Alex Woolf

Alex WoolfAlthough perhaps best-known for his text book on Scotland in the Viking Age his published articles cover a wide range of topics in Early Insular History from Romanisation to late medieval Hebridean pedigrees. The common themes running through most of his work could be said to be the development of centralised kingdoms from Iron Age societies and the relationship between language shift and socio-economic history, and this thematic focus explains the broad geographical and chronological spread of his work. Within this broad range his central area of interest lies in the period c.550-1050 with something of a bias towards the earlier part of the period.