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Author LinkWickham, Chris,1950-
Title LinkThe Inheritance of Rome : illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 / Chris Wickham.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2010, c2009.
Description xi, 651 p., [16] p. of plates :  ill. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( The Penguin history of Europe ; ; 2 )
Series ( Penguin history of Europe ; 2.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: The Roman Empire and its breakup, 400-550. The weight of empire ; Culture and belief in the Christian Roman world ; Crisis and continuity, 400-550 -- The post-Roman West, 550-750. Merovingian Gaul and Germany, 500-751 ; The West Mediterranean kingdoms : Spain and Italy, 550-750 ; Kings without states : Britain and Ireland, 400-800 ; Post-Roman attitudes : culture, belief, and political etiquette, 550-750 ; Wealth, exchange, and peasant society ; The power of the visual : material culture and display from Imperial Rome to the Carolingians -- The empires of the East, 550-1000. Byzantine survival, 550-850 ; The crystallization of Arab political power, 630-750 ; Byzantine revival, 850-1000 ; From ╩╗Abbasid Baghdad to Umayyad C├│rdoba, 750-1000 ; The state and the economy : Eastern Mediterranean exchange networks, 600-1000 -- The Carolingian and post-Carolingian West, 750-1000. The Carolingian century, 751-887 ; Intellectuals and politics ; The tenth-century successor states ; ’Carolingian’ England, 800-1000 ; Outer Europe ; Aristocrats between the Carolingian and the ’feudal’ worlds ; The caging of the peasantry, 800-1000 ; Conclusion : trends in European history, 400-1000.
Subject LinkRome -- Civilization -- Influence.
LinkEurope -- Civilization -- Roman influences.
LinkCivilization, Medieval.
LinkMiddle Ages.

System Number 000678161
ISBN Link9780143117421 (pbk.)
Link0143117424 (pbk.)

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