Settlement and Social Organization: The Merovingian Region of Metz / Edition 1

Settlement and Social Organization: The Merovingian Region of Metz / Edition 1

by Guy Halsall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521890

ISBN-13: 9780521521895

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521895
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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