Medieval Archaeology

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Overview

At a time when archaeology generally is experiencing a surge of popularity, our understanding of medieval settlement, artifacts, environment, buildings and landscapes has been revolutionized. Chris Gerrard looks at the people and excavations that have been important in medieval archaeology and the core theory and methodology used, creating an essential text for all medieval archaeologists.
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'Gerrard has done a great service by producing a well-researched and clearly written account ... This is a serious contribution to medieval archaeology and one that should be read by students, archaeologists, and all those interested in the link between medieval and contemporary society.'British Archaeology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415234627
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/19/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Discovery of Ignorance
1. Inventing the Middle Ages. Antiquarian Views (To C. 1800)
2. Lights and Shadows. Medievalism, the Gothic Revival and the Nineteenth Century (To 1882)
3. An Emerging Discipline. Monuments, Methods and Ideas (1882-1945)

Part 2: Into the Light
4. Out of the Shell. Medieval Archaeology Comes of Age (1945-1970)
5. Breaking Ranks. New Ideas, New Techniques, the Rescue Years and After (1970-89)

Part 3: Winds of Change
6. Retrospect and Prospect. Medieval Archaeology Today (1990 to the Present)

Bibliography

Index

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