Fifty Early Medieval Things

Fifty Early Medieval Things : Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

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Fifty Early Medieval Things explores objects and places for what they really are: the fabric of the world, the raw materials of life and history. This book begins with an extensive introduction to the historiography, an assessment of the methodological and epistemological implications of studying material culture and an exploration of the diverse facets of the human experience that the study of the material world can help to illuminate. Followed by fifty short chapters, each focused on a specific object and a glossary of key terms and concepts, Fifty Early Medieval Things invites students of early medieval history and material culture to engage with objects in new and exciting ways.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138960985
  • 9781138960985

Table of contents

Introduction. 1 Chestnut 2 Pilgrims' ampulla 3 Bells 4 Stirrup 5 Silk 6 ARS 7 Heavy plow 8 Walls of Constantinople 9 Ravenna Arian baptistery 10 Ivorydiptych of Stilicho 11 Maxentius' imperial standards 12 Gold/glass marriage object from catacombs 13 Circus mosaic, Piazza Armerina 14 Vienna Dioskurides folio 15 Book of Kells Virgin and Child 16 Offa's Dyke 17 Silver penny 18 Sutton Hoo mound 19 West Stow sunken hut 20 New Minster Liber Vitae Emma+Knut 21 Crown of Recceswinth 22 Beatus ms folio 23 S Pedro de la Nave 24 Recopolis 25 Utrecht psalter folio, w peasants 26 Carolingian lead bull 27 Weapon burial 28 Teuderic reliquary purse, St Maurice d'Agaune 29 Chemise of St Balthild 30 Senigallia medallion of Theoderic 31 Lombard---Roman marriage ring 32 Arechis II palace, Salerno 33 Forum ware 34 SS Cosma e Damiano, Rome 35 Gokstad ship 36 Middleton Cross 37 Dorestad 38 St Sophia, Kiev hippodrome fresco 39 Pliska 40 Nagy Szent Miklos treasure 41 Moravian/Slavic fibula 42 Yassi Ada shipwreck 43 Madaba map mosaic 44 Icon from St Catherine's 45 Lead seal of Komerkiarios, Amorium 46 Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Akdamar island 47 Ivory casket, Pamplona 48 Umayyad dirham 49 City of Anjar 50 Ribat 51 Monastir 52 Greek+Arabic papyrus from Nessana 53 Umayyad bronze brazier
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