2nd ed. - Basingstoke : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Book — xxv, 533 p. ; 23 cm.
Chronology of Main Events, 238-1000 Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Introduction Problem-Solving Emperors The Age of Constantine Frontier Wars and Civil Wars, 350-395 The Battle of Adrianople and the Sack of Rome A Divided City: The Christian Church, 300-460 The Disappearance of an Army The New Kingdoms The Twilight of the West, 518-568 Constantinople, Persia and the Arabs Decadent and Do-Nothing Kings The Remaking of Britain The Lombard Achievement, c.540-712 The Sundering of East and West Monks and Missionaries Towards a New Western Empire, 714-800 The New Constantine Frontier Societies: Christian Spain, 711-1037 'The Dissension of Kings' 'The Desolation of the Pagans' The Ottonian Age Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index.
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This book offers a fascinating account of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the end of the tenth century. In its wide-ranging coverage of the period, it takes into account social, economic and political changes as well as the important cultural changes, including the rise of Islam and the recreation of a western empire under the Cardingians. . (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In this text the author provides an account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression into a new, culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. It examines how the social, economic and cultural structures of Antiquity were replaced by their medieval equivalents and also seeks to define the European context, by looking at those external forces, such as the nomadic confederacies of Central Asia and the Islamic empire of the Arabs, which helped to shape it through conflict. (source: Nielsen Book Data)