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Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean 400-800 / Chris Wickham.

By: Wickham, Chris, 1950-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Edition: 1st edDescription: xxviii, 990 p. : maps ; 24 cmISBN: 019926449X (hbk.); 9780199264490 (hbk.); 9780199212965 (pbk.); 0199212961 (pbk.)Subject(s): Middle Ages | Civilization, Medieval | Europe -- History -- 392-814 | Mediterranean Region -- History | Mediterranean Region -- CivilizationDDC classification: 940.12 LOC classification: D121 | .W53 2005
Contents:
States -- Geography and politics -- The form of the state -- Aristocratic power-structures -- Aristocracies -- Managing the land -- Political breakdown and state-building in the North -- Peasantries -- Peasants and local societies: case studies -- Rural settlement and village societies -- Peasant society and its problems -- Networks -- Cities -- Systems of exchange -- General conclusions.
Review: "In Framing the early middle ages Chris Wickham links documentary and archaeological evidence together, and creates a comparative history of the period 400-800. He sets out thematic analysis of each of the regions of the latest Roman and immediately post-Roman world, from Denmark to Egypt. The book concentrates on classic socio-economic themes: states and their funding, the wealth and identity of the aristocracy, estate management, peasant society, rural settlement, cities, and exchange. These are discussed region by region, in a way not attempted before. Wickham argues that, without this, the broader development of Europe and the Mediterranean cannot be properly understood."--BOOK JACKET.
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Books Books Centeral Library
First Floor - Mass communication
940.12 W.C.F 2005 (Browse shelf) Available 21005

Includes bibliographical references (p. [832]-943) and index.

States -- Geography and politics -- The form of the state -- Aristocratic power-structures -- Aristocracies -- Managing the land -- Political breakdown and state-building in the North -- Peasantries -- Peasants and local societies: case studies -- Rural settlement and village societies -- Peasant society and its problems -- Networks -- Cities -- Systems of exchange -- General conclusions.

"In Framing the early middle ages Chris Wickham links documentary and archaeological evidence together, and creates a comparative history of the period 400-800. He sets out thematic analysis of each of the regions of the latest Roman and immediately post-Roman world, from Denmark to Egypt. The book concentrates on classic socio-economic themes: states and their funding, the wealth and identity of the aristocracy, estate management, peasant society, rural settlement, cities, and exchange. These are discussed region by region, in a way not attempted before. Wickham argues that, without this, the broader development of Europe and the Mediterranean cannot be properly understood."--BOOK JACKET.

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