Before France and Germany

Before France and Germany : Creation and Transformation of the Merovingian World

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From the twilight of the Roman Empire emerged the kingdoms of Merovingian Europe (c. 400-700 AD), which were, in turn, the basis for the nations of medieval and modern Europe. Professor Geary draws on the latest archaeological and historical findings to elucidate one of the least understood periods of European history. This text is aimed at both survey and graduate courses on medieval history, which invariably take the Merovingian period as their starting point. This concise synthesis of the latest scholarship of Merovingian specialists, whose work appears almost exclusively in highly specialized German or French monographs, will be useful to scholars seeking to keep abreast of the current historiography of this important transitional period in European history. Scholars and students of medieval European more

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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3 maps
  • 0195044576
  • 9780195044577

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"[This] important and useful study is a creative synthesis that presents a new and striking interpretation of the world of Merovingian Europe. He draws together a significant body of recent scholarship....The book's revised assessment of the nature and significance of the Merovingian world should find a wide audience among those interested in medieval Europe."--Choiceshow more

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