Early Medieval Europe 300-1050: The Birth of Western Society

Early Medieval Europe 300-1050: The Birth of Western Society

by David Rollason

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ISBN-13: 9781317861348
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

David Rollasonhas been successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor in Medieval History at Durham University since 1977. His research has included the cult of saints in Anglo-Saxon England, twelfth-century historical writing, the Kingdom of Northumbria, the enormous medieval list of names known as the Durham Liber Vitae, and – currently – the power of place in medieval kingship.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1.Why study this period? Part II: The End of the Roman Empire in the West 2. From Roman Empire to Barbarian Kingdoms: Cataclysm or Transition? 3.The Making of Peoples: Invasions or Identity-Change? Part III: The Rise of European Kingship 4. The Rise of European States 5. The Barbarian Roots of Kingship 6. Kings and Emperors 7. The Christian Shaping of Kingship 8. The Mechanisms of Power Part IV: The Economic Foundation 9. The Nature of Exchange: Trade, Plunder and Gift Giving 10. Cultivating the Land: The Basis of European Society 11. The Origins of European Towns and Town Life Part V: Christianity and the Role of the Church 12. The Processes of Conversion to Christianity 13. Popes and Bishops: The Most Powerful Men in Europe 14. Monks and Monastries: Power in this Life or after it? Part VI: Conclusion 15. The Birth of Western Society?

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