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He eastern frontier cities bordering the Parthian Empire in Iran – were all shaped by interaction with the Roman Empire and profoundly influenced by its material cultureAuthor Noël Adams surveys the magnificent pieces that were made to advertise power and wealth in these new “barbarian” kingdoms which arose after the fall of the Roman Empire and in doing so shows the dramatic and surprising relationshipbetween these “migration era” objects and later medieval art In a volume full of wonderful images highlights include Gothic and Visigothi.

Bright Lights of the Dark Ages is a major new volume on early Medieval art It features over two hundred stunning and extremely rare early medieval gold and precious stonework objects including brooches buckles shields clasps spoons and other “grave goods” that were interred as status symbols with their owners in burials mounds across EuropeThe new societies of the early Medieval period which developed on the periphery of the great Roman Empire – Germanic barbarians in western Europe Sarmatian and later Alanic tribes around the Black Sea and

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C imperial style brooches from modern day Slovakia and Crimea superb Gallo Roman spoons and enamelled domed brooches and buckles from Northern Europe and BritainContentsDirector's Foreword William M Griswold Preface Eugene V Thaw Author's Acknowledgments Notes to the Reader Introduction Classical Traditions Barbarian Styles New Enemies New Allies The Hunnic Period and Its Aftermath in the East Gothic Identity Merovingian Fashions Anglo Saxon England and Scandinavia Barbarians and Byzantium Glossary Appendix Provenance of Works in the Thaw Collectio.

Dr Noel Adams is an independent scholar who has published widely on the metalwork and jewellery of the Early Middle Ages