An authoritative history of Europe and the Middle East during their transition from Roman to medieval society.
Table of Contents
Introduction: the history of Europe 500–700 Paul Fouracre; 1. The later Roman Empire Richard Gerberding; 2. The barbarian invasions Guy Halsall; 3. The sources and their interpretation Guy Halsall; Part I. The Sixth Century: 4. The eastern empire in the sixth century Andrew Louth; 5. The Byzantines in the West in the sixth century John Moorhead; 6. Ostrogothic Italy and the Lombard invasions John Moorhead; 7. The formation of the Sueve and Visigothic kingdoms in Spain A. Barbero and M. I. Loring; 8. Merovingian Gaul and the Frankish Conquests Raymond Van Dam; 9. The Celtic kingdoms Wendy Davies; 10. The earliest Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Helena Hamerow; Part II. The Seventh Century: 11. The Byzantine empire in the seventh century Andrew Louth; 12. Muhammad and the rise of Islam Carole Hillenbrand; 13. The Catholic Visigothic Kingdom A. Barbero and M. I. Loring; 14. Francia in the seventh century Paul Fouracre; 15. Religion and society in Ireland Clare Stancliffe; 16. Christianity amongst the Britons, Dálriadan Irish and Picts Clare Stancliffe; 17. England in the seventh century Alan Thacker; 18. Scandinavia (c.500–700 AD) Lotte Hedeager; 19. The Slavs 500–700 AD Zbigniew Kobylinski; Part III. Themes and Problems: 20. The Jews in Europe, 500–1050 Michael Toch; 21. Kings and kingship Patrick Wormald; 22. The Mediterranean economy Simon Loseby; 23. The Northern seas (fifth to eighth centuries) Stéphane Lebecq; 24. Money and coinage Mark Blackburn; 25. Church structure and organisation Georg Scheibelreiter; 26. Christianisation and the dissemination of Christian teaching Ian Wood; 27. Education and learning (500–700) Jacques Fontaine; 28a. Art and architecture of western Europe, 500–700 Ian Wood; 28b. Art and architecture, 500–700: the East Leslie Brubaker.
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