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Medieval Archaeology: An Encyclopedia (Pamela Crabtree) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2000) 9780815312864


Title: Medieval Archaeology: An Encyclopedia

Author: Crabtree, Pamela

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780815312864

Volumes: 1; Pages: 448

List Price in Hardcover: $275.00 Our price: $275.00

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This is the first reference work to cover the archaeology of medieval Europe. No other reference can claim such comprehensive coverage--from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy, the archaeology of the entirety of medieval Europe is discussed.

With coverage ranging from the fall of the western Roman empire in the 5th century C.E. through the end of the high Middle Ages in 1500 C.E., Medieval Archaeology: An Encyclopedia answers the needs of medieval scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including archaeologists, historians and classicists. Featuring over 150 entries by an international team of leading archaeologists, this unique reference is soundly based on the most important developments and scholarship in this rapidly growing field.

Entries include: * boat-building * jewelry * Medieval London * Medieval Paris * Scotland in the Dark Ages * Trondheim, Norway * Bohemia: Early Medieval Villages * Dress Accessories * Early Slav Culture * Iron Age * Normandy: Castles and Fortified Residences * Scotland: Early Royal Sites * Shipbuilding * Trelleborg Fortress * Vikings * Visigoths * Wales: Medieval Settlement and many more.

Reviews

"... highly readable for nonspecialists ... recommended for large public and academic libraries."--Booklist/RBB

"Both students and lay readers interested in medieval studies will find it a valuable source."--Against the Grain

"An authoritative resource on the field of medieval archaeology. ... There is no comparable work currently available ... highly recommended for academic libraries supporting programs in archaeology or European history."--American Reference Books Annual, 2000

"There is no encyclopedia with which to compare this work, which is highly readable for nonspecialists. Very little technical language is used. Bibliographies accompany each entry, and a subject guide by country and an index facilitate access. The work is recommended for large public and academic libraries where study of the social and urban aspects of this historical period may be augmented by knowledge gleaned from these digs."--Booklist/RBB, March 1, 2001

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