(Artikelnr: 9789089321404)

Rural riches and royal rags? Studies on medieval and modern archaeology presented to Frans Theuws

M. Kars, R. van Oosten, M.A. Roxburgh en A. Verhoeven (eds)

Softcover 272 pp. 2018

Maar liefst veertig bijdragen maken deze feestbundel voor Frans Theuws tot een zeer interessante publicatie die je gewoon wilt hebben. Alle artikelen zijn geschreven in het Engels, maar de onderwerpen hebben dan ook vaak een grensoverschrijdende impact. Neem bijvoorbeeld “How many years should chronological units cover in archaeology?” van Frank Siegmund. Hier wordt serieus stil gestaan bij hoe in de loop der tijd vondst(complex)en gedateerd werden binnen verschillende perioden en culturen. Of “The enigma of the oval-shaped house on the Northwest European Plain, AD 475-1000.” Van Antoinette Huijbers. Zij betoogt dat de vorm van de huizen een uiting is van culturele identiteit, waarbij de vorm te herleiden is tot de vorm van schepen. 

Roman period

  • Contextualising ethnicity and the rhetoric of burial rites in Late Antique Northern Gaul: the evidence from settlements and precious metal circulation. Stijn Heeren & Nico Roymans.
  • From Cordoba to Bellagio: Frans Theuws and the transformation of the Roman world (1993-1998). Mayke de Jong.


Early medieval

  • Living in Oegstgeest 575-725 AD. Jasper de Bruin.
  • Worlds apart? Towards an integration of Dutch research traditions in medieval archaeology. Johan Nicolay.
  • Texandria revisited: in search of a territory lost in time. Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld & Lauran Toorians.
  • By wounds made worthy? Interpreting sharp bladed trauma in the early medieval cemeteries of Maastricht and Rijnsburg (the Netherlands). Raphael Panhuysen & Menno Dijkstra.
  • A ‘Coptic’ bowl from Ewijk and its cemetery context. Annemarieke Willemsen
  • The slow and difficult search for early medieval Tongeren. Alain Vanderhoeven.
  • A status quaestionis of th early medieval burial archaeology in the Flemish part of the Meuse-Demer-Scheldt region. Rica Annaert.
  • Saint Martin, Saint Montan(t) and the early rooting of Christianity in the Pays-de-Gaume. Dick E.H. de Boer.
  • Transparency in the eight century. Glass at the dawn of a major change. Line Van Wersch.
  • Steps in the dark: 7th century paired shoe depositions in the Netherlands. Carol van Driel-Murray.
  • ‘Rich’ women along the Upper Rhine: an extraordinary group of single female burials ca. 450-500 AD. Susanne Brather-Walter & Sebastian Brather.
  • Dealing with death an memory in sixth century Ravenna. Cristina La Rocca.
  • Complementary cemeteries and the significance of the place of interment. Femke Lippok.
  • How many years should chronological units cover in archaeology? Frank Siegmund.
  • Early medieval amber beads in Northern Gaul. Mette Langbroek.
  • Exchanges with the dead – the economic aspects of reopening graves. Martine van Haperen.
  • The eight-century economic recession in the North Sea regions: crisis of chimera? Richard Hodges.
  • Journeying with Madelinus – Bergeijk, via Nijmegen, Amsterdam and Leiden, to the plains and hills of northern Italy. Arent Pol.
  • The enigma of the oval-shaped house on the Northwest European Plain, AD 475-1000. Antoinette Huijbers.
  • Animal symbolism silver smiths, Merovingian graves and early Christianity: (how) are they connected? Mirjam Kars.
  • Wearing brooches: the changing value of a Roman status symbol. Irene Barbiera.
  • Merovingian grave structures in the southern Netherlands. Maaike de Haas.
  • Back to Bergeijk and Oerle, The Campine settlement model revisited. Arno Verhoeven.
  • Frans Theuws and Maastricht: inalienable or inseparable? Eric Wetzels.
  • “Dorestad is simply Dorestad”(and Comacchio is simply Comacchio): lessons from Frans on regional and long-distance trade in early medieval Italy. Sauro Gelichi.
  • Cult, assembly and trade: the dynamics of a ‘central place’, in Ghent, in the County of Flanders, including its social reproduction and the re-organization of trade, between the 7th and 11th centuries. Dries Tys.
  • Centering the ‘liminal’ Middle Ages: reading between the historical and archaeological lines. Nelleke IJssennagger-Van der Pluijm.


Early medieval in the Middle East

  • A new early Christian inscription from the church of Udhruh (South Jordan). Mark Driessen & Fawzi Abudanah.
  • All along the watchtower: feasting in early medieval Butrint, Albana. Joanita Vroom.


Late medieval

  • A biography of Martfelde: medieval settlement mobility in the Campine region (southern Netherlands). Nico Arts.
  • On ‘tombs’ and mottes: interdisciplinary research in Brabant, a ‘broken up’ duchy. Bas Aarts.
  • A Zutphen great hall .... which never materialized? Michel Groothedde.
  • Peasants for Frans: the visibility of predial peasants, free farmers and freemen in the ‘Hof van Delft’, during the demanoralisation period. Epko Bult.


Modern archaeology

  • Alfred-Louis Delattre, Christian missions and the ancient lamps of Carthage. Bonnie Effros.
  • Science imagined. Visualising the series ‘Merovingian Archaeology in the Low Countries. Bregt Balk.
  • Tracing the persistence of medieval plot boundaries in a central street: Breestraat in Leiden, the Netherlands. Marcel IJsselstijn.
  • Tradesmen’s tales: an appeal for the reform of current publication practices in Dutch archaeology. Wim Kemme & Paul Kimenai.
  • Memento amicitiae. A porcelain commemorative tobacco pipe from Camp Oirschot, the Netherlands (1832-1834). Jos Bazelmans, Jan-Willem de Kort & Jan van Doesburg
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