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Author Vargha, Mária, author

Title Hoards, grave goods, jewellery : objects in hoards and in burial contexts during the Mongol invasion of Central-Eastern Europe / Mária Vargha
Published Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 95 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Archaeopress archaeology
Archaeolingua Central European archaeological heritage series ; 8
Archaeopress archaeology.
Archaeolingua. Central European series ; 8.
Contents Introduction -- Jewellery of the high Middle Ages : problems with research -- Typochronology of the finds -- The material culture of hoards : a socio-economic interpretation -- Conclusion
Summary "This monograph examines one specific hoard horizon, which is connected to the Mongol invasion of Hungary (1241-42). With this catastrophic event, the historical context is both well-known and much discussed by contemporaries and modern scholars. This opportunity to examine material connected to a sole event, but across a broad spectrum of geographical space and social class, is unique for hoard horizons in Hungary, and, for that matter, in Europe. Though this study focuses on hoards connected to the Mongol invasion, it is also relevant beyond this specific context. The work addresses issues concerning hoard finds and material culture, and examines how finds are related when found in different contexts (a hoard, grave, or settlement feature), thus the questions raised and conclusions reached are important for other medieval hoard finds. By comparing hoards related to a single historical event to a contemporaneous site - containing a village, a church, and a cemetery - assessments can be made regarding how hoards reflect social issues such as stratification, wealth, status, and fashion."-- Back cover
Notes Published with the cooperation of the Cultural Heritage Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-95)
Notes Print version record
Subject Antiquities -- 13th century
Treasure troves -- Hungary -- 13th century
Grave goods -- Hungary -- 13th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Grave goods.
Treasure troves.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Central European University.
ISBN 9781784912031
Other Titles Hoards, grave goods, jewelry