The Alamans were early victims of post-Roman expansion of the Frankish empire; studies consider both races from historical, archaeological and linguistic perspectives.(3-6c)The Franks were the most successful of all the barbarian peoples in establishing a kingdom in the aftermath of the collapse of the West Roman Empire; among their victims were their immediate neighbours, the Alamans, who were engulfed in the course of Frankish expansion. This volume considers the Franks and Alamans from a series of perspectives, historical, archaeological, and linguistic. The origins of both peoples are explored, as are the settlement patterns of the Alamans, the urban, social, and legal history of the Franks (together with Frankish involvement in missions to the east of the Rhine), the role played by the Franks in the development of early medieval incest legislation, and the evidence of Frankish treasure.IAN WOOD is Professor of Early Medieval History at the University of Leeds.
Contributors: H.J. HUMMER, F. DAMMINGER, M. DE JONG, GUY HALSALL, F. SIEGMUND, IAN WOOD, S.T. LOSEBY, P.J. FOURACRE, M. HARDT, D.H. GREEN, G. AUSENDA.
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Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology
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BISAC HIS037010, SOC008000, SOC003000
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