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Medicine and Disease: The Female “Patient” in Medieval Europe

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...At some time in the late thirteenth century, a woman called Maria Domingas began to despair of ever conceiving a child. The wife of a rich merchant of the parish of Marvila in the Portuguese town of Santarém, Maria had been bleeding...

So the Story Goes

Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the first Viking on Iberia raid, in 844. It begins with a simple statement by a contemporary Latin annalist and shows how this information was elaborated as it passed down a chain of Latin chronicles. Often...

Introduction

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This book aims to put together in a single publication a comprehensive summary of the results of over 25 years of archaeological scholarship on Late Antique and Early Medieval Spain and Portugal, together with an overview of previous...

Arians to Catholics

Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700 : From Romans to Goths and Franks

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Study of Visigothic Spain prior to 589 is hampered the paucity of contemporary texts. Some of our key sources for events of this time were written between 620 and 640 – early enough that their authors might have witnessed some events...

Conclusions

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...It is not very extreme to assume that a person who lived around the year 300 was radically different from someone who lived in the same place in the year 800 (and not just in the Iberian peninsula). We can hypothetically picture...

New townscapes in the late Empire

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...This chapter will analyse the formal and material changes that affected Iberian towns in the late Roman period. By the fourth century the urban landscapes were saturated with monuments. After three centuries of construction there was,...

The economy and the rural world in the late Empire

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...The late Roman administrative system, the civitas, was based on the centrality of the city (urbs), around which a rural hinterland, the territorium was articulated. This territory could be quite broad, and included a number of minor...

The settings of late Roman Hispania

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The differences between the early and the late Roman Empires are both formal and essential. Following Peter Brown’s seminal works (especially Brown 1976), Late Antiquity can be seen as a completely different time period to the Greco-Roman...

The new rural landscape

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The dismantling of the Roman imperial political economy in the fifth century, the necessary adaptation of both local communities and regional elites to the new political milieu and the development of new post-Roman Germanic polities (the...
...Introduction IN EARLY ELEVENTH-CENTURY al-Andalus, al-Dalfa’, one of the concubines of the hajibHajib refers to the person responsible for guarding access to the ruler. However, he often appears as a superintendent of the palace...