Acknowledgements of Sources.
A Note on Format.
List of Abbreviations.
Part I: The Fate of Rome's Western Provinces:.
1 Conceptions of Ethnicity in Early Medieval Studies: Walter Pohl.
2. The Barbarians in Late Antiquity and How They Were Accommodated in the West: Walter Goffart.
3. The Fall of Rome will not Take Place: Chris Wickham.
4. Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse, The Decline of the Western Empire: Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse.
5. Gregory of Tours and Clovis: Ian N. Wood.
6. Missionaries and Magic in Dark-Age Europe: Alexander Murray.
Part II: Feudalism and Its Alternatives:.
7. The Banal Seigneurie and the "Reconditioning" of the Free Peasantry: Pierre Bonnassie.
8. The Year 1000 without Abrupt or Radical Transformation: Domnique Barthélemy.
9. The Tyranny of a Construct: Feudalism and Historians of Medieval Europe: Elizabeth A. R. Brown.
10. Giving Each his Due: Frederic L. Cheyette.
11. Strangers and Neighbours: Monique Bourin and Robert Durand.
12. Amicitiae [Friendships] as Relationships between States and People: Gerd Althoff.
Part III: Gender:.
13. Queens as Jezebels: the careers of Brunhild and Balthild in Merovingian History: J. L. Nelson.
14. Women and the Norman Conquest: Pauline Stafford.
15. The "Cruel Mother": Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Christine Klapisch-Zuber.
16. Men's Use of Female Symbols: Caroline Walker Bynum.
17. Burdens of Matrimony: Husbanding and Gender in Medieval Italy: Susan Mosher Stuard.
Part IV: Religion and Society:.
18. The Evangelical Awakening: Marie-Dominique Chenu.
19. The Use and Abuse of Miracles in Early Medieval Culture: Sofia Boesch Gajano.
20. The Dead in the Celestial Book-Keeping of the Cluniac Monks around the Year 1000: Dominiques Iogna-Prat.
21. Literacy and the Making of Heresy, c. 1000-c. 1150: Robert I. Moore.
22. Folklore and Society in the Medieval West: Jean-Claude Schmitt.
Index of Persons and Places.