Mohammed and Charlemagne

Mohammed and Charlemagne


By (author) Henri Pirenne

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486420116
  • ISBN 13: 9780486420110
  • Edition statement: Dover.
  • Illustrations note: -
  • Sales rank: 147,258

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Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages. "An important...seminal book, worthy to close one of the most distinguished careers in European scholarship." -- "Saturday Review of Literature."

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Table of contents

PREFACE NOTE Part One WESTERN EUROPE BEFORE ISLAM I. THE CONTINUATION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN CIVILIZATION IN THE WEST AFTER THE GERMANIC INVASIONS   1. "Romania" before the Germans"   2. The Invasions   3. "The Germans in "Romania"   4. The Germanic States in the West   5. Justinian II. THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SITUATION AFTER THE INVASIONS AND THE MEDITERRANEAN NAVIGATION   1. Personal Property and the Soil   2. Navigation in the East. Syrians and Jews   3. Inland Commerce   4. Money and the Monetary Circulation III. INTELLECTUAL LIFE AFTER THE INVASIONS   1. The Tradition of Antiquity   2. The Church   3. Art   4. The Secular Character of Society CONCLUSION Part Two ISLAM AND THE CAROLINGIANS I. THE EXPANSION OF ISLAM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN   1. The Islamic Invasion   2. The closing of the Western Mediterranean   3. Venice and Byzantium II. THE CAROLINGIAN COUP D'ÉTAT AND THE VOLTE-FACE OF THE PAPACY   1. The Merovingian Decadance   2. The Carolingian Mayors of the Palace   3. "Italy, the Pope, and Byzantium. The volte-face of the Papacy"   4. The New Empire III. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE MIDDLE AGES   1. Economic and Social Organization   2. Political Organization   3. Intellectual Civilization CONCLUSION INDEX