The Resource Early medieval Europe 300-1050 : the birth of western society, David Rollason

Early medieval Europe 300-1050 : the birth of western society, David Rollason

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Early medieval Europe 300-1050 : the birth of western society
Title
Early medieval Europe 300-1050
Title remainder
the birth of western society
Statement of responsibility
David Rollason
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Language
eng
Summary
The centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire saw extraordinary change across Western Europe - in institutions, social structure, rural and urban life, religion, learning, scholarship and art. This innovative textbook provides students coming to the study of Early Medieval Europe for the first time with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period for themselves. It identifies major research questions and historiographical debates and offers guidance on how to engage with and evaluate the major documentary sources and the evidence of art history and a
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
940.1
Index
index present
LC call number
D121
LC item number
.R65 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Early medieval Europe 300-1050 : the birth of western society, David Rollason
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-383) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of maps; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; PART I Introduction; 1 Why study this period?; Formative character; Challenges to study; This book's aims; PART II Empire and peoples; Introduction; 2 From Roman Empire to barbarian kingdoms: cataclysm or transition?; The First Doom and Gloom Model; The Second Doom and Gloom Model; The Deliberate Roman Policy Model; Research and study; 3 The making of peoples; The Biological Model; The Constitutional Model; Why did peoples form?; Research and study
  • ConclusionTime-line: Part II; PART III Power and society; Introduction; 4 Pagan, Roman, and Christian beliefs about kings: ideological power; Paganism and kingship; Roman ideology and kingship; Christianity and kingship; Research and study; 5 Edicts, taxes, and armies: bureaucratic power; Written documents; Oral communication, symbolism, and ritual; Government departments and staff; Capabilities of governments; Research and study; 6 Kings, warriors, and women: personal power; War-bands; Feasting, drinking, and the hall; The social pyramid; Aristocratic elites; The role of women
  • Nearness to the kingResearch and study; Conclusion; Time-line: Part III; PART IV The economic foundation; Introduction; 7 Trade as a driving force?; Pirenne and his critics; The Roman economy; Pottery manufacture and trade; The economic influence of the Arab caliphate; Decline and revival of trade?; Research and study; 8 Cultivating the land: the basis of European society?; The continuity of Roman agriculture; An agricultural revolution?; Research and study; 9 Towns and cities: the functions of urban life; The fate of Roman cities; Functions of cities and towns; Growth of cities and towns
  • New townsResearch and study; Conclusion; Time-line: Part IV; PART V The Church's triumph; Introduction; The 'top-down' model; The 'bottom-up' model; 10 Conversion to Christianity; The Roman Empire; The barbarians within the Roman Empire; Conversion outside the former Roman Empire; Research and study; 11 The success of monasticism; 'Bottom-up' model; 'Top-down' model; Research and study; 12 The power of bishops and popes; Bishops and popes in the Church hierarchy; The resources of popes and bishops; Bishops and popes in the world; Research and study; Conclusion; Time-line: Part V
  • PART VI Scholarship and artIntroduction; 13 Scholarship and literature; Scholars; The language of scholarship; Scripts; Syllabus; Educational system; Research and study; 14 Art and architecture; Architectural forms; Sculpture, decoration, and painting; Barbarian styles; Research and study; Conclusion; Time-line: Part VI; PART VII; Conclusion; Original sources; References; Index
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ocn880827139
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1 online resource (413 pages)
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9781315833262
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computer
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