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Dark Age Economics 2nd edition : Origins of Towns and Trade, A.D.600-1000 - Richard Hodges

Dark Age Economics 2nd edition

Origins of Towns and Trade, A.D.600-1000

Paperback Published: 1st April 2013
ISBN: 9780715616666
Number Of Pages: 240

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It was in the second half of the first millennium A.D. that northern Europe took on the basic configuration that it now presents. Recently a wealth of new archaeological evidence has emerged to enable historians to assess the growth of international trade and the evolution of towns in this crucial period. This book analyses models of economic evelopment in the light of this new evidence to evaluate not only the changing character of the first post-Roman urban centers but also the organization of the countryside which supported them. Boat remains, coins and trade artifacts are all examined. Finally, a general account is offered of the role of towns and trade in the creation of Western Europe. This is the first synthesis of its kind for the medieval period, and confirms the importance of archaeology as a major source of evidence for an understanding of the economic history of the Dark Ages.

"An important scholarly book." -- The Times

Preface to the second edition
The Shadow of Pirenne
Trading Systems from Theodoric to Charlemagne
The Emporia
A Gazetteer of Emporia: in Ottar's Footsteps
Dark Ages Argonauts and their Craft
The Objects of Trade
Subsistence Strategies
Systemic Change: the Ninth Century
Market Places and Principles
The Evolution of States
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ISBN: 9780715616666
ISBN-10: 0715616668
Series: New approaches in archaeology
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2