Markets in Early Medieval Europe: Trading and 'Productive' Sites, 650-850 [Paperback]

Tim Pestell(Editor); Katharina Ulmschneider(Editor)

ISBN: 9781911188476 | Published by: Windgather Press | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 304p, b/w illus, tbs
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Markets in Early Medieval Europe


Major sites such as Hamwic and Dorestad typically dominate any discussion of early medieval trade and emporia - this study is altogether atypical in many ways. Comprising nineteen papers taken from a conference held at Worcester College, Oxford in 2000, the focus here is very much on the smaller, more rural trading centers and inland markets of Northern Europe. The contributors reflect very different approaches to the material, including studies that examine up-to-date historical, archaeological and numismatic evidence from Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden dating from the 7th to 9th centuries. The authors consider the rather controversial use of metal-detecting in identifying and defining new sites and patterns of interaction and exchange, highlighting its positive contribution. Contributors include Mark Blackburn, David Griffiths, Lars Jorgensen, Michael Metcalf, Julian D Richards, Peter Sawyer and Astrid Tummuscheit.

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