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Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900 The Sword, the Plough and the Book

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ISBN-10: 0415215072

ISBN-13: 9780415215077

Edition: 2007

Authors: Matthew Innes

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This comprehensive survey synthesises a quarter of a century of pathbreaking research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. Matthew Innes combines an account of the historical background of the period with discussion of the social, economic, cultural and political structures within it.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Matthew Innes is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: Rome, the Barbarians and the Fate of Western Europe
The Transformation of the Roman West
A new Roman Order: State, Church and Society in the Late Empire
Barbarians, the Roman Frontier and the Crisis of the Western Empire
The Fifth-Century West and the 'Fall of Rome'
The End of the Ancient Mediterranean
The Western Mediterranean in the Age of 'Reconquest'
Arabs, Avars and Amphoras: Causes and Consequences of Imperial Collapse
Kingdoms and Communities in the Post-Roman West
Hispania and Italy: Contrasting Communities
Gaul and Germany: the Merovingian World
Britain and Ireland: Kings and Peoples
The Carolingian Moment: Western Europe in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries
'The invincible race of the Franks': Conquest, Christianisation and Carolingian Kingship
'Peace, unity and concord among the Christian people': Carolingian Order and its Architects
Paradoxes of Empire: Western Europe in the Ninth Century
Epilogue: The Sword, The Plough and The Book