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Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-Reading Early Medieval Archaeology by Richard Hodges
  

Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-Reading Early Medieval Archaeology

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Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-Reading Early Medieval Archaeology by Richard Hodges

In Goodbye to the Vikings? , Richard Hodges uses new archaeological evidence to re-read the familiar history of the early Middle Ages. Taking his examples from the fifth to the tenth centuries, he re-examines many familiar themes, including the identity of King Arthur, the Pirenne thesis, Marc Bloch on feudalism, the significance of nationalism in early medieval archaeology and the place of the Vikings in European history. Some of the studies are wide-ranging, while others re-examine the archaeology of the monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno (Italy) in detail. 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.

About the Author

Richard Hodges, formerly Director of the British School at Rome, is Director of the Institute of World Archaeology, School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, and Scientific Director of the Butrint Foundation (Butrint is the site of extensive excavations in Albania). He is series editor of the Duckworth Debates in Archaeology series and author of many books, including Dark Age Economics, The Anglo-Saxon Achievement and Villa to Village.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th March 2006

Author

Richard Hodges

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Publisher

Bristol Classical Press an imprint of Duckworth Overlook

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Medieval European archaeology

ISBN

9780715634295

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