Mortuary Practices and Social Identities in the Middle Ages
Duncan Sayer & Howard Williams
Building upon Heinrich Härkes influential research on burial archaeology and early medieval migrations, and in particular, his ground-breaking work on the relationship between the theory and practice of burial archaeology, this book sets a new agenda for mortuary archaeology. Using archaeological data, the essays explore how mortuary practices have served in the make-up and expression of medieval social identities.Applying explicit theoretical perspectives to case studies based on a range of European sites (from Scandinavia to Britain, Southern France to the Black Sea), Mortuary Practices and Social Identities in the Middle Ages fulfils the need for a volume that provides accessible material to students, engages with current debates in mortuary archaeologys methods and theories and explores the interpretation of medieval identities through burial data.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Liverpool University Press (30 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0859898792
- ISBN-13: 978-0859898799