Barbarian West 400 - 1000 / Edition 4

Barbarian West 400 - 1000 / Edition 4

by J. M. Wallace-Hadrill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631202927

ISBN-13: 9780631202929

Pub. Date: 12/17/1996

Publisher: Wiley

In the fourth century the Roman Empire was under threat. The Barbarians were becoming a powerful force in Europe, and the Huns, the most savage of these tribesmen, were sweeping south towards the imperial frontiers. At the same time the Empire faced growing internal social and economic problems: plague and war had diminished the agricultural population and

Overview

In the fourth century the Roman Empire was under threat. The Barbarians were becoming a powerful force in Europe, and the Huns, the most savage of these tribesmen, were sweeping south towards the imperial frontiers. At the same time the Empire faced growing internal social and economic problems: plague and war had diminished the agricultural population and productivity was falling; the army was under increasing strain in defending the extensive boundaries. Christianity, too, continued to prove an unsettling influence - accepted and established in Constantinople, but not in Rome.

In this perceptive and stimulating book, Professor Wallace-Hadrill traces the development of Western Europe from the dissolution of the late Roman Empire to the emergence, in the tenth century, of the individual states of medieval Europe. Now in its fourth edition, The Barbarian West contains a fully revised and up-to-date bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631202929
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/17/1996
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introductory.

2. Mare Nostrum.

3. Italy and the Lombards.

4. The Franks (1).

5. The Franks (2).

6. Spain and the Visigoths.

7. Imperium Christianum.

8. Revised Bibliography: Roger Collins.

Index.

Maps.

Europe at the accession of Justinian.

The Western Empire 843 A. D.

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