The main theme of the work is the study of early medieval ethnicity conducted through the analysis of a group of cemeteries in the alluvial plain of Munich and the examination of the development of funerary practice in a period ranging from the fifth to the seventh century AD. as a hybrid act of late Roman and barbaric practices, when in the following century, tribal political communities consolidated, the burial modalities distanced themselves from their Roman origins and became openly barbaric. The study of the burials becomes for the A. reason for a broader reflection on the concept of identity and on the relationship between material culture and ethnicity.
Contains the summary of the volume in Italian
Ottone d'Assia and Riccardo Francovich Award 2008