Presented book brings forward research papers dedicated to the hillfort at Czermno, on Poland's eastern border, identified at present as the remains of the early medieval city of Cherven', a major site on the Polish-Ruthenian borderland in the 10th-13th centuries. The following book discusses the issues of chronology, production techniques and stylistic features of clay vessels, fragments of which are the most numerous among finds acquired during archaeological fieldwork held in Czermno in the years 1940, 1952, 1976-1979. The monograph is a continuation of the publication from 2016, dedicated to the other categories of finds from the past research in Czermno. The book provides a detailed analysis of technological, formal and stylistic features of vessels manufactured and utilized in the early medieval settlement complex. The Author discusses chronology of technological and stylistic shifts in the pottery production, he also attempts to indicate stylistic influences of pottery-making traditions from both the early Piast state and Kievan Rus'. The results of physicochemical analyses of pottery fabrics as well as radiocarbon datings of organic residues preserved on vessels walls form indispensable complements to the conclusions. Individual analyses are the result of an international cooperation of researchers from Poland, Germany, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine pursued within two wide-scale projects: The Golden Apple of Polish archaeology. Stronghold complexes at Czermno and Gródek (Cherven' Towns) - chronology and function in the light of past and current research (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Warsaw/Poland, National Programme for the Development of the Humanities, project No. 12H 12 0064 81), and The Elbe Marches, Poland and Bohemia from the 10th to the 12th century (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn/Germany, project No. FKZ 01UG1410).
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,1, University of Bonn (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie), language: English, abstract: This paper foremost deals with the question in which ways the magic detective Peter Grant is differentiated from the non-magic detective, that is to say Sherlock Holmes, and in which ways the world of the protagonist is modified by the supernatural. Representatives for the two different approaches will be "A Scandal in Bohemia" (first published in 1891) as well as "A Study in Scarlet" (first published in 1887) by Arthur Conan Doyle and Ben Aaronovitch's "Rivers of London". Even though there are many iconic detectives that could have served the purpose, Sherlock Holmes was chosen as he is something like a patron saint of detective fiction. Priestman states on that matter that "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is the supreme 'character' of nineteenth-century detective fiction" (Detective Fiction 74). "A Scandal in Bohemia" was chosen here as it features a female culprit and it will be interesting to set the female role as presented in the short story against the one in the more recent novel by Aaronovitch. However, when referring to Sherlock Holmes, "A Study in Scarlet" will also be accounted for as this is the story where Watson first meets the legendary sleuth and thus the reader is described a lot of mannerisms of his through the eyes of the narrator. Peter Grant's story was selected as there is barely another novel at the time which features the supernatural next to the criminal in such a striking pattern. This assumption was made due to the fact that Peter Grant is a wizard and a police constable at the same time. Therefore it will be interesting to explore how this fact influences him and the world he lives in and also the distinction between the Victorian and the postmodern approach.