Settlement and Social Organization: The Merovingian Region of Metz / Edition 1by Guy Halsall
Pub. Date: 09/05/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is a regional study of what is now northern Lorraine during the period between the end of the Roman Empire and the accession of Charlemagne. It covers a broad range of historical themes, looking at all areas of society and the settlements in which it lived. Adopting a new multi-disciplinary methodology that integrates historical and archaeological evidence, it argues that early medieval society was not stagnant, as is often thought, but was both diverse and open to constant change.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; Part I. Social Organization: 2. Social organization: descriptive analysis of the documentary evidence; 3. Creating a model: cemeteries of the Merovingian civitas of Metz; 4. Testing the model: cemeteries outside the civitas of Metz; Part II. Settlement: 5. Rural settlement; 6. Intermediate settlement: Castra, vici, palaces and monasteries; 7. Urbanism in Metz; Part III. Conclusions: 8. Town and country, c. 450–c. 600; 9. The later Merovingian period; Bibliography; Index.
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