• The Making of Europe: An Introduction to the History of European Unity See large image

    The Making of Europe: An Introduction to the History of European Unity (Works of Christopher Dawson) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Dawson, Introduction by Alexander Murray

    $27.34 - Save $13.84 33% off - RRP $41.18 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionIn this work, Christopher Dawson concludes that the period of the 4th to the 11th centuries, commonly known as the Dark Ages, was not a barren prelude to the creative energy of the mediaeval world. Instead, he argues that it is better described as "ages of dawn", for it was in this rich and confused period that the complex and creative interaction of the Roman Empire, the Christian Church, the classical tradition and barbarous societies provided the foundation for a vital, unified European culture. In an age of fragmentation and the emergence of new nationalist forces, Dawson argued that if "our civilization is to survive, it is essential that it should develop a common European consciousness and sense of historic and organic unity". But he was clear that this unity required sources deeper and more complex than the political and economic movements on which so many had come to depend, and he insisted, prophetically, that Europe would need to recover its Christian roots if it was to survive.

Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Making of Europe

    The Making of Europe
    An Introduction to the History of European Unity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Dawson, Introduction by Alexander Murray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813210834
    ISBN 10: 0813210836

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD, HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 940.12
    BIC subject category V2: 3F, 1D
    LC classification: CB353 .D3 2002
    Thema V1.0: JPS, JBCC, NHDJ
    The Catholic University of America Press
    Imprint name
    The Catholic University of America Press
    Publication date
    31 December 2002
    Publication City/Country