The Inheritance of Rome : Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000
by Chris Wickham
Editor: Penguin Putnam Inc
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“The breath of reading is mind-boggling, the knowledge displayed is breathtaking and the quiet attention given to critical theory and post-interrogation evidence is both attentive and sincere.”–The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom) “A superlative work, historical scholarship”Literary Review (United Kingdom) and A unique illuminating glimpse into Europe’s Dark Ages; the second volume in Penguin’s History of Europe Defying the classics of the Dark Ages from the perspective of European history between AD400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Heritage of Rome, a remarkable and rigorous yet accessible work, with a scholarshipDrawing on a multitude of new materials and featuring a synthesis reflection of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham argues that these centuries have been decisive in the formulation of European identityFrom Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the story builds a living portrait of the great and diverse world of Goths, the Franks, the Vandals, the Arabs, the Saxons and the Vikings.Revolutionary and full of fascinating revelations, The Heritage of Rome proposes a new understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created
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