This ambitious work focuses on the emergence and the development of medieval towns in the two Romanian principalities of South-Eastern Europe, Wallachia and Moldavia, from their earliest days, in the 13th century, up to the 16th. It is the only work of its kind in English, but at the same time the first in the field seeking to identify and substantiate common elements between towns in this area of Europe. It also covers Poland, Hungary and the lands south of the Danube. By relying both on various written sources, and on archeological finds, the author addresses several controversial issues, starting from the particulars of urbanization, through an analysis of local institutions, of urban society and economy, and concluding with thorough case studies. The result is a book which shows that medieval towns in the Romanian Principalities, despite being on the outskirts of Europe, were nevertheless part of it.
At Europe's Borders: Medieval Towns in the Romanian Principalities
Drawing especially on new data from archaeology, history, art history and cultural or social anthropology, this book offers a new vision of the origins of the Bohemian state. It is based both on interpretation of evidence not sufficiently taken into consideration up to now, and on research ...
Drawing on the new ways of reading and studying ancient and early medieval sources, this book explores the appearance of the Croat identity in early medieval Dalmatia.
Following contemporary approaches and current trends in historiography, the book in 18 papersdeals with the history of Slovene and neighbouring territories in the Middle Ages, and Slovene historiography related to the period. It makes the medieval history of this part of Europe accessible to the ...
Jiří Macháček. Translated by Miloš Bartoň.
This book is a contribution to the understanding the transformations that took place across Europe during the second half of the first millennium. The goal is to draw conclusions on the basis of the archaeological evidence from important centres.
Focused on the formative force of national identity for the Poles – the transmission of values – the book offers a tour of a huge set of primary sources from the period 966-1138 in search of the traditions of the Piasts – the ruling dynasty of Poland.
Tsvetelin Stepanov. Translated from Bulgarian by Tatiana Stefanova and Tsvetelin Stepanov
Representing the different images, 'names', and 'faces' of the 'Other' in the Eurasian Steppes during the period between the sixth and ninth/tenth centuries, this book broadens the scholars' views on nomads' life and mentalities.
The present volume deals with the course and effects of migrations in the east and south- east of Europe during the period between the tenth and the thirteenth century. The author’s special focus is on Romanian communities and on nomadic tribes that came from the steppes and penetrated into the ...
This volume offers the first comprehensive collection of medieval Bulgarian sources in English translation. It includes literary works, documents, inscriptions on stone and metal, graffiti, as well as coins, seals and medallions, produced during the Middle Ages by and for Bulgarians of all walks ...
26 Studies discuss the theory and practice of the medieval church in the christianization of the unconverted peoples as well as the terminology appropriate to it. Special focus is given to the Carolingian missions to the Saxons and to the Slavonic tribes between Germany and Poland.
Drawing on the dynastic conflict in medieval Poland this book shows how important it is for comprehension of medieval political culture to consider the complex functions of ritual—as a tool shaping political relations both in the realm of practical politics, and on the level of narrative ...
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