CBA Research Reports

Council for British Archaeology, 2000 (updated 2020)

Data copyright © Council for British Archaeology unless otherwise stated

This work is licensed under the ADS Terms of Use and Access.
Creative Commons License

Council for British Archaeology logo

Primary contact

Council for British Archaeology
92 Micklegate
Tel: 01904 671417

Send e-mail enquiry

Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:
Sample Citation for this DOI

Council for British Archaeology (2020) CBA Research Reports [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor]

Joint Information Systems Committee logo
Heds Digitisation Services logo

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)

Download report

The rebirth of towns in the west AD 700-1050 (CBA Research Report 68) PDF 41 Mb

ADS logo
Data Org logo
University of York logo