The transformation of frontiers : from late antiquity to the Carolingians

edited by Walter Pohl, Ian Wood and Helmut Reimitz

In the process of the transformation of the Roman world, the notion of frontiers, but also their topography changed. Within and beyond the old Roman empire, new frontiers were established. This volume explores their meaning and their impact. Three contributions discuss Roman frontiers and their perception in late antiguity, demonstrating that they were not simply defence lines, but also a basis for offensive operations, a focus in eleborate exchange networks and a means of internal control. The frontiers of early medieval kingdoms are the topics of several papers, two of which propose theorectial medels for an understanding of the realm and frontier, of liminality and centrality, wheras othersanalyse the construction, but also in the context of conversion and missions. It becomes clear that the transformation of frontiers was not a linear process in which the imperial frontiers were abandoned and the means of controlling them declined, and the new kningdoms gradually managed to define their frontiers. Rather, the degree to which control was established on liminal movements depended on specific circumstances and cannot be generalized.

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書名 The transformation of frontiers : from late antiquity to the Carolingians
著作者等 Pohl, Walter
Reimitz, Helmut
Wood, Ian N.
Wood Ian
Pohl Walter L.
シリーズ名 The transformation of the Roman world
出版元 Brill
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 vi, 299 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9004111158
NCID BA50331739
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