Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900 The Sword, the Plough and the Book
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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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Copyright year: 2007
Publication date: 8/14/2007
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
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|