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The rebirth of towns in the west AD 700-1050

Richard Hodges and Brian Hobbley (editors)

CBA Research Report No 68 (1988)

ISBN 0 906880 74 8


Title page of report 68

A review of current research into how, when, and why there was a rebirth of towns between 700 and 1050. Based upon papers presented to the Fourth joint CBA/DUA International conference on The Rebirth of Towns in the West AD 700-1050 held at the Museum of London on 21-23 March, 1986


  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • List of illustrations (p vi)
  • List of contributors (p vii)
  • Acknowledgements (p vii)
  • Introduction (pp viii-ix)
  • Part I Europe
    • 1 The rebirth of towns in the early Middle Ages by Richard Hodges (pp 1-7)
    • 2 Unity and diversity - a framework for the study of European towns by David Hill (pp 8-15)
  • Part II Italy
    • 3 The towns of northern Italy: rebirth or renewal? by Brian Ward-Perkins (pp 16-27)
    • 4 Rome and Naples: survival and revival in central and southern Italy by David Whitehouse (pp 28-31)
    • 5 The rebirth of Rome in the 8th and 9th centries by Paolo Delogu (pp 32-42)
  • Part III Gaul
    • 6 Problems of the continuity of Roman civitates in Gaul, as illustrated by the interrelation of cathedral and palatium by Carlrichard Brühl (pp 43-46)
    • 7 The rebirth of towns in the Rhineland by Walter Janssen (pp 47-51)
    • 8 Dorestad: a Carolingian town? by W J H Verwers (pp 52-56)
    • 9 Reflections on early medieval Tours by Henri Galinié (pp 57-62)
  • Part IV Scandinavia
    • 10 The prehistory of towns in Sweden by Björn Ambrosiani (pp 63-68)
  • Part V Britain
    • 11 Saxon London: Lundenwic and Lundenburg: two cities rediscovered by Brian Hobley (pp 69-82)
    • 12 The economic basis of Anglo-Saxon London Alan Vince (pp 83-92)
    • 13 Ipswich by Keith Wade (pp 93-100)
    • 14 Hanwic (Saxon Southampton): an 8th century port and production centre by Mark Brisbane (pp 101-108)
    • 15 The Roman heritage of Chester: the survival of the buildings of Deva after the Roman period by Tim Strickland (pp 109-118)
    • 16 Early medieval Chester: the historical background by Alan Thacker (pp 119-124)
    • 17 York 700-1050 by Richard A Hall (pp 125-132)
  • Index (pp 133-135)

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