IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 512: Urbanism and Rurality in Early Medieval Northern Europe, IV: Rural-Urban Connections (i)

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:John Naylor, Department of Archaeology, University of York / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Julian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Paper 512-aMedieval Urban and Rural Coin Use in Norway: Different Worlds – Different Mindsets?
(Language: English)
Jon Anders Risvaag, Museum of Natural History & Archaeology, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim
Index terms: Mentalities, Numismatics, Social History
Paper 512-cRibe and its Hinterland: Spatial Continuity in South-Western Denmark
(Language: English)
Claus Feveile, Den Antikvariske Samling, Ribe
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Urban

Approaches to urban and rural in early medieval northern Europe usually form distinct fields of research. Much work in the last fifteen years has focused towards gaining greater understanding of regional patterns of settlement and economy. This has had a fundamental impact on the way we perceive the role and function of rural areas in societal and economic change and there is now a growing need to integrate this with steadily increasing evidence from urban sites. This session will explore the interactions between urban and rural settlements to discuss the nature and development of towns and their regions in north-west Europe.