The Early Middle Ages

The Early Middle Ages : The Birth of Europe

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 20mm | 399.17g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1403942099
  • 9781403942098
  • 63,545

About Lynette Olson

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

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 Indexshow more

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 Associationshow more