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H 290 x W 205 mm

366 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Oct 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784916817

Digital: 9781784916824

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Early medieval; festschrifte; Middle Ages; Italy; Britain; Mediterranean

Encounters, Excavations and Argosies

Essays for Richard Hodges

Edited by John Moreland, John Mitchell, Bea Leal

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Richard Hodges, one of Europe’s preeminent archaeologists, has, throughout his career, transformed the way we understand the early Middle Ages; this volume pays tribute to him with a series of reflections on some of the themes and issues which have been central to his work over the last forty years.



Introduction (John Mitchell and John Moreland); Richard Hodges (Mother Miriam Benedict); Richard a San Vincenzo al Volturno, il 23 settembre 1985* (Franco Valente); An ode to New Light on Early Medieval Monasticism (Neil Christie); Looking beyond the local: Richard Hodges’ extraordinary journey from Box to Butrint (Jim Symonds); Cutting history in slices. Periodization and the Middle Ages: an archaeological perspective (Andrea Augenti); Stone Age Economics: a new audit (Graeme Barker); Richard Hodges and Tuscany: from the pioneering excavations of the 80s to the ERC-Advanced nEU-Med Project (Giovanna Bianchi); From villa to minster at Southwell (Will Bowden); Islamization and trade in the Arabian Gulf in the age of Mohammad and Charlemagne (Jose C. Carvajal López); Remembering the early Christian baptistery, the Venetian castle and Art-Deco Saranda: a personal view of the future of heritage and development in Saranda and Butrint (Prue Chiles); The popes and their town in the time of Charlemagne (Paolo Delogu); The rebirth of towns in the Beneventan principality (8th-9th centuries) (Alessandro Di Muro); The monastery of Anselm and Peter. The origins of Nonantola between Lombards and Carolingians (Sauro Gelichi); Farfa revisited: the early medieval monastery church (Sheila Gibson, Oliver J. Gilkes and John Mitchell); Butrint’s death and resurrection: the medieval lime-kiln in the Roman forum (David Hernandez); ʿAnjar: An Umayyad image of urbanism and its afterlife (Bea Leal); Lively columns and living stones - the origins of the Constantinian church basilica (John Mitchell); The survival and revival of urban settlements in the southern Adriatic: Aulon and Kanina in the early to late Middle Ages (Nevila Molla); Powerful matter – agency and materiality in the early Middle Ages (John Moreland); We do it indoors and sitting down, but still call it archaeology – unravelling and recording blocklifted hoards (Pippa Pearce); Albanian Archaeology in the New Millennium and The British Contribution (Luan Përzhita); ‘Moi Auguste’ – Les images de l’empereur Auguste dans les collections des musées albanais (Iris Pojani); Butrint in the late 6th to 7th centuries: contexts, sequences and ceramics (Paul Reynolds); Athens, Charlemagne and Small Change (Alessia Rovelli); From villa to village. Late Roman to early medieval settlement networks in the ager Rusellanus (Alessandro Sebastiani); Scandinavian monetisation in the first millennium AD – practices and institutions (Dagfinn Skre); Philosophiana in central Sicily in the late Roman and Byzantine periods: settlement and economy (Emanuele Vaccaro); Appunti, grezzi, per un’agenda di Archeologia Pubblica in Italia (Marco Valenti); Leiderdorp: a Frisian settlement in the shadow of Dorestad (Arno A. A. Verhoeven and Menno F. P. Dijkstra); Saranda in the waves of time: some early medieval pottery finds from a port in the Byzantine Empire (Joanita Vroom); Richard Hodges and the British School at Rome (BSR) (Christopher Smith); Richard Hodges: an intellectual appreciation (Chris Wickham)