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The Resource Medieval life : archaeology and the life course, Roberta Gilchrist, (electronic resource)

Medieval life : archaeology and the life course, Roberta Gilchrist, (electronic resource)

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Medieval life : archaeology and the life course
Title
Medieval life
Title remainder
archaeology and the life course
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Gilchrist
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An important and timely volume... an elegant summary of complex theory, and synthesis of an impressive body of material. It will be eagerly read by current and future generations of archaeologists, and will demonstrate the significance of historical archaeology to a much wider scholarly audience.' Dr Kate Giles, University of York. The aim of this book is to explore how medieval life was actually lived - how people were born and grew old, how they dressed, how they inhabited their homes, the rituals that gave meaning to their lives and how they prepared for death and the afterlife. Its fresh and original approach uses archaeological evidence to reconstruct the material practices of medieval life, death and the afterlife. Previous historical studies of the medieval 'lifecycle' begin with birth and end with death. Here, in contrast, the concept of life course theory is developed for the first time in a detailed archaeological case study. The author argues that medieval Christian understanding of the 'life course' commenced with conception and extended through the entirety of life, to include death and the afterlife. Five thematic case studies present the archaeology of medieval England (c.1050-1540 CE) in terms of the body, the household, the parish church and cemetery, and the relationship between the lives of people and objects. A wide range of sources is critically employed: osteology, costume, material culture, iconography and evidence excavated from houses, churches and cemeteries in the medieval English town and countryside. Medieval Life reveals the intimate and everyday relations between age groups, between the living and the dead, and between people and things. Roberta Gilchrist is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading--
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Gilchrist, Roberta
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Material culture
  • Archaeology, Medieval
  • England
Label
Medieval life : archaeology and the life course, Roberta Gilchrist, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846159749/type/BOOK
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Archaeology and the life course -- Experiencing age : the medieval body -- Clothing the body : age, sexuality and transitional rites -- The medieval household : the material culture of everyday life -- The medieval church and cemetery : the quick and the dead -- Medieval lives : people and things
Control code
CR9781846159749
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846159749
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806040071
Label
Medieval life : archaeology and the life course, Roberta Gilchrist, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846159749/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Archaeology and the life course -- Experiencing age : the medieval body -- Clothing the body : age, sexuality and transitional rites -- The medieval household : the material culture of everyday life -- The medieval church and cemetery : the quick and the dead -- Medieval lives : people and things
Control code
CR9781846159749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846159749
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806040071

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