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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

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