Session515
TitleOn the Fringes of Empire: Local and Supra-Local Identities beyond the Carolingian Realm, I
Date/TimeTuesday 8 July 2014: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorFoundations of the European Space 2 (FES2) Research Network
 
OrganiserLetty Ten Harkel, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairWendy Davies, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Paper 515-a Impact of Empires: The Scandinavian Fringe, c. 200-1000
(Language: English)
Frode Iversen, Kulturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Economics - Trade; Geography and Settlement Studies; Law
Paper 515-b On the Edge of Empire: Identities on Walcheren (the Netherlands) in the 10th Century
(Language: English)
Letty Ten Harkel, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - Sites; Economics - Trade; Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 515-c Peasant Communities and Distant Elites in Early Medieval Asturias: An Archaeological Approach
(Language: English)
Margarita Fernández Mier, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de León
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Economics - Rural; Geography and Settlement Studies; Social History
 
AbstractThe Carolingian empire is often regarded as the driving force behind socio-economic and political developments in Europe during the latter part of the first millennium. This viewpoint, resulting in part from a better range of surviving documentary sources, implies other regions in north-west Europe were marginal, existing only in relation to the greater power of the Carolingian empire. This two-part session seeks to redress the imbalance by focusing on the interaction between local and non-local identities in different regions on the fringes of the Carolingian world: Scandinavia, Anglo-Saxon Wessex, the coastal zone of modern-day Netherlands, and the early medieval states of the Iberian peninsula further south.