Early Medieval Settlements
The Archaeology of Rural Communities in North-West Europe 400-900
By (author) Helena Hamerow
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Early Medieval Settlements by Helena Hamerow
Book DescriptionThe excavation of settlements has in recent years transformed our understanding of north-west Europe in the early Middle Ages. We can for the first time begin to answer fundamental questions such as: what did houses look like and how were they furnished? how did villages and individual farmsteads develop? how and when did agrarian production become intensified and how did this affect village communities? what role did craft production and trade play in the rural economy? In a period for which written sources are scarce, archaeology is of central importance in understanding the 'small worlds' of early medieval communities. Helena Hamerow's extensively illustrated and accessible study offers the first overview and synthesis of the large and rapidly growing body of evidence for early medieval settlements in north-west Europe, as well as a consideration of the implications of this evidence for Anglo-Saxon England. SERIES DESCRIPTION The volumes in this series bring together archaeological, visual, and historical methods to offer new approaches to aspects of medieval society, economy, and material culture. The series seeks to present and interpret archaeological evidence in ways readily accessible to historians, while providing a historical perspective and context for the material culture of the period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199246977
(254mm x 176mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, Hardback (March 2011)
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Early Medieval Settlements, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Helena Hamerow
The excavation of settlements has transformed the understanding of life in north-west Europe during the early Middle Ages. This work offers an overview and synthesis of the body of archaeological evidence for early medieval buildings, settlements, farming, craft production, and trade among the rural communities of this region.
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