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Archaeology, Economy and Society

Archaeology, Economy and Society

England from the Fifth to the Fifteenth Century

  • Author: David A. Hinton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134660138
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 254
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Many books have been written on particular aspects of medieval archaeology, or on particular parts of the period, but synthesis across the whole spectrum has not been attempted before. The aim of this book is to examine the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took place in England from the migrations of the fifth and sixth centuries to the beginning of the Renaissance, showing how society and economy evolved in that time-span. Drawing on the latest available material, the book takes a chronological approach to the archaeological material of the post-Roman period in order to emphasize the changes that can be observed in the physical evidence and some of the reasons for them that can be suggested. The environment in which people functioned and how they expressed themselves - for example in their houses and burial practices, their pottery and their clothes - show how they were constrained by social customs and economic pressures.

The Archaeology of Britain

The Archaeology of Britain

An Introduction from Earliest Times to the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: John Hunter,Ian Ralston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135189579
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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The Archaeology of Britain is the only concise and up-to-date introduction to the archaeological record of Britain from the reoccupation of the landmass by Homo sapiens during the later stages of the most recent Ice Age until last century. This fully revised second edition extends its coverage, including greater detail on the first millennium AD beyond the Anglo-Saxon domain, and into recent times to look at the archaeological record produced by Britain’s central role in two World Wars and the Cold War. The chapters are written by experts in their respective fields. Each is geared to provide an authoritative but accessible introduction, supported by numerous illustrations of key sites and finds and a selective reference list to aid study in greater depth. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and reflects the most recent developments in archaeology both as a field subject and as an academic discipline. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage, with such a wide chronological range, of the archaeology of Britain. This collection is essential reading for undergraduates in archaeology, and all those interested in British archaeology, history and geography.

The Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms of Southern Britain AD 450-650

The Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms of Southern Britain AD 450-650

Beneath the Tribal Hidage

  • Author: Sue Harrington,Martin Welch
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782976132
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The Tribal Hidage, attributed to the 7th century, records the named groups and polities of early Anglo-Saxon England and the taxation tribute due from their lands and surpluses. Whilst providing some indication of relative wealth and its distribution, rather little can be deduced from the Hidage concerning the underlying economic and social realities of the communities documented. Sue Harrington and the late Martin Welch have adopted a new approach to these issues, based on archaeological information from 12,000 burials and 28,000 objects of the period AD 450_650. The nature, distribution and spatial relationships of settlement and burial evidence are examined over time against a background of the productive capabilities of the environment in which they are set, the availability of raw materials, evidence for metalworking and other industrial/craft activities, and communication and trade routes. This has enabled the identification of central areas of wealth that influenced places around them. Key within this period was the influence of the Franks who may have driven economic exploitation by building on the pre-existing Roman infrastructure of the south-east. Frankish material culture was as widespread as that of the Kentish people, whose wealth is evident in many well-furnished graves, but more nuanced approaches to wealth distribution are apparent further to the West, perhaps due to ongoing interaction with communities who maintained an essentially ïRomano-BritishÍ way of life.

The Oxford History of Britain

The Oxford History of Britain

  • Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191040150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
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The Oxford History of Britain tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, the authors bring out that special awareness of identity which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this landmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society. The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

Migration und Identität

Migration und Identität

Studien zu den Beziehungen zwischen dem Kontinent und Britannien vom 5. bis zum 8. Jahrhundert

  • Author: Harald Kleinschmidt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 450
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Minerva

Minerva

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
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Zwischen den Zeiten

Zwischen den Zeiten

archäologische Beiträge zur Geschichte des Mittelalters in Mitteleuropa : Festschrift für Barbara Scholkmann

  • Author: Jochem Pfrommer,Rainer Schreg,Barbara Scholkmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology, Medieval
  • Page: 414
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ANTIQUITY

ANTIQUITY

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Siedlungsforschung

Siedlungsforschung

Archäologie, Geschichte, Geographie

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture, Domestic
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The Medieval Town in England 1200-1540

The Medieval Town in England 1200-1540

  • Author: Richard Holt,Gervase Rosser
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317899814
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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This book brings together twelve outstanding articles by eminent historians to throw light on the evolution of medieval towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The essays span the period from the dramatic urban expansion of the thirteenth century to the crises in the fifteenth century as a result of plague, population decline and changes in the economy. Throughout the breadth of current debates surrounding the history of urban society is fully explored.

