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H 290 x W 205 mm

160 pages

43 figures (colour throughout)

Published Aug 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781803272795

Digital: 9781803272801

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Keywords
Medieval; Hungary; Christianisation;

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This book breaks new ground by studying the underutilised archaeological material for the Christianisation of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary; it draws on the archaeological record relating to the Christianisation of the commoners – rural churches and field cemeteries – and more precisely (digital) archaeological archival data.

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Contents

I. INTRODUCTION ;
Problems to be Considered in the Discourse ;
Contextualisation of the Historical Events in the Christianisation of Hungary ;
Contextualisation of the Notion of Christianisation, and Issues with Baptism ;

II. RESEARCH TRENDS IN THE HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES ON THE CHRISTIANISATION OF HUNGARY ;
Archaeology in the Interpretation of the Christianisation of Medieval Hungary ;
Results and Problems in the Archaeological Research of Christianisation ;
Elements of Secular and Ecclesiastical Power – The Castle System and Church Organisation ;

III. SOURCES, METHODS AND APPROACHES ;
Spatial Approaches to Christianisation and State Formation ;
Written Evidence Connected to Christianisation ;
Types of Archaeological Data Considered and their Issues ;

IV. SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIAL – MODELLING CHRISTIANISATION ;
Primary Questions and Methods ;
The Eleventh Century ;
Central Power and Christianisation in the Eleventh Century ;
Ecclesiastical Centres as Places of Central Power in the Eleventh Century ;
Rural Sites and Christianisation in the Eleventh Century ;
The Twelfth Century ;

V. HISTORICAL THEORIES AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIAL OF CHRISTIANISATION COMPARED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PAROCHIAL NETWORK ;
Precedents and Influences on the Ecclesiastical System ;
The Role of Royal Churches ;

VI. CONCLUSIONS ;

APPENDIX ;
Field Cemeteries (Fig. 33.) ;
Churches of the 11th Century (Fig. 34.) ;
Transitional Cemeteries of the 11th Century (Fig. 35) ;
Monasteries of the 11th Century (Fig. 36.) ;
Bishoprics of the 11th Century (Fig. 37.) ;
Castles of the 11th Century (Fig. 38.) ;
Churches of the 12th Century (Fig. 39.) ;
Transitional Cemeteries of the 12th Century (Fig. 40.) ;
Monasteries of the 12th Century457 (Fig. 41.) ;
Bishoprics in the 12th Century458 (Fig. 42.) ;
Castles in the 12th Century459 (Fig. 43.) ;

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