Northern gold : amber in Lithuania (c. 100 to c. 1200) / by Audrone Bliujiene.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
- East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450 18.
East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450 ; v. 18
1 online resource (466 p.)
- Amber -- Lithuania.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Lithuania.
Jewelry, Prehistoric -- Lithuania.
Lithuania -- Antiquities.
- Electronic books.
- This study presents a systematic analysis of the huge, and in most cases, completely new archaeological evidence for amber from Lithuania and the surrounding regions. A comprehensive synthesis of archaeological evidence and written sources provides an opportunity to develop new viewpoints about the sources of amber, extraction methods, amber-wearing traditions in different Aestii/Balt cultures and by people of different social status, ages and genders, and the amber trade in different markets in Lithuania and the whole eastern Baltic region. However, a tradition of amber usage in Lithuania was dependent not only on the ability of local communities to acquire “northern gold” but, to a larger degree, its use in the north was determined by cultural developments that took place in Europe.
- Preliminary Material
1. Baltic Amber: Distribution, Main Sources and Accessibility
2. Amber in Lithuanian Historiography
3. The Aestii and the Glesum Epoch
4. Amber in Medieval Lithuania
Appendices and Tables
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -406) and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1163/9789004217355 DOI
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