Paradigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies

  • Editors
  • Celia Chazelle
  • Felice Lifshitz

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Early Medieval Studies in Twenty-First-Century America

  3. Paradigms: Romanitas, Ethnicity, and Visual Culture

  4. Methods: Texts and Manuscripts from Carolingian Francia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Constance Brittain Bouchard
      Pages 135-151
    3. Jason Glenn
      Pages 153-168
  5. Periodization: From the “Fall of Rome” and Pirenne to Kabbalah

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-257

About this book


The articles in this volume, by scholars all pursuing careers in the United States, concern the theoretical approaches and methods of early medieval studies. Most of the issues examined span the period from roughly 400 to 1000 CE and regions stretching from westernmost Eurasia to the Black Sea and the Baltic. This is the first volume of essays explicitly to reassess the heuristic structures and methodologies of research on "early medieval Europe." Because of its geographic, chronological, thematic, and methodological diversity and scope, the collection also showcases the breadth of early medieval studies currently practiced in the United States.


cities Europe history material culture medieval history Middle Ages

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73516-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-12305-3
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