Foreigners in Early Medieval Europe: Thirteen International Studies on Early Medieval Mobility. Monographien des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz, Band 78. Dieter Quast (ed.) 303 Seiten mit 147 z.T. farbigen Abbildungen
The fusion of different cultures into new communities is not just a phenomenon of the 20th and 21st centuries, but has been going on since prehistory. Especially the transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages was an era in which the migrations of steppe-nomad and Germanic warrior groups with their families had caused changes in wide parts of Europe.
In this volume, thirteen studies from different European countries, ranging from Spain to Slovakia and Greece to Sweden, demonstrate diverse perspectives and varying scientific traditions of approaching a theme like »Foreigners in Early Medieval Europe«. These studies highlight different aspects of mobility and exchange, but all are based on contacts between people and groups of people. Studies of straightforward imports, art styles and the history of colonisation or simply new interpretations of »common knowledge« offer new insights.