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    The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 (Penguin History of Europe (Viking)) (Hardback) By (author) Chris Wickham

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    DescriptionAn ambitious and enlightening look at why the so-called Dark Ages were anything but that Prizewinning historian Chris Wickham defies the conventional view of the Dark Ages in European history with a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham argues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. Far from being a middle period between more significant epochs, this age has much to tell us in its own right about the progress of culture and the development of political thought. Sweeping in its breadth, Wickham's incisive history focuses on a world still profoundly shaped by Rome, which encompassed the remarkable Byzantine, Carolingian, and Ottonian empires, and peoples ranging from Goths, Franks, and Vandals to Arabs, Anglo- Saxons, and Vikings. Digging deep into each culture, Wickham constructs a vivid portrait of a vast and varied world stretching from Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean. "The Inheritance of Rome" brilliantly presents a fresh understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created.


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    Title
    The Inheritance of Rome
    Subtitle
    A History of Europe from 400 to 1000
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Wickham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 650
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 957 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670020980
    ISBN 10: 0670020982
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
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    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
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    DC22: 940.12
    DC21: 940.12
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC22: 940.1/2
    LC classification: CB351 .W49 2009
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY