After Empire: Towards An Ethnology Of Europe's Babarians by Giorgio AusendaAfter Empire: Towards An Ethnology Of Europe's Babarians by Giorgio Ausenda

After Empire: Towards An Ethnology Of Europe's Babarians

byGiorgio Ausenda

Paperback | October 15, 2001

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The decline of the Roman Empire was compounded by the spread westwards of tribes from Eastern Europe, settling areas from which the indigenous populations had been cleared by the spread of the power of Rome, while those populations themselves, notably the Celts, were pushed to the fringes of the former empire. These migrations of barbarian peoples, occurring between the fourth and ninth centuries, were among the most important changes in European society, but they left no historical record in the accepted sense. It is the recovery of the customs and beliefs of these populations that forms the common purpose of the studies in this book, for during these centuries the traits and attitudes developed which are at the root of present-day Europe: feudalism, the status level achieved by the merchant class, the beginnings of an ideology that led to the separation of church and state, the demise of slavery as an inefficient mode of production, the origin of national identities, and so forth.
Title:After Empire: Towards An Ethnology Of Europe's BabariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.52 × 6.54 × 0.85 inPublished:October 15, 2001Publisher:Boydell & Brewer IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0851158536

ISBN - 13:9780851158532

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