Early Medieval Monetary History

Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn

Author: Martin Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351942522

Category: History

Page: 688

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Mark Blackburn was one of the leading scholars of the numismatics and monetary history of the British Isles and Scandinavia during the early medieval period. He published more than 200 books and articles on the subject, and was instrumental in building bridges between numismatics and associated disciplines, in fostering international communication and cooperation, and in establishing initiatives to record new coin finds. This memorial volume of essays commemorates Mark Blackburn’s considerable achievement and impact on the field, builds on his research and evaluates a vibrant period in the study of early medieval monetary history. Containing a broad range of high-quality research from both established figures and younger scholars, the essays in this volume maintain a tight focus on Europe in the early Middle Ages (6th-12th centuries), reflecting Mark’s primary research interests. In geographical terms the scope of the volume stretches from Spain to the Baltic, with a concentration of papers on the British Isles. As well as a fitting tribute to remarkable scholar, the essays in this collection constitute a major body of research which will be of long-term value to anyone with an interest in the history of early medieval Europe.

50 Finds from Oxfordshire

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Author: Anni Byard

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445670755

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Anni byard explores some of the wonderful and fascinating objects to have been found in Oxfordshire.

A History of Roman Coinage in Britain

Illustrated by Finds Recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Author: Sam Moorhead,Greg Payne,Portable Antiquities Scheme (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897738542

Category: Coins, Roman

Page: 219

View: 5211

Westward on the High-Hilled Plains

The Later Prehistory of the West Midlands

Author: Derek Hurst

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1785704435

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1928

The West Midlands has struggled archaeologically to project a distinct regional identity, having largely been defined by reference to other areas with a stronger cultural identity and history, such as Wessex the South-West, and the North. Only occasionally has the West Midlands come to prominence, for instance in the middle Saxon period (viz. the kingdom of Mercia), or, much later, with rural south Shropshire being the birthplace of the Industrial rRevolution. Yet it is a region rich in natural mineral resources, set amidst readily productive farmland, and with major rivers, such as the Severn, facilitating transportation. The scale of its later prehistoric monuments, notably the hillforts, proclaims the centralisation of some functions, whether for security, exchange or emulation, while society supported the production and widespread distribution of specialised craft goods. Finally, towards the close of prehistory, localised kingdoms can be seen to emerge into view. In the course of reviewing the evidence for later prehistory from the Middle Bronze Age to Late Iron Age, the papers presented here adopt a variety of approaches, being either regional, county-wide, or thematic (eg. by site type, or artefactual typology), and they also encompass the wider landscape as reconstructed from environmental evidence. This is the second volume in a series – The Making of the West Midlands – that explores the archaeology of the English West Midlands region from the Lower Palaeolithic onwards. These volumes, based on a series of West Midlands Research Framework seminars, aim to transform perceptions of the nature and significance of the archaeological evidence across a large part of central Britain.

Minerva

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiquities

Page: N.A

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Iron Age and Roman Coin Hoards in Britain

Author: Roger Bland,Adrian Chadwick,David Mattingley,Colin Haselgrove

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781785708558

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 496

View: 4179

More coin hoards have been recorded from Roman Britain than from any other province of the Empire. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume provides a survey of over 3260 hoards of Iron Age and Roman coins found in England and Wales with a detailed analysis and discussion.Theories of hoarding and deposition and examined, national and regional patterns in the landscape settings of coin hoards presented, together with an analysis of those hoards whose findspots were surveyed and of those hoards found in archaeological excavations. It also includes an unprecedented examination of the containers in which coin hoards were buried and the objects found with them. The patterns of hoarding in Britain from the late 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD are discussed. The volume also provides a survey of Britain in the 3rd century AD, as a peak of over 700 hoards are known from the period from AD 253-296. This has been a particular focus of the project which has been a collaborative research project between the University of Leicester and the British Museum funded by the AHRC. The aim has been to understand the reasons behind the burial and non-recovery of these finds. A comprehensive online database (https://finds.org.uk/database) underpins the project, which also undertook a comprehensive GIS analysis of all the hoards and field surveys of a sample of them.

Current Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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International Medieval Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle Ages

Page: N.A

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Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.

The Museums Journal

Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R.. Rowley,Charles Madeley,W. Ruskin Butterfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museums

Page: N.A

View: 8780

"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

The Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Antiquity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 5927

Includes section "Reviews."

The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

House of Lords official report

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 1102

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 522

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.