Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000: Third edition (History of by Roger Collins

By Roger Collins

In this vintage textbook historical past of early medieval Europe, Roger Collins offers a complete account of the centuries within which Europe replaced from being an summary geographical expression to a brand new culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. This crucial quantity:

  • examines how the social, financial and cultural buildings of Antiquity have been changed by way of their medieval equivalents
  • defines the ecu context by means of taking a look at the exterior forces which helped to form it via conflict
  • explores key themes equivalent to the autumn of the Roman Empire, the increase of either Christianity and Islam, the Vikings, and the growth of Latin Christian tradition into jap Europe
  • features maps, genealogies, a chronology and bibliography to assist realizing and additional study.

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