Item description for Tools, Weapons and Ornaments: Germanic Material Culture in Pre-Carolingian Central Europe, 400-750 (Northern World, 1) by Herbert Schutz...
This illustrated book continues themes in Central European cultural history treated elsewhere with the intention of presenting an interdisciplinary study of early medieval socio-cultural developments.
A continuation of the preceding books, this volume examines the archeological evidence of the groups who settled Central Europe. It aims to amplify the information recorded during the late Roman Empire about societies, social dynamics and ethnological contexts by examining their material culture. The language of significant objects complements the literature of significant texts.
The three parts of the book inform of the historical and archeological evidence; elaborate the socio-cultural conclusions provided by archeology; examine the system of values as reflected in the forms of artistic expression. The study of objects helps clarify the contours of the Germanic populations of pre-Carolingian Central Europe.
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Get this book if you are interested in Germanic Art Feb 8, 2005
I was a student of Dr Schutz's several years ago. Despite the fact that my carreer established itself outside of the realm of cultural history, I still use this book in my personal research on pre-Christian Germanic culture. Dr Schutz provided an extensive overview of Germanic cultural artefacts, separated into major tribal groups from the earliest mention of the group in question and up to the beginning of Carolingian Europe.
Many of the phototgraphs presented in the book were made by Dr Schutz himself, largely based on artefacts found in German museums, mostly inaccessable to a North American reader. This book is a must-read for any serious student of Central European culture and history.