A History of Early Medieval Europe: From 476-911, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A History of Early Medieval Europe

From 476-911, 1st Edition

By Margaret Deanesly


632 pages

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Originally published in 1956, A History of Early Medieval Europe traces the changes that took place in Europe between the fifth and tenth centuries, a time of social and political upheaval, when the organization of the Roman Empire, with its single emperor, army and civil service, was replaced by the divided Europe of the Germanic kingdom in the west and the Byzantine empire in the east.

Table of Contents

1. The Roman Heritage in 476

2. The Barbarian Movements and Settlements

3. The Ostrogoths in Italy

4. The Franks

5. The Vandals

6. The Visigoths

7. Economic Change

8. The Formation of the Eastern Empire

9. East Roman Imperial Policy from Zeno to Justinian (474-565)

10. The Church from the Fifth to the Eighth Century

11. Islam: Origins and Conquests

12. The Eastern Empire from Justinian to the Iconoclasts: The Heraclians

13. The Greco-Roman and Christian Heritage

14. The Lombards in Italy

15. The Later Merovingians

16. Charles Martel and Pepin the Short

17. The Carolingian Political Scene

18. The Carolingian Conquests

19. The Carolingian Conquests: Continued

20. The Christian Empire

21. The Byzantine Empire from 711 to 912: The Isaurian Emperors, the Amorians and the Rise of the Macedonian Dynasty

22. The Divisions of the Carolingian Empire 814-843

23. The Carolingian Empire from 843 till the Death of Charles the Fat, 888

24. Celts and Scandinavians

25. The Slavs

26. The Carolingian Renaissance: Schools and Scholars

27. The Carolingian Renaissance: The Contribution to Knowledge

28. The End of the Carolingian Empire

Chronological Lists


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medieval history and medieval literature, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines medieval history from the early Middle Ages, right up until the Reformation, as well as the effect of the medieval period on later cultures, such as the Victorians. This collection draws together books on the monarchy, medieval philosophy, religion, art, music, psychology and architecture as well as volumes on medieval archeology. The collection also brings together key volumes on medieval literature of the period, with formative works examining medieval religious literature, medieval legends and oral tradition. The collection also includes titles examining specific poems from the period such as Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, as well as volumes on influential writers of the period such as Jean Froissant, John Lydgate and Margery Kempe. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse medieval period and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of history and literature, but of anthropology, music, psychology and religion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General