The Early Middle Ages: The Birth of Europe

The Early Middle Ages: The Birth of Europe

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By (author) Lynette Olson

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 20mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 9 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403942099
  • ISBN 13: 9781403942098
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 293,243

Product description

As a global perspective grows and Eurocentrism wanes, it becomes more important, not less, to see where Europe came from. Lynette Olson offers an exploration of the fascinating original formation of Europe from the fall of Rome to the First Crusade. Written in an easy to follow century-by-century format and richly illustrated, with due attention given to the female population and the secular side of life, this book will engage both students and scholars.

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Lynette Olson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Review quote

'In short, this book is detailed, sophisticated, and a pleasure to read. It is a necessary addition to all university libraries and history departments, and it should be consulted (if not added outright) when European history topic syllabi are assembled.' - Lisa Bennett, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association

Table of contents

List of Maps and Figures List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Prologue Introduction The Fifth Century: Kingdoms Replace the Western Roman Empire The Sixth Century: The West Goes Its Own Way The Seventh Century: Cultural Watershed The Eighth Century: Formation of the Core of Europe The Ninth Century: Expanding the Boundaries The Tenth Century: Nadir to Take-off The Eleventh Century: Transformation of Europe Epilogue Notes Glossary Primary Source Translations Index