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H 276 x W 203 mm

138 pages

21 figures, 1 table

Published Aug 2023

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803275130

Digital: 9781803275147

DOI 10.32028/9781803275130

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The 10th Century in Western Europe

Change and Continuity

Edited by Igor Santos Salazar, Catarina Tente

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11 essays from both historians and archaeologists achieve a re-reading of a the tenth century, which has been central to the interpretation of the historical development of Europe over the past decade.




Rulers and Resources in Early Medieval Iberia from c.800- c.1009: Umayyad state fiscality and Astur-Leonese landed politics compared – Robert Portass

Constructing Christian Polities in Northwestern Iberia (711-1109): an overview – Maria João Branco

The contributions of the settlement to the understanding of the rural societies of Northern
Gaul in the 10th century – Édith Peytremann

Transforming Rulership in Tenth-Century Ireland: paradigms, problems and prospects – Patrick Gleeson

Assembly practices in Tenth-century England: continuities and innovations in military mobilisation – Stuart Brookes

The creation of a Visigothic past and the territorial expansion of the Kingdom of Asturias-León – Iñaki Martín Viso

Monastic foundations as aristocratic strategies during the 10th century in the North-West Iberian Peninsula. The case of the Eriz family – José Carlos Sánchez Pardo and Marcos Fernández Ferreiro

The Social Reproduction of the Roman aristocracy in the 9th and 10th Centuries. Liutprand of Cremona and the women of the pope – Maddalena Betti

The 10th century in central-northern Portugal: changing scales of power – Catarina Tente

The formation of a native elite: The case of 10th century Iceland – Orri Vésteinsson

Is there room enough for a change? 10th century historical narratives’concepts of change – Marie-Céline Isaïa

Change and continuity in tenth century Western Europe: A conclusion – Igor Santos Salazar

About the Author

Igor Santos Salazar is ricercatore at the University of Trento where he teaches Medieval History. His current research is concentrated on the forms of articulation of rural society, the documentary culture of the laity, and the administration of justice and fiscal goods by central authorities from the fifth to the twelfth centuries between Italy and Spain.

Catarina Tente is Associate Professor of Archaeology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is a Reseacher at the Institute of Medieval Studies – School of Social Sciences and Humanities (IEM-NOVA FCSH) . Her current research focuses on early medieval communities, particularly in the Portuguese inland territories of Beira Alta. She has promoted several scientific meetings, and shared their findings in international conferences, which have been published in papers, chapters, and book form. Her research and associated activities have been developed within working protocols with municipalities from the Portuguese inland, promoting decentralized research and social returns for local communities.