Chapter Five. Economy

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. Howard B. Clarke Associate Professor

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch5

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Clarke, H. B. (2009) Economy, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. University College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • economic life, relating to production and distribution of goods;
  • kingdoms and sub-kingdoms, economic units;
  • kingdom of Rheged, illustrating present-day political divisions;
  • Fox's sixth proposition relates to relative proximity to Mediterranean civilization;
  • post-Roman imprint;
  • Latin-based ogham alphabet in southern Ireland - Christianizing context;
  • Romanization of Ireland, post-Roman achievement;
  • phenomenon of wíc, post-Roman imitation of classical productive and trading settlements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Regions and Sub-regions

  • The Post-Roman Imprint

  • Some Economic Mechanisms

  • Varieties of Economic Life

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography