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The Continental Saxons from the Migration Period to the Tenth Century : An Ethnographic Perspective

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The Continental Saxons developed from a subsistence economy, practiced up to the Carolingian conquest in the late eighth century, to become rulers of the Holy Roman Empire a little over a century and a half later. A historian introduces the topic, evaluating the reliability of the sources. Archaeologists then describe the living conditions, especially along the coast where villages have been excavated, and social customs revealed by grave-goods. Legal procedures are inferred from surviving evidence, and the regional economy, based on agriculture and animal husbandry, is reconstructed through the study of vegetable remains and pollen analysis. The birth of urban communities, stimulated by monastic settlements and trade, is followed through archaeological evidence; study of visual art-forms is based on analysis of grave-goods; and in the absence of surviving evidence for poetry, a Carolingian eulogical poem is discussed. Also discussed are Saxon political relations prior to and during the Carolingian conquest; the few signs of traditional religion that can be gleaned from the "Lives" of missionaries; and Christianity and the activity of religious orders, which eventually brought about the conversion of the Saxons and the introduction of written culture.


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Détails Livres

Author(s)
Dennis H. Green, Frank Siegmund
Format
Hardback | 368 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 30.23mm | 952.54g
Publication date
01 Jan 2004
Publisher
Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Imprint
The Boydell Press
Publication City/Country
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1843830264
ISBN13
9781843830269
Bestsellers rank
809,657