Global Environmental Change

Global Environmental Change

A Natural and Cultural Environmental History

  • Author: Antoinette Mannion
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317889401
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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Now in its second edition. This text has been extensively revised and rewritten to reflect the growth in environmental research during the last decade. Human-induced environmental change is occurring at such a rapid rate that, inevitably, the fundamental processes involved in biogeochemical cycling are being altered. Global Environmental Change considers alterations to the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and other elements as a result of industrial/technological development and agriculture, which have significantly altered the natural environment. The book adopts a temporal and spatial approach to environmental change, beginning with the natural environmental change of the Quaternery period and continuing with the culturally-induced change since the inception of agriculture 10,000 years ago.

Conflicts, Consequences and the Crown in the Late Middle Ages

Conflicts, Consequences and the Crown in the Late Middle Ages

  • Author: Linda Clark
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 1843833336
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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A range of important issues in current research are debated in the latest volume in the series, with a special focus on warfare.

Catholicism: An Introduction

Catholicism: An Introduction

A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith

  • Author: Peter Stanford
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444131036
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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This is a complete guide to the oldest institution in the Western world - the Catholic Church. Explore the essential beliefs and practices of the religion and delve into its long and fascinating history. From the significance of Rome and the importance of the Papacy, to current issues such as science, contraception and new movements within the faith, learn what it means to be Catholic today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Notes & Queries

Notes & Queries

  • Author: William White
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Questions and answers
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The Building of Elizabethan and Jacobean England

The Building of Elizabethan and Jacobean England

  • Author: Maurice Howard
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 227
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Building accounts, government regulation and theoretical writing on the one hand and pictorial representation on the other directed new ways of documenting the changed appearance of the buildings in which people lived, worshipped and worked. This book shows how changes of style in architecture emerged from the practical needs of building a new society through the image-making of public and private patrons in the revolutionary century between Reformation and Civil War."--BOOK JACKET.

The Measure of Civilization

The Measure of Civilization

How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

  • Author: Ian Morris
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400844762
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian Morris sets forth a sweeping examination of Eastern and Western development across 15,000 years since the end of the last ice age. He offers surprising conclusions about when and why the West came to dominate the world and fresh perspectives for thinking about the twenty-first century. Adapting the United Nations' approach for measuring human development, Morris's index breaks social development into four traits--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology, and war-making capacity--and he uses archaeological, historical, and current government data to quantify patterns. Morris reveals that for 90 percent of the time since the last ice age, the world's most advanced region has been at the western end of Eurasia, but contrary to what many historians once believed, there were roughly 1,200 years--from about 550 to 1750 CE--when an East Asian region was more advanced. Only in the late eighteenth century CE, when northwest Europeans tapped into the energy trapped in fossil fuels, did the West leap ahead. Resolving some of the biggest debates in global history, The Measure of Civilization puts forth innovative tools for determining past, present, and future economic and social trends.

Agincourt

Agincourt

Myth and Reality 1915-2015

  • Author: Stephen Cooper
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 184884462X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 199
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The overwhelming victory of Henry V's English army at Agincourt in October 1415 has passed into myth _ as one of the defining events of the Hundred Years War against France, as a feat of arms outshining the previous famous English victories at Cr_cy and Poitiers, and as a milestone in English medieval history. This epic story of how an exhausted, outnumbered army, commanded by an inspirational leader, crushed a huge French force on French soil has given rise to legends and misconceptions that make it difficult for us to reach a clear understanding of what really happened on the battlefield 600 years ago. But that is what Stephen Cooper attempts in this thoroughgoing, perceptive and fascinating reconstruction and reassessment of the battle and its history. In graphic detail he describes the battle itself and the military expedition that led to it. He examines the causes of the conflict and the controversies associated with it, and traces how the story of the battle has been told over the centuries, by eyewitnesses and chroniclers and by the historians of the present day.??As featured in the Yorkshire Post, The Star (Sheffield) and Rotherham Advertiser.

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London

  • Author: Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
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The Athenæum

The Athenæum

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Bulletin (1901-195 )

Bulletin (1901-195 )

  • Author: Brooklyn Public Library
  • Publisher: N.A
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