"From the Baltic to the Black Sea" offers a rare insight into the closed world of medieval Eastern Europe and opens up a neglected archaeological tradition to English-speaking readers.
Suggesting new approaches to the period when written history begins and the early medieval states emerge, the book examines early European ethnic formations and states, the demography of medieval populations and the nature of rural settlement and urban development. There are chapters on the contact between Byzantium and medieval Hungary and Scandinavia. There is also analysis of the medieval populations of Czechoslovakia and Denmark, of social organization in Poland and cultural conflict in Livonia. Studies of early settlements in Bohemia and the Danube are complemented by detailed accounts of the origin and growth of three great medieval cities--Lubeck, Prague and Kiev. This book will provoke a fresh debate about Europe's medieval past.
"Lays the foundation for a new approach to the archaeology of the Middle Ages which will be disregarded by existing practitioners at their peril." -"British Archaeological News
Series: One World Archaeology (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 5th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.0 x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1