The Early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000 by Rosamond McKitterickThe Early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000 by Rosamond McKitterick

The Early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000

EditorRosamond McKitterick

Paperback | May 1, 2001

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The Early Middle Ages (400-1000) was one of the most dynamic and crucial periods in the formation of Europe. It covers the transition from the relatively diverse world of Roman Empire in late antiquity, to the disparate world of early medieval Europe, where local differences assumed fargreater significance, but where, nonetheless, the institution of Latin Christianity lent coherence to the successor states. In this book, McKitterick and five other leading historians have collaborated closely to produce a set of thematic interpretations covering politics, society, economy, culture,religion, and Europe and the wider world. Military matters and warfare are treated within these chapters, reflecting their entrenchment in social, economic, and political stuctures. The definition of 'Europe' is ambiguous in this period, but for the most part, 'Europe' coincides with theever-expanding horizons of Latin Christendom. However, this book also looks at crucial interactions with other areas, such as Scandinavia, eastern Europe, the Islamic Middle East and North Africa, and Byzantium. Providing a coherent view of the most important elements within the period, this bookgives a sense of the complexities and excitements of six hundred years of transition.
Rosamond McKitterick is at Newnham College, Cambridge.
Title:The Early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198731728

ISBN - 13:9780198731726


Table of Contents

Rosamond McKitterick: Introduction1. Rosamond McKitterick: Politics2. Chris Wickham: Society3. Jean-Pierre Devroey: The economy4. Mayke de Jong: Religion5. Ian Wood: Culture6. Jonathan Shepard: Europe and the wider worldRosamond McKitterick: ConclusionFurther ReadingChronologyMaps