Town Origins And Development In Early England, C.400-950 A.d. by Daniel G. RussoTown Origins And Development In Early England, C.400-950 A.d. by Daniel G. Russo

Town Origins And Development In Early England, C.400-950 A.d.

byDaniel G. Russo

Hardcover | April 1, 1998

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Relying heavily on primary literary sources and archaeological scholarship, this study sheds new light on the development of towns in early England from late Roman to late Anglo-Saxon times. After a discussion of the problems of urban definition and typology, Russo examines the background of Romano-British urbanism in its prime and in its late Roman transformations. He demonstrates that late Roman towns were virtually abandoned before the Anglo-Saxon invasions. The emporia--new types of Anglo-Saxon towns--are analyzed on the basis of written and archaeological evidence and are compared with continental emporia. Finally, the origin and growth of the Anglo-Saxon burgh is considered from its eighth-century Mercian beginnings to the better known cases of King Alfred and his successors.
Title:Town Origins And Development In Early England, C.400-950 A.d.Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.55 × 6.46 × 1.18 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313300798

ISBN - 13:9780313300790

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