Whoever has cash can acquire anything he wants´
Appendix: Estimating dies, coins, and currency