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Goodbye to the vikings? : re-reading early medieval archaeology

Author: Richard Hodges
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2006.
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"In Goodbye to the Vikings? Richard Hodges uses new archaeological evidence to re-read the familiar history of the early Middle Ages. Taking his examples from the fifth to the tenth centuries, he re-examines many familiar themes, including the identity of King Arthur, the Pirenne thesis, Marc Bloch on feudalism, the significance of nationalism in early medieval archaeology and the place of the Vikings in European  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodges, Richard.
Goodbye to the vikings?
London : Duckworth, 2006
(OCoLC)607454128
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hodges
ISBN: 0715634291 9780715634295
OCLC Number: 61176623
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: new light on the Dark Ages? --
Pirenne and the question of demand in the sixth century --
King Arthur's Britain and the end of the western Roman empire --
Balkan ghosts? nationalism and the question of rural continuity in Albania / William Bowden --
Dark Age economics revisited --
Charlemagne's elephant --
San Vincenzo al Volturno and the plan of St Gall --
The ninth-century collective workshop at San Vincenzo al Volturno --
Beyond feudalism: monasteries and their management in the eighth and ninth centuries --
Goodbye to the vikings? --
Society, power and the first English industrial revolution --
Conclusions: Pirenne after McCormick.
Responsibility: Richard Hodges.

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Uses archaeological evidence to re-read the history of the early Middle Ages. This book shows how archaeology makes us appreciate the changing rhythms of early medieval Europe, especially in terms of  Read more...

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