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

Hardcover | April 1, 1998

byDaniel G. Russo

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$109.54 online
$124.50 list price (save 12%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.55 × 6.46 × 1.18 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313300798

ISBN - 13:9780313300790

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews