Administrative Organisation and State Formation: A Case Study of Assembly Sites in Södermanland, Sweden

  title={Administrative Organisation and State Formation: A Case Study of Assembly Sites in S{\"o}dermanland, Sweden},
  author={Alexandra Sanmark},
  journal={Medieval Archaeology},
  pages={205 - 241}
  • A. Sanmark
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Medieval Archaeology
Abstract This is the first multi-disciplinary study of Swedish local thing (assembly) sites of the Viking Age through to the late Middle Ages. Previous studies ignored the larger body of evidence, producing models that are too generalising and often one-dimensional. A systematic overview of the location, features and landscape characteristics of things in the county of Södermanland enables exploration of wider questions, such as the development of the thing organisation and the beginnings of… 

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