Editor: Professor Florin Curta, University of Florida
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The Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages is a fundamental source of information for the study of the history and archaeology of medieval East Central and Eastern Europe, an area of great interference and symbiosis of influences from Scandinavia, Western Europe, the steppe lands of Eurasia, as well as Byzantium. The bibliography provides comprehensive coverage of all publications, in all languages, pertaining to this vast area of the European continent and its impact on European history from about 500 to the aftermath of the Mongol invasion of 1241. The bibliography aims to encourage further research, but also to provide guidance through an enormous amount of information available in a variety of languages and a great multitude of publications. It offers search capabilities which are particularly useful for very narrowly defined research goals, thus encouraging comparative work with materials from other parts of Europe.
• Contains over 65,000 bibliographical records
• Updated annually, with approximately 1,000 to 2,000 new records added
• All titles in languages other than English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are translated into English
• Full browsing possibilities: the bibliography is browsable via filters, including publication date, format, language, and subject keywords
• Fully searchable: full-text search, keyword search, author search, title search
• Over 5,000 keywords, covering geographical, chronological, and thematic categories, allowing both general and specific searches; unclear keywords are clarified by illustrations
Subjects included in the Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages:
• history and art history
• archaeology, bioarchaeology, and zooarchaeology
• linguistics and philology
• paleography, epigraphy, and manuscript studies
• numismatics and sigillography
• climate history and paleobotany
Publication forms included in the Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages:
• books (monographs)
• articles from journals, including e-journals
• chapters from edited volumes, including Festschriften and conference proceedings
• reviews and review articles
• PhD dissertations and MA theses
• critical editions and translations of primary sources
Researchers and students with interests in any aspect of eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnography, historiography, history, language and linguistics, literature, and religion; in addition, scholars researching the comparative history of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
"This Bibliography opens the door to a wealth of titles of articles and books dealing with the written and archaeological data for western Eurasian history from the Baltic, the Middle Danube and the Adriatic to Byzantium, the Urals and beyond. As one might expect from the editor’s track-record, a very wide range of materials has undergone judicious selection and characterization, particularly with reference to archaeological publications, for the period from c. 500 until the new order which the Mongols brought to much of Western Eurasia in the mid-thirteenth century. Keywords guide the novice further into the subject, step by step, while the specialist can zero in on the topic, technical term or author of their choice. Matters of literary, cultural or general history receive their due, and one can pursue such topics as Law and Liturgy in a Dalmatian city, the Rus Metropolitan Ilarion’s Sermon on Law and Grace, or the ritual goings-on at the Polish town of Gniezno in 1000 with equal ease. Given the fragmented and multilingual nature of the subject matter and the countless problems of interpretation raised by our all too scanty narrative sources, the navigation-aids provided in this Bibliography will be invaluable for students and scholars alike. The directions are given clearly enough to make sense even to a digital non-native (such as myself)."
Jonathan Shepard, University of Oxford.
"The Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages is an essential tool for scholars interested in the history of the region. It offers a comprehensive list of more than 65,000 bibliographic entries in major western languages. In addition, it brings also the vast production of historians and archaeologists published in local languages, usually unnoticed by western scholars. The bibliography is a modern, first-hand heuristic tool for anyone interested in medieval history and archaeology of East and East-Central Europe. It is user friendly and provides thousands of entries fully classified by date and keywords, including full bibliographical record."
Dusan Zupka, Comenius University, Bratislava.
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