This book is a contribution to efforts to understand the transformation that took place across the European continent, and in particular East Central Europe, during the second half of the first millennium. Its goal is to draw conclusions primarily on the basis of the archaeological evidence from important early medieval centres. A special emphasis is given to Pohansko near Břeclav (Czech Republic), perhaps the best studied centre of its kind in the entire region. In terms of methodology the book marks a new attempt to interlink a number of proven methodological tools used in western archaeology from the 1970’s, to new questions related to a cognitive approach to archaeology and the positivist tradition of Central European archaeology.
The Rise of Medieval Towns and States in East Central Europe
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 ...
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.
Laurenţiu Rădvan. Translated by Valentin Cîrdei
A painstaking look into everything that has to do with medieval towns in the lesser-known Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. A new and fascinating perspective on the history of the urban world in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
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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