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Professor Oliver Creighton

Publications

Books

Castles, Siegeworks and Settlements: Surveying the Archaeology of the Twelfth Century, Oxford, Archaeopress Archaeology, 2017.

with Wright DW, The Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict, Liverpool University Press, 2016.

with Christie NJ, Transforming Townscapes. From Burh to Borough: The Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800-1400, 2013.

Early European Castles: Aristocracy and Authority, AD800-1200, Duckworth/Bloomsbury, 2012.

Designs upon the Land: Elite Landscapes of the Middle Ages, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2009.

with Higham RA, Medieval Town Walls: An Archaeology and Social History of Urban Defence, Tempus, 2005.

Castles and Landscapes: Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England, Equinox, 2005.

with Higham RA, Medieval Castles., Princes Risborough, 2002.

Castles and Landscapes., London & NY, Continuum Books, 2002.

Articles

with Wright DW, The archaeology of anarchy: investigating England's first civil war, Current Archaeiology, vol. 317, 2016, 12-18

with Wright DW, Fradley M, Trick S, Power, conflict and ritual on the fen-edge. The Anarchy-period castle at Burwell, Cambridgeshire and its pre-Conquest landscape, Landscape History, vol. 37.1, 2016

with Wright DW, Fradley M, Trick S, Fieldwork in conflict landscapes: surveying the archaeology of 'the Anarchy', Medieval Archaeology, vol. 59, Maney Publishing, 2015, 313-319

with Cunningham P, French H, Peopling polite landscapes: community and heritage at Poltimore, Devon, Landscapes, vol. 34, no. 2, 2013, 61-85

with Christie N, Edgeworth M, Charting early medieval and medieval urban expansion and contraction at Wallingford, Medieval Archaeology, no. 53, 2009, 355-363

with Christie N, Edgeworth M, Hamerow H, Burh to Borough: Exploring the Saxon and Medieval Townscapes of Wallingford, British Archaeology, 2009, 36-41

Castle studies and the European medieval landscape: traditions, trends and future research directions, Landscape History, vol. 30.2, no. 2009, 2009, 5-20

with Liddiard R, Fighting yesterday's battle: beyond war or status in castle studies, Medieval Archaeology, vol. 52, 2008, 161-169

Castle studies and archaeology in England: towards a research framework for the future, Château Gaillard, Etudes de Castellologie Medievale, vol. 23, CRAHM: University of Caen, 2008, 79-90

Contested townscapes: the walled city as world heritage, World Archaeology, vol. 39, no. 3, 2007, 339-354

Contested identities: the dissonant heritage of European town walls and walled towns, International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 12, no. 3, 2006, 234-254

Conwy: Living History., BBC History Magazine, 2005, 82-83

Taking Stock: the Past and Future of Medieval Archaeology., Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 15, no. 1, 2005, 117-120

with Christie NJ, O Sullivan D, The Wallingford burh to borough research project: 2003 interim report., South Midlands Archaeology, vol. 34, 2004, 94-102

Castle studies and the 'landscape' agenda., Landscape History, vol. 26, 2004, 1-18

with Christie NJ, O Sullivan D, The Wallingford burh to borough research project: 2003 fieldwork., Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report, vol. 18, 2003, 9-13

with Christie NJ, O Sullivan D, Wallingford burh to borough research project: first interim report., South Midlands Archaeology, vol. 33, 2003, 105-113

Medieval settlements and settlement study in the South West., Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report, vol. 18, 2003, 5-6

Castles, lordship and settlement in Norman England and Wales., History Today, vol. 53, no. 4, 2003, 12-19

with Christie NJ, O Sullivan D, The Wallingford burh to borough research project., Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report, vol. 17, 2002, 43-46

with Christie N, Edgeworth M, Fradley M, 'Have you found anything interesting?' Exploring early medieval and medieval urbanism at Wallingford: sources, routes and questions, Oxoniensia

Castle studies and archaeology in England: towards a research framework for the future, Chateau Gaillard, vol. 23, no. 2008, 79-90

Room with a view: framing castle landscapes, Chateau Gaillard, vol. 24, no. 2010, 37-49

with Liddiard R, Fighting yesterday's battle: beyond war or status in castle studies, Medieval Archaeology, vol. 52, no. 2008, 161-169

Chapters

with Rippon S, Conquest, colonisation and the countryside: archaeology and the mid-11th- to mid-12th-century rural landscape, in Dyer C, Hadley D (eds) Archaeology and the Norman Conquest, Leeds: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2017

Castle, landscape and townscape in thirteenth-century England: Wallingford, Oxfordshire and the 'princely building strategies' of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, in Peltzer J (eds) Rank and Order. The Formation of Aristocratic Elites in Western and Central Europe, 500-1500, Heidelberg: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2015, 309-341

Landscapes of power: looking in, looking out in the medieval Mediterranean, in Boyle K, Rabett RR, Hunt CO (eds) Living in the Landscape: Essays in Honour of Graeme Barker, Cambridge: McDonald Institute, 2015, 287-298

Castle, burh and borough: unravelling an urban landscape of power at Wallingford, Oxfordshire, in Ettel P, Flambard-Hericher A-M (eds) Chateau gaillard 26: Chateau et Frontiere, Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2014, 113-124

Town defences and the making of urban landscapes, in Rippon SJ, Gardiner M (eds) The Making of the British Landscape: Medieval, , 2007

with Barker G, Mattingly D, Recording and classifying the archaeological record, in Barker G, Gilbertson D, Mattingly D (eds) Archaeology and Desertification: the degradation and well-being of the Wadi Faynan Landscape, Southern Jordan, Council for British Research in the Levant, 2007, 97-140

Putting fortification in its place: castles and the medieval landscape of the south west., in Turner S (eds) Unravelling an Ancient Countryside: The Landscape of the South West, , 2006

Castles of Communities: Medieval Town Defences in England, Wales and Gascony, in A-M, Héricher (eds) Château Gaillard, Etudes de Castellologie Medievale XXI, Caen, CRAHM, Caen: , 2006, 75-86

Castles and castle-building in town and country, in Dyer C, Giles K (eds) Medieval Town and Country 1100-1500, , 2005, 275-292

with Segui JR, Comparative study: the ethnoarchaeology of corral abandonment in the Famorca district, in Christie NEA (eds) Ethnography and Archaeology in Upland Mediterranean Spain. Manolo's World: peopling the recent past in the Serra de l'Almirant, Leicester Archaeology Monograph, 2005, 69-73

'The Rich Man in His Castle, the Poor Man at His Gate': Castle Baileys and Medieval Settlements in England., in A-M, Héricher (eds) Château Gaillard, Etudes de Castellologie Medievale XXI, Caen, CRAHM, , 2004, 25-36

Urban defenses, in Rogers CJ (eds) Medieval Warfare and Military Technology: An Encyclopedia, Oxford University Press

with Barry T, Seigneurial and elite sites in the medieval landscape, in Stamper P, Gardiner M, Christie N (eds) Rural Medieval Britain and Ireland, AD 800-1600: Settlements, Landscapes and Regions, Oxbow