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New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 1 c 500 - c 700 (Paul Fouracre (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521362917
New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 1 c 500 - c 700 (Paul Fouracre (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521362917
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Title: The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 1 c 500 - c 700

Author: Fouracre, Paul (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521362917

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1016

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The first volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the transitional period between the later Roman world and the early middle ages, c. 500 to c. 700. This was an era of developing consciousness and profound change in Europe, Byzantium and the Arab world, an era in which the foundations of medieval society were laid and to which many of our modern myths of national and religious identity can be traced. This book offers a comprehensive regional survey of the sixth and seventh centuries, from Ireland in the west to the rise of Islam in the Middle East, and from Scandinavia in the north to the Mediterranean south. It explores the key themes pinning together the history of this period, from kingship, trade and the church, to art, architecture and education. It represents both an invaluable conspectus of current scholarship and an expert introduction to the period.ContentsIntroduction: the History of Europe 500-700 Paul Fouracre1. The later Roman Empire Richard Gerberding2. The barbarian invasions Guy Halsall3. The sources and their interpretation Guy HalsallPart I. The Sixth Century4. The eastern empire in the sixth century Andrew Louth5. The Byzantines in the West in the sixth century John Moorhead6. Ostrogothic Italy and the Lombard invasions John Moorhead7. The formation of the Sueve and Visigothic kingdoms in Spain A. Barbero and M. I. Loring8. Merovingian Gaul and the Frankish Conquests Raymond Van Dam9. The Celtic kingdoms Wendy Davies10. The earliest Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Helena HamerowPart II. The Seventh Century11. The Byzantine empire in the seventh century Andrew Louth12. Muhammad and the rise of Islam Carole Hillenbrand13. The Catholic Visigothic Kingdom A. Barbero and M. I. Loring14. Francia in the seventh century Paul Fouracre15. Religion and society in Ireland Clare Stancliffe16. Christianity amongst the Britons, Dlriadan Irish and Picts Clare Stancliffe17. England in the seventh century Alan Thacker18. Scandinavia (c. 500-700 A.D.) Lotte Hedeager19. The Slavs 500-700 A.D. Zbigniew KobylinskiPart III: Themes and Problems20. The Jews in Europe, 500-1050 Michael Toch21. Kings and kingship Patrick Wormald22. The Mediterranean economy Simon Loseby23. The Northern seas (fifth to eighth centuries) Stphane Lebecq24. Money and coinage Mark Blackburn25. Church structure and organisation Georg Scheibelreiter26. Christianisation and the dissemination of Christian teaching Ian Wood27. Education and learning (500-700) Jacques Fontaine28a. Art and architecture of western Europe, 500-7000 Ian Wood28b. Art and architecture, 500-700: the East Leslie Brubaker
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