Frisians of the Early Middle Ages
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438 Pages

24 x 17 cm

64 colour. 7 b/w. 15 line. Illustrations

Series: Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology

Imprint: Boydell Press

Frisians of the Early Middle Ages

Edited by John Hines and Nelleke IJssennagger-van der Pluijm

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Multi-disciplinary approaches shed fresh light on the Frisian people and their changing cultures.
Frisian is a name that came to be identified with one of the territorially expansive, Germanic-speaking peoples of the Early Middle Ages, occupying coastal lands south and south-east of the North Sea. Highly varied manifestations of Frisian-ness can be traced in and around the north-western corner of the European continent in cultural, linguistic, ethnic and political forms across two thousand years to the present day.
The thematic studies in this volume foreground how diverse "Frisians" in different places and contexts could be. They draw on a range of multi-disciplinary sources and methodologies to explore a comprehensive range of social, economic and ideological aspects of early Frisian culture, from the Dutch province of Zeeland in the south-west to the North Frisian region in the north-east. Chronologically, there is an emphasis on the crucial developments of the seventh and eighth centuries AD, alongside demonstrations of how later evidence can retrospectively clarify long-term processes of group formation.The essays here thus add substantial new evidence to our understanding of a crucial stage in the evolution of an identity which had to develop and adapt to changing influences and pressures.
List of Figures
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Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

1. Frisians of the Early Middle Ages: An Archaeoethnological Perspective
Nelleke IJssennagger-van der Pluijm, John Hines and Ian Wood
2. For Daily Use and Special Moments: Material Culture in Frisia, AD 400-1000
Egge Knol
3. The Frisians and their Pottery: Social Relations before and after the Fourth Century AD
Annet Nieuwhof
4. Landscape, Trade and Power in Early-medieval Frisia
Gilles de Langen and J. A. Mol
5. Law and Political Organisation of the Early Medieval Frisians (c. AD 600-800)
Han Nijdam
6. Recent Developments in Early-medieval Settlement Archaeology: The North Frisian Point of View
Bente Sven Majchczack
7. Franks and Frisians
Ian Wood
8. Mirror Histories: Frisians and Saxons from the First to the Ninth Century AD
Robert Flierman
9. Structured by the Sea: Rethinking Maritime Connectivity of the Early-medieval Frisians
Nelleke IJssennagger-van der Pluijm
10. Art, Symbolism and the Expression of Group Identities in Early-medieval Frisia
J. A. W. Nicolay
11. Religion and Conversion amongst the Frisians
John Hines
12. Traces of a North Sea Germanic Idiom in the Fifth-Seventh Centuries AD
Arjen P. Versloot
13. Runic Literacy in North-West Europe, with a Focus on Frisia
Tineke Looijenga


Final Discussion
List of Contributors

JOHN HINES is Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University.

NELLEKE IJSSENNAGGER-VAN DER PLUIJM is Director of the Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden.

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Title Details

438 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

64 colour. 7 b/w. 15 line. Illustrations

Series: Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology

Imprint: Boydell Press