/Studier i stads- och kommunhistoria; 14
(Studies in Urban History; 14)

The Emergence of Towns
Archaeology and Early Urbanization in Non-Roman, North-West Europe

This anthology explores the earliest urbanization process from the Viking Age to the 12th century; its causes and its major characteristics. It consists of contributions from several distinguished scholars from the academic fields of urban archaeology, social geography and history. Together the articles cover a vast region of northern Europe from Ireland in the west to the Ukraine in the east. The themes of the articles vary from historiographical or synthetic discussions and analyses of general urban processes, or the research field as such, to deep digging and comparative approaches to particular archaeological urban objects in different countries. Questions of continuity through the Viking era, as well as the role of organized political power behind early urban developments, are raised. A major theme for several of the authors is the Viking raids upon urban development in continental North-West Europe and Ireland. The Emergence of Towns
Archaeology and Early Urbanization in Non-Roman, North-West Europe

Nilsson, Lars & Lilja, Sven (eds.)
Studies in Urban History; 14
149 pp.
ISBN: 91-88882-00-4
Stockholm 1996
Price: 175 SEK

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Key Words: urban history, early urbanization, urban archaeology, social geography, northen Europe, the Viking Age, early urban development.

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