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The Germanic Realms in Pre-Carolingian Central Europe, 400-750

Schutz, Herbert

The Germanic Realms in Pre-Carolingian Central Europe, 400-750

Series: American University Studies - Volume 196

Year of Publication: 2000

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. XXVII, 472 pp., num. ill.
ISBN 978-0-8204-4965-4 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.790 kg, 1.742 lbs

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Book synopsis

The Germanic Realms in Pre-Carolingian Central Europe, 400-750 complements the scant historical and ethnographic information left by the classical authors about the peoples of the «migration» period in Central Europe with extensive archeological evidence. This allows additional conclusions about what the people valued, what their sense of style was, how they felt about one another, where and how they lived, and from what they suffered and died. We can even deduce something of their beliefs. By examining their settlement patterns, funerary practices, material cultures, myths of origin, and their Christianization, this book presents a complementary picture of their individual characteristics. It is the intention of this book to make available for English readers a clearer cultural profile of the emergent populations in early medieval Central Europe.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Herbert Schutz is Professor of German at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto with a dissertation published as Hermann Kasack: The Role of the Critical Intellect in the Creative Writer’s Work (Lang, 1973). He has published and presented numerous articles, reviews, and papers on eighteenth-century German literature, the history of art and ideas, German language teaching texts, and pedagogy. Other books he has published in the field of Central European archeology and history are The Prehistory of Germanic Europe and The Romans in Central Europe.


American University Studies: Series 9, History. Vol. 196