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Medieval rural settlement in marginal landscapes; proceedings.


Medieval rural settlement in marginal landscapes; proceedings.

Ruralia (7th: 2007: Cardiff, Wales). Ed. by Jan Klapste and Petr Sommer.

Brepols Publishers


446 pages



Ruralia; 7


When marginality was chosen as the theme of the conference on medieval rural archeology, the organizers deliberately refrained from defining the concept, and as they had hoped, discussions about it were lively and the debates spiced up the papers. The 31 papers consider such topics as early medieval transhumance in Cornwall, coastal and estuarine approaches to landscape studies in medieval Ireland, long-lasting effects of Viking Age settlements on vegetation in the forest limit ecotone in the Scandinavian mountains, settlement and farming on marginal moorlands of western Jutland, settlement development in the coastal dunes and the coversand region of the central Netherlands during the Middle Ages, margins and centers in the shaping of the Pyrenean slopes, archeology and environmental history of medieval settlements in the northern Black Forest, and tracing environmental changes in marginal landscapes in Hungary. Eight of the papers are in European languages other than English. No index is provided. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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