Town Origins and Development in Early England, c.400-950 A.D. (Contributions to the Study of World History) pdf epub fb2

Town Origins and Development in Early England, c.400-950 A.D. (Contributions to the Study of World History) by Daniel Russo pdf epub fb2

Town Origins and Development in Early England, c.400-950 A.D. (Contributions to the Study of World History) Author: Daniel Russo
Title: Town Origins and Development in Early England, c.400-950 A.D. (Contributions to the Study of World History)
ISBN: 0313300798
ISBN13: 978-0313300790
Other Formats: lrf lit doc docx
Pages: 328 pages
Publisher: Praeger (February 28, 1998)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1438 kb
Size EPUB version: 1637 kb
Subcategory: Europe




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.