Amsterdam University Press
Roman Infrastructure in Early Medieval Britain
Title
Roman Infrastructure in Early Medieval Britain
Subtitle
The Adaptations of the Past in Text and Stone
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789463727532
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
240
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
History
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Mateusz Fafinski

Roman Infrastructure in Early Medieval Britain

The Adaptations of the Past in Text and Stone

Early Medieval Britain was more Roman than we think. The Roman Empire left vast infrastructural resources on the island. These resources lay buried not only in dirt and soil, but also in texts, laws, chronicles, charters, even churches and landscapes. This book uncovers them and shows how they shaped Early Medieval Britain. Infrastructures, material and symbolic, can work in ways that are not immediately obvious and exert an influence long after their creators have gone. Infrastructure can also rest dormant and be reactivated with a changed function, role and appearance. This is not a simple story of continuity and discontinuity: It is a story of adaptation and transformation, of how the Roman infrastructural past was used and re-used, and also how it influenced the later societies of Britain.
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Author

Mateusz Fafinski

Mateusz Fafinski is a historian and digital humanist. He researches medieval manuscripts, infrastructures, and urban spaces. He is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Lausanne and teaches medieval history at the Freie Universität Berlin.