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Landscapes and societies in medieval Europe east of the Elbe [electronic resource] : interactions between environmental settings and cultural transformations /
edited by Sunhild Kleingärtner, Timothy Newfield, Sébastien Rossignol and Donat Wehner.
imprint
Toronto : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c2013.
description
xiv, 406 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780888448231
format(s)
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imprint
Toronto : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c2013.
isbn
9780888448231
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Based on papers presented at the conference "Landscapes and Societies in Ancient and Medieval Europe East of the Elbe," held at York University, Toronto, Ont., March 26-27, 2010.
catalogue key
10511286
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul Knoll University of Southern Caifornia
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Tightly focused and well organized, this welcome volume sheds new light upon an important medieval region and provides a fresh understanding of the stimulating theme of human society and its interaction with the natural world. The individual contributors to this collection represent a stellar international assembly of experts. Original scholarship is combined with mature syntheses to ensure that specialist readers, scholars of other times and places who focus on similar interests, and the generalist will all be enriched by reading these contributions. This is a balanced and dispassionate treatment of a region often approached in the past with the ire and passion of particularist and national interests. The range of approaches reflected in this book is impressive: archaeology, environmental study, disease in animals and humans, modernization, and colonization are all topics that seamlessly complement traditional historical approaches. Reflecting an impressively high standard of scholarship, these studies are sure to stimulate further productive research." -Paul Knoll, University of Southern California
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Tightly focused and well organized, this welcome volume sheds new light upon an important medieval region and provides a fresh understanding of the stimulating theme of human society and its interaction with the natural world. The individual contributors to this collection represent a stellar international assembly of experts. Original scholarship is combined with mature syntheses to ensure that specialist readers, scholars of other times and places who focus on similar interests, and the generalist will all be enriched by reading these contributions. This is a balanced and dispassionate treatment of a region often approached in the past with the ire and passion of particularist and national interests. The range of approaches reflected in this book is impressive: archaeology, environmental study, disease in animals and humans, modernization, and colonization are all topics that seamlessly complement traditional historical approaches. Reflecting an impressively high standard of scholarship, these studies are sure to stimulate further productive research. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Perceptions, Reconstructions and Interdisciplinary Researchp. 3
Central Europe in the Early Middle Ages
Cultural Changes in the Upper Basin of the Odra River at the Close of Antiquityp. 27
Distances, communications et expansion territoriale dans l'Empire carolingienp. 42
Livestock in Early Medieval Ports of Trade on the Baltic Sea: The Emporium Reric and Other Northern German Sitesp. 54
Early Medieval Epizootics and Landscapes of Disease: The Origins and Triggers of European Livestock Pestilences, 400-1000 CEp. 73
Wagria and the Polabian Slavs in the Central Middle Ages
The Settlement History of the Ostholstein Lakeland Area in the Middle Ages, as Revealed by Palynological Recordsp. 117
Network Analysis in Slavic Archaeology: An Example from the Plön Area in Wagria (Schleswig-Holstein)p. 139
Metal Production and Metalworking in Eastern Schleswig-Holstein in the Slavic Periodp. 171
Silesia, Poland and Hungary in the High Medieval Transformation Period
Politics and Change: The Silesian Dukes and the Transformation of the Land in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuriesp. 183
People, Land and Setdement "East of the Elbe," 1150-1310: A Very Large Subject in a Very Small Placep. 204
Archaeological Remarks on High and Late Medieval Rural Landscapes in Silesia and Upper Lusatiap. 226
Transformations of the Natural Landscapes of the Middle Notec Region from the Tenth to the Sixteenth Centuryp. 245
"The Empty Land" and the End of Slavery: Social Transformation in Thirteenth-Century Hungaryp. 274
The Baltic Sea Area in the High and Late Middle Ages
Staking the Novgorodian Frontier: Ladoga's Twelfth-Century Churches as Landscape Markersp. 291
A Cultural History of Food Consumption in Medieval Livonian Townsp. 316
Dynamics for Cultural Change in the Baltic Sea Region in the Age of the Northern Crusades: A Maritime Perspectivep. 329
Concluding Remarks and Thoughts for Future Researchp. 379
Indexp. 397
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