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An Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900: The Sword, the Plough and the Book
An Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900: The Sword, the Plough and the Book by Matthew Innes 0415215072 9780415215077
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An Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900: The Sword, the Plough and the Book by Matthew Innes

Surveyingnbsp;the period of European history, 300?900 AD, this comprehensive and stimulating textbook is the first tonbsp;present the last twenty-five years of research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. It is unique in combining an account of the historical background of the period with discussion of the social, economic, cultural and political structures of the societies within it. An Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe includes: chapter summaries and chronologies key topic essays discussing archaeological or documentary evidence maps plus supporting illustrations from archaeological and historical finds bibliographical essays which discuss available sources and further reading, introducing teachers and students to specialist literature a comprehensive index. Key topics discussed are: why the Roman Empire broke down so irrevocably in western Europe how it came to be replaced by radicallydifferent political systems why the city-based state structure of antiquity was replacednbsp; how and why the division between civilians and the military broke downnbsp; the conversion of western Europe to Christianity and the establishment of the church as the central social institutionnbsp; what made western Europes experience so distinctive in this period. With its synthesis and interpretations of otherwise unavailable primary research, and its carefully constructed textbook features,nbsp; Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe nbsp;is ideal for students of late antique or early medieval history and will also be an invaluable resource for researchers and postgraduate students worldwide.nbsp

Author: Matthew Innes

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 568

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2007-08-16

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