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The Languages of Gift in the Early Middle Ages (Paperback)
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The Languages of Gift in the Early Middle Ages (Paperback)

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Paperback 322 Pages / Published: 23/01/2014
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This book is a collection of original essays on gift in the early Middle Ages, from Anglo-Saxon England to the Islamic world. Focusing on the languages of gift, the essays reveal how early medieval people visualized and thought about gift, and how they distinguished between the giving of gifts and other forms of social, economic, political and religious exchange. The same team, largely, that produced the widely cited The Settlement of Disputes in Early Medieval Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1986) has again collaborated in a collective effort that harnesses individual expertise in order to draw from the sources a deeper understanding of the early Middle Ages by looking at real cases, that is at real people, whether peasant or emperor. The culture of medieval gift has often been treated as archaic and exotic; in this book, by contrast, we see people going about their lives in individual, down-to-earth and sometimes familiar ways.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107698789
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

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