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The Continental Saxons From the Migration Period To the Eighth Century

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The Continental Saxons developed from a subsistence economy, practiced up to the Carolingian conquest in the late eighth century, to rulers of the Holy Roman Empire a little over a century and a half later. A historian introduces the topic, evaluating the reliability of the sources. Archaeologists then describe the living conditions, especially along the coast where villages have been excavated, and social customs revealed by grave-goods. Legal procedures are inferred from surviving evidence, and the regional economy, based on agriculture and animal husbandry, is reconstructed through the study of vegetable remains and pollen analysis. The birth of urban communities, stimulated by monastic settlements and trade, is followed through archaeological evidence; study of visual art-forms is based on analysis of grave-goods; and in the absence of surviving evidence for poetry, a Carolingian eulogical poem is discussed. Also discussed are Saxon political relations prior to and during the Carolingian conquest; the few signs of traditional religion that can be gleaned from the 'Lives' of missionaries; and Christianity and the activity of religious orders, which eventually brought about the conversion of the Saxons and the introduction of written culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843830269
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Location:
Woodbridge, UK
Editor:
Siegmund, Frank
Editor:
Green, Dennis H.
Editor:
Siegmund, F.
Author:
Green, Dennis H.
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Commerce
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Migrations of nations
Subject:
Saxons
Subject:
Germanic antiquities.
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Studies in historical archaeoethnology ;
Series Volume:
no. 55v. 6
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
393
Dimensions:
9.71x7.02x1.19 in. 2.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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