The Archaeology of Slavery in Early Medieval Northern Europe

In the absence of a general historical survey of slavery in early medieval northern Europe, this volume partly fills this gap. But its main objective is to reflect on the kinds of material evidence that can be associated with slavery in ...

Author: Felix Biermann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030732916



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Rulers Warriors Traders Clerics

A novel and stimulating approach, this volume compares the central Sahel of West Africa to Northern Europe to develop our understanding of what life was like for our medieval predecessors.

Author: Anne Haour

Publisher: British Academy Postdoctoral F


Category: History

Page: 178

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What do we learn if we look in parallel at the past of two distinct parts of the world? A novel and stimulating approach, this volume compares the central Sahel of West Africa to Northern Europe to develop our understanding of what life was like for our medieval predecessors.

Viking Age Trade

Silver, Slaves and Gotland Jacek Gruszczyński, Marek Jankowiak, Jonathan Shepard ... 3–58 F. Biermann and M. Jankowiak (eds), The Invisible Commodity: The Archaeology of Slavery in Early Medieval Northern Europe, Cham (2021 forthcoming) ...

Author: Jacek Gruszczyński

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186615X

Category: History

Page: 474

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That there was an influx of silver dirhams from the Muslim world into eastern and northern Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries is well known, as is the fact that the largest concentration of hoards is on the Baltic island of Gotland. Recent discoveries have shown that dirhams were reaching the British Isles, too. What brought the dirhams to northern Europe in such large numbers? The fur trade has been proposed as one driver for transactions, but the slave trade offers another – complementary – explanation. This volume does not offer a comprehensive delineation of the hoard finds, or a full answer to the question of what brought the silver north. But it highlights the trade in slaves as driving exchanges on a trans-continental scale. By their very nature, the nexuses were complex, mutable and unclear even to contemporaries, and they have eluded modern scholarship. Contributions to this volume shed light on processes and key places: the mints of Central Asia; the chronology of the inflows of dirhams to Rus and northern Europe; the reasons why silver was deposited in the ground and why so much ended up on Gotland; the functioning of networks – perhaps comparable to the twenty-first-century drug trade; slave-trading in the British Isles; and the stimulus and additional networks that the Vikings brought into play. This combination of general surveys, presentations of fresh evidence and regional case studies sets Gotland and the early medieval slave trade in a firmer framework than has been available before.

Goodbye to the Vikings

This book shows how archaeology is making us appreciate the changing rhythms of early medieval Europe, especially in terms of the contacts made by traders, pilgrims and travellers.

Author: Richard Hodges

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press


Category: History

Page: 212

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Uses archaeological evidence to re-read the history of the early Middle Ages. This book shows how archaeology makes us appreciate the changing rhythms of early medieval Europe, especially in terms of the contacts made by traders, pilgrims and travellers. The studies re-examine the archaeology of the monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno (Italy).

The Charisma of Distant Places

Rome, the Carolingians, and the Archaeology of Slavery in the First Millennium AD.” In The Long Morning of Medieval Europe: New Directions in Early Medieval Studies, edited by Jennifer R. Davis and Michael McCormick, 33–54.

Author: Courtney Luckhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429647794

Category: History

Page: 236

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This cultural history of early medieval travel and religion reveals how movement affected society, demonstrating the connectedness of people and regions between 500 and 850 CE. In The Charisma of Distant Places, Courtney Luckhardt enriches our understanding of migration through her examination of religious movement. Vertical links to God and horizontal links to distant regions identified religious travelers – both men and women – as holy, connected to the human and the divine across physical and spiritual distances. Using textual sources, material culture, and place studies, this project is among the first to contextualize the geographic and temporal movement of early medieval people to reveal the diversity of religious travel, from the voluntary journeys of pilgrims to the forced travel of Christian slaves. Luckhardt offers new ways of understanding ideas about power, holiness, identity, and mobility during the transformation of the Roman world in the global Middle Ages. By focusing on the religious dimensions of early medieval people and the regions they visited, this book addresses probing questions, including how and why medieval people communicated and connected with one another across boundaries, both geographical and imaginative.

The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume 1 C 500 c 700

... Early Medieval Settlements : The Archaeology of Rural Communities in North - West Europe 400—900 , Oxford Hawkes ... Studies in Anglo - Saxon England 8 ) , Cambridge Pelteret , D. A. E. ( 1995 ) , Slavery in Early Medieval England ...

Author: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521362917

Category: History

Page: 979

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Early Medieval Europe 300 1050

The Lands of St Peter: The Papal State in the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance. London: Eyre Methuen. ... Slavery in Early Medieval England: From the Reign of Alfred to the Twelfth Century. ... Debates in Archaeology.

Author: David Rollason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351173022

Category: History

Page: 402

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Early Medieval Europe 300–1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given on how to engage with and evaluate key documentary sources as well as artistic and archaeological evidence. The book’s aim is to engender confidence in creative and independent historical thought. This second edition has been fully revised and expanded and now includes coverage of both Islamic and Byzantine history, surveying and critically examining the often radically different scholarly interpretations relating to them. Also new to this edition is an extensively updated and closely integrated companion website, which has been carefully designed to provide practical guidance to teachers and students, offering a wealth of reference materials and aids to mastering the period, and lighting the way for further exploration of written and non-written sources.? Accessibly written and containing over 70 carefully selected maps and images, Early Medieval Europe 300–1050 is an essential resource for students studying this period for the first time, as well as an invaluable aid to university teachers devising and delivering courses and modules on the period.

The Haskins Society Journal 26

Studies in Medieval History Laura L. Gathagan, William North. seventh day, as we have often said, ... One key question is whether a structural break occurred between ancient and early medieval slavery. For a recent treatment of this ...

Author: Laura L. Gathagan

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783270713

Category: History

Page: 284

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The most recent research into the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Angevin worlds.

Re imagining Periphery

Archaeology and Text in Northern Europe from Iron Age to Viking and Early Medieval Periods Charlotta Hillerdal, ... Some Historical and Etymological Aspects of Family, Patronage and Slavery in Early Scandinavia and Anglo-Saxon England.

Author: Charlotta Hillerdal

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1789254531

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This edited volume delves into the current state of Iron Age and Early Medieval research in the North. Over the last two decades of archaeological explorations, theoretical vanguards, and introduction of new methodological strategies, together with a growing amount of critical studies in archaeology taking their stance from a multidisciplinary perspective, have dramatically changed our understanding of Northern Iron Age societies. The profound effect of 6th century climatic events on social structures in Northern Europe, a reintegration of written sources and archaeological material, genetic and isotopic studies entirely reinterpreting previously excavated grave material, are but a few examples of such land winnings. The aim of this book is to provide an intense and cohesive focus on the characteristics of contemporary Iron Age research; explored under the subheadings of field and methodology, settlement and spatiality, text and translation, and interaction and impact. Gathering the work of leading, established researchers and field archaeologists based throughout northern Europe and in the frontline of this new emerging image, this volume provides a collective summary of our current understandings of the Iron Age and Early Medieval Era in the North. It also facilitates a renewed interaction between academia and the ever-growing field of infrastructural archaeology, by integrating cutting edge fieldwork and developing field methods in the corpus of Iron Age and Early Medieval studies. In this book, many hypotheses are pushed forward from their expected outcomes, and analytical work is not afraid of taking risks, thus advancing the field of Iron Age research, and also, hopefully, inspiring to a continued creation of new knowledge.