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The Resource Barbarians to angels : the Dark Ages reconsidered, Peter S. Wells

Barbarians to angels : the Dark Ages reconsidered, Peter S. Wells

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Barbarians to angels : the Dark Ages reconsidered
Title
Barbarians to angels
Title remainder
the Dark Ages reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
Peter S. Wells
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The barbarians who destroyed the glory that was Rome demolished civilization along with it. For the next four centuries, the peasants and artisans of Europe barely held on. Random violence, mass migration, disease, and starvation were the only constants of life. This is the picture of the Dark Ages that most historians promote. But recent archaeological finds tell a different story. In this book, Peter S. Wells surveys these discoveries and constructs a picture of a vibrant period that was not "dark" at all. The kingdoms of Christendom that emerged starting with the reign of Charlemagne in the late eighth century sprang from a robust, previously little-known European culture, albeit one that left behind few written documents. This recently recognized civilization achieved new heights in artistry, technology, craft production, commerce, and learning."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A history of the Dark Ages in Europe challenges popular beliefs while drawing on archaeological findings to profile a robust culture from which strong Christian kingdoms emerged, a civilization that demonstrated significant achievements in technology, commerce, education, and the arts
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259966
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DLC
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Wells, Peter S
Dewey number
940.12
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Middle Ages
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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the Dark Ages reconsidered
Label
Barbarians to angels : the Dark Ages reconsidered, Peter S. Wells
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Between Antiquity and the Middle Ages: What Happened? -- 2. The Decline of the Roman Empire -- 3. The Peoples of Europe -- 4. Childeric and Other Early Dark Age Kings -- 5. What Happened to the Roman Cities? -- 6. Roman Londinium to Saxon Lundenwic: Continuity and Change (A.D. 43-800) -- 7. New Centers in the North -- 8. The Revolution in the Countryside -- 9. Crafting Tools and Ornaments for the New Societies -- 10. Royal Exchange and Everyday Trade -- 11. Spread of the New Religion -- 12. Arts, Scholarship, and Education -- 13. Charlemagne's Elephant and the History of Europe -- App. Selected Museum Collections
Control code
000042572622
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780393060751
Lccn
2008002501
Label
Barbarians to angels : the Dark Ages reconsidered, Peter S. Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Between Antiquity and the Middle Ages: What Happened? -- 2. The Decline of the Roman Empire -- 3. The Peoples of Europe -- 4. Childeric and Other Early Dark Age Kings -- 5. What Happened to the Roman Cities? -- 6. Roman Londinium to Saxon Lundenwic: Continuity and Change (A.D. 43-800) -- 7. New Centers in the North -- 8. The Revolution in the Countryside -- 9. Crafting Tools and Ornaments for the New Societies -- 10. Royal Exchange and Everyday Trade -- 11. Spread of the New Religion -- 12. Arts, Scholarship, and Education -- 13. Charlemagne's Elephant and the History of Europe -- App. Selected Museum Collections
Control code
000042572622
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780393060751
Lccn
2008002501

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