The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000

The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000

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by Chris Wickham
     
 

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Were the Dark Ages truly the lost centuries they are so often portrayed as? How could a world so profoundly shaped by Rome and encompassing such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian, and Ottonian empires be anything other than central to the development of Europe? In the Inheritance of Rome, award-winning historian Chris Wickham defies the

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Were the Dark Ages truly the lost centuries they are so often portrayed as? How could a world so profoundly shaped by Rome and encompassing such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian, and Ottonian empires be anything other than central to the development of Europe? In the Inheritance of Rome, award-winning historian Chris Wickham defies the conventional view of the centuries between AD 400 and 1000 with a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship.

From Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the narrative constructs a vivid portrait of the vast and varied world of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Arabs, Saxons, and Vikings. Groundbreaking and full of fascinating revelations, The Inheritance of Rome offers a fresh understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143117421
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
314,017
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Wickham is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oxford and a fellow of All Souls College. His book Framing the Middle Ages won the Wolfson Prize, the Deutscher Memorial Prize, and the James Henry Breasted Prize of the American Historical Association. He lives in Oxford, England.

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Accurate, detailed, up to date, and it will change the way you look at the immediate post-Roman world. Slightly more academic than most histories in the shop.