About the Author
Mayke de Jong received a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam (1986) and is presently Professor of Medieval History at Utrecht University. She has published on a range of early medieval topics, notably monasticism and political ritual. Frans Theuws is a specialist in Frankish archaeology teaching in the Department of European Archaeology of the C.M. Kan-Instituut of the University of Amsterdam and leader of the inter-university South-Netherlands research project on long term developments in the cultural landscape from the late Neolithic into the Late Middle Ages.