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Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 Third edition



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This third edition of a classic textbook history of early medieval Europe is fully updated, rebalanced and revised to take account of the latest scholarship. Collins provides even greater treatment of the period 500-1000 and expands the geographical coverage of the book. Maps also feature in this new edition.

Author Biography

ROGER COLLINS is Honorary Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Table of Contents

List of maps and genealogical tablesp. x
Chronology of main events, 238-1000p. xi
Preface to the first editionp. xxii
Preface to the second editionp. xxv
Preface to the third editionp. xxvi
Introductionp. xxvii
Crisis and change in the Roman Empire, 235-305p. 1
Turbulent times, 235-85p. 1
The reforms of Diocletian, 285-305p. 8
The age of Constantine, 305-50p. 16
The emperor and his rivals, 305-12p. 16
Constantine and Christianityp. 18
Conflict and succession, 324-50p. 25
Protecting the Empire, 350-95p. 31
Frontier defence, 350-61p. 31
Julian the Reactionary, 361-3p. 36
Civil wars, 363-95p. 41
From the battle of Adrianople to the sack of Rome, 378-410p. 47
'The coming of the Hunus'p. 47
The Goths and the Empire, 376-95p. 51
Stilicho or Honorius? Alternative strategies, 395-410p. 54
A divided city: the Christian Church, 300-460p. 61
Conflicts in Church and statep. 61
Authority is given to Peterp. 67
Monasticismp. 75
The warlordsp. 79
Gual or Africa? 410-54p. 79
The end of the Western Expire, 455-80p. 85
The fall of Rome?p. 94
The new kingdomsp. 99
Roman generals and barbarian kingsp. 99
The Gothic kingdom in Italyp. 103
Clovis and the Franksp. 109
The twilight of the West, 518-68p. 114
Prelude in Constantinople and Romep. 114
Justinian I and Africa, 527-33p. 118
The Italian reconquest, 535-53p. 127
Constantinople, Persia and the Arabsp. 133
Rome's eastern neighboursp. 133
Islam and the Arab conquestsp. 141
Decadent and do-nothing kings, 511-711p. 151
The Gothic kingdom in Spain, c. 589-711p. 151
Gual and the Merovingians, c. 511-687p. 160
From Britain to the kingdoms of the Angles, 410-874p. 173
A 'dark age', 410-597p. 173
New Christian kingdoms, 598-685p. 179
The Mercian hegemony,633-874p. 188
The Lombards in Italy, c. 540-72p. 198
Conquering Italy, 540-72p. 198
Dukes and kings, 572-84p. 203
The kingdom of the Lombards, 584-712p. 209
The parting of East and Westp. 220
An end to cultural unityp. 220
The role of Iconoclasmp. 225
Rome between Constantinople and Franciap. 230
Monks and missionariesp. 236
The growth of western monasticismp. 237
The Irish Churchp. 241
Spreading the wordp. 250
Francia revived, 714-68p. 263
Charles 'the Hammer' and the recovery of Francia, 714-41p. 263
Regaining the periphery: Pippin 'the Short', 741-68p. 272
Charlemagne, 768-814p. 280
The route to the imperial throne, 768-800p. 280
The meaning of Empire, 800-14p. 292
The Carolingian regimep. 300
The apparatus of governmentp. 300
The ideological programmep. 307
Chroniclers of a warlike societyp. 314
'The dissension of kings', 814-911p. 318
Louis the Pious, 814-40p. 318
Kings and emperors in the West, 840-911p. 330
'The desolation of the pagans'p. 344
Raiders and tradersp. 344
The Vikings and Franciap. 351
The Vikings and the Anglo-Saxon kingdomsp. 359
Conversion and expansionp. 366
The western frontiers of Christendom: Spain, 711-1037p. 371
The Christians of al-Andalusp. 371
The kingdoms of northern Spain, c. 718-910p. 376
The kingdoms of Leó and the county of Castille, 910-1037p. 385
The Empire revived, 875-1002p. 394
Italy, 875-961p. 394
Germany: the kingdom and the duchies, 911-62p. 399
The eastwards expansion of Europep. 414
Emperor and popep. 424
Abbreviationsp. 430
Notesp. 431
Bibliographyp. 510
Indexp. 527
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