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From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms

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ISBN-10: 0415327423

ISBN-13: 9780415327428

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas F. X. Noble

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How, when and why did the Middle Ages begin? This reader gathers together a prestigious collection of revisionist thinking on questions of key research in medieval studies.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.37" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

After receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Thomas Noble taught at Albion College, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Virginia. In 1999 he received the University of Virginia's highest award for teaching excellence and in 2008 Notre Dame's Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2011 he received the Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., award for excellence in teaching and scholarship from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 chairperson of Notre Dame's history department. He is the author of Images,…    

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Series editor's preface
A chronology of Romans and barbarians in Late Antiquity
Introduction: Romans, barbarians, and the transformation of the Roman Empire
Barbarian ethnicity and identity
The crisis of European identity
Gothic history as historical ethnography
Origo et religio: ethnic traditions and literature in early medieval texts
Does the distant past impinge on the invasion age Germans?
Defining the Franks: Frankish origins in early medieval historiography
Telling the difference: signs of ethnic identity
Gender and ethnicity in the early middle ages
Grave goods and the ritual expression of identity
Accommodating the Barbarians
The barbarians in late antiquity and how they were accommodated in the West
Archaeologists and migrations: a problem of attitude?
Movers and shakers: the barbarians and the fall of Rome
Foedera and foederati of the fourth century
Cities, taxes, and the accommodation of the barbarians
Barbarians and Romans in Merovingian Gaul
The two faces of King Childeric: history, archaeology, historiography
Frankish victory celebrations
Administration, law, and culture in Merovingian Gaul
'Pax et disciplina': Roman public law and the Merovingian state