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Название: Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages Автор: Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, Paolo Squatriti Издательство: Cornell University Press ISBN: 1501725904 Год: 2019 Формат: PDF Страниц: 263 Для сайта:Mirknig.su Размер: 81,8 МБ Язык: Английский
Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, and Paolo Squatriti present fifty objects—artifacts, structures, and archaeological features—created between the fourth and eleventh centuries, an ostensibly 'Dark Age' whose cultural richness and complexity is often underappreciated. Each thing introduces important themes in the social, political, cultural, religious, and economic history of the postclassical era. Some of the things, like a simple ard (plow) unearthed in Germany, illustrate changing cultural and technological horizons in the immediate aftermath of Rome's collapse; others, like the Arabic coin found in a Viking burial mound, indicate the interconnectedness of cultures in this period.