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Title: Guests in the House: Cultural Transmission between Slavs and Scandinavians 900 to 1300 AD
Author: Roslund, Mats
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004161894
Volumes: 1; Pages: xxvi, 558
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Mats Roslund discusses the presence of Slavic visitors in the area corresponding to modern Sweden during the period 900-1300 A.D.. Ethnic and cultural identity are seen through the reproduction of a Slav style in every-day pottery. The interpretation is preceded by an introduction to Slav archaeology and cultural identity expressed in material culture.The focus is on a pottery type called Baltic ware. Baltic ware has traditionally been regarded as a purely Slavic product, reaching Scandinavia through trade and free-moving artisans or as a result of co-operation between Slavic and Scandinavian potters. The aim of the book is to capture the dynamics in the interaction, to distinguish regional differences between the two traditions and present a contextual interpretation.