Topographies of Power in the Early Middle Ages
Frans Theuws, Mayke B. de Jong, Carine Van Rhijn
BRILL, 2001 - History - 609 pages
The 19 papers presented in this volume by North American and European historians and archaeologists discuss how early medieval political and religious elites constructed 'places of power', and how such places, in turn, created powerful people. They also examine how the 'high-level' power exercised by elites was transformed in the post-Roman kingdoms of Europe, as Roman cities gave way as central stages for rituals of power to a multitude of places and spaces where political and religious power were represented. Although the Frankish kingdoms receive a large share of attention, contributions also focus on the changing topography of power in the old centres of the Roman world, Rome and Constantinople, to what 'centres of power' may have meant in the steppes of Inner Asia, Scandinavia or the lower Vistula, where political power was even more mobile and decentralised than in the post-Roman kingdoms, as well as to monasteries and their integration into early medieval topographies of power.
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Cemeteries as places of power
Topography and the creation of public space in early medieval Constantinople
the making of a papl Rome in the eigth and ninth centuries
repossessing ancient remains in early medieval Gaul
Cordoba in the Vita vel passio Argenteae
Topographies of holy power in sixthcentury Gaul
Maastricht as a centre of power in the early Middle Ages
the making of a ninthcentury holy place
People places and power in Carolingian society
The regia and the hiring barbarian places of power
Asgard reconstructed? Gudme a central place in the North
The lower Vistula area as a region of power and its continental contacts
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Page 578 - L'environnement des églises et la topographie religieuse des campagnes médiévales. Actes du IIIe congrès international d'archéologie médiévale, Aix-en-Provence 1989, Paris, 1994, p. 80-97; P. BONNASSIE, « L'ensagrerament : la concentration de l'habitat dans le "cercle de paix" des églises en Catalogne et dans la France du Midi (fin Xe-XIe siècles) », dans Ibid.