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Wickham, Chris 1950-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 576 publications in 3 languages and 11,883 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Publishing director, Other, Opponent, Performer, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Chris Wickham
The inheritance of Rome : a history of Europe from 400 to 1000 by Chris Wickham( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Chris Wickham defies conventional views of the "Dark Ages" in European history with a work of rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham argues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. Far from being a "middle" period between more significant epochs, this age has much to tell us in its own right about the progress of culture and the development of political thought. Wickham focuses on a world still profoundly shaped by Rome, which encompassed peoples ranging from Goths, Franks, and Vandals to Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings. Digging deep into each culture, Wickham constructs a vivid portrait of a vast and varied world stretching from Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean--the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created.--From publisher description
Early medieval Italy : central power and local society, 400-1000 by Chris Wickham( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Presents a picture of the history of Italy between 400 and 1000, probably the six centuries least known in all Italian history"--Page 4 of cover
Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 by Chris Wickham( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Medieval Europe by Chris Wickham( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne's reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter"--
The mountains and the city : the Tuscan Appennines in the early Middle Ages by Chris Wickham( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the winner of the American Historical Association Marraro Prize, 1988. "The Mountains and the City" is a rare discussion in English of the history of a region of Europe, a genre common in other countries but undeveloped in Britain. The book deals with two mountain valleys in Tuscany from the eight to the twelfth century, with some examination of their future progress into the sixteenth. It charts their internal social and economic development and their links with the emerging world of the Italian city states. The importance of the book is in its stress on the small-scale society of the mountains; on the relation of local society to its geographical environment; and, above all, in its concern to see society from below, through the activities of local people, rather than through the interests of their masters. In its focus on local interaction, this is one of the few anthropological studies of medieval history that has yet been written
Social memory by James Fentress( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perspective, the philosophy and the psychology of remembering and the ways in which events are narrated are used to help work out how remembering and talking define societies in circumstances as diverse as medieval France and Iceland and contemporary Brazil and South Wales
Courts and conflict in twelfth-century Tuscany by Chris Wickham( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of disputes and their settlement in twelfth-century Tuscany is more than just legal history. Studded with colourful contemporary narratives, the book explores the mindsets of medieval Italians, and examines the legal framework which structured their society. The twelfth century in Italy is seen is a period of major institutional and political changes: the origin of the communes and of the Norman state in the south. The author focuses on three cities in Tuscany: Lucca, Pisa, and Florence, and shows how people in each of these cities reacted differently to the social changes of the period. Throughout Tuscany, people - including judges - paid much attention to how violent public acts could legitimate public claims to rights, and were experts in the etiquette and meaning of such acts. Seen through this legal-anthropological analysis, the social history of the period looks very different."--Jacket
Rodney Hilton's Middle Ages : an exploration of historical themes( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, based on original research, is an exploration of the sort of themes which Rodney Hilton worked on, in the light of recent research: particularly lord-peasant relationships, revolts, and urban/commercial development. It aims at summing up where these themes are at present and where they will go in the future. The volume was edited by Christopher Dyer, Peter Coss and Chris Wickham
Medieval Rome : stability and crisis of a city, 900-1150 by Chris Wickham( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses a period of major change in Rome, looking at the city's processions, material culture, legal transformations, and sense of the past to unravel the complexities of Roman cultural identity, urban economy, and social history across different strata of society and regions
Community and clientele in twelfth-century Tuscany : the origins of the rural commune in the plain of Lucca by Chris Wickham( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focussing on local and regional studies of village communities as a way of understanding medieval European history, this book centres on a group of villages around Lucca and studies their social and political structures
The Long eighth century by Inge Lyse Hansen( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City and countryside in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays presented to Philip Jones by P. J Jones( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together challenging new essays from some of the leaders in Italian scholarship in three countries, to show the range of work that is currently being done not only on Florence but also on Naples, Ferrara and Lucca and on the relationship between cities and countryside
Marxist history-writing for the twenty-first century( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1989, there have been many claims that Marxist approaches to history are out of date. As the challenge of more recent events shows, however, history has not stopped and historical change continues to need explanation. There is still plenty of space for structural analysis of how history in all periods develops, and a Marxism un-linked to the Soviet past offers to many the most rigorous of these approaches. This volume explores from a wide variety of perspectives what Marxism has done for history-writing and what it can, or cannot, still do. Eight prominent historians and social scientists give their perspectives, both from Marxist and from non-Marxist positions, on the current state of history and what role Marxist analysis has in it. The volume is an important contribution to current historical debates, and will be of essential interest to historians and social scientists, and all those interested in how to explain history and politics
Land and power : studies in Italian and European social history, 400-1200 by Chris Wickham( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepwalking into a New World : the Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century by Chris Wickham( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepwalking into a new world reveals how the development of the autonomous city-state took place, which would in the end make possible the robust civic adventure of the renaissance
The inheritance of Rome : illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 by Chris Wickham( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance of Rome, a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham agues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. From Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the narrative constructs a vivid portrait of the vast and varied world of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Arabs, Saxons, and Vikings. Groundbreaking and full of fascinating revelations, The Inheritance of Rome offers a fresh understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created
Le marché de la terre au Moyen âge( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in French and Italian and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Langobards before the Frankish conquest : an ethnographic perspective by Conference on Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prospect of global history( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prospect of Global History takes a new approach to the study of global history, seeking to apply it, rather than advocate it. The volume seeks perspectives on history from East Asian and Islamic sources as well as European ones, and insists on depth in historical analysis
Comunità e clientele nella Toscana del XII secolo : le origini del comune rurale nella Piana di Lucca by Chris Wickham( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The inheritance of Rome : a history of Europe from 400 to 1000
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Early medieval Italy : central power and local society, 400-1000Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800The mountains and the city : the Tuscan Appennines in the early Middle AgesSocial memoryCourts and conflict in twelfth-century TuscanyCommunity and clientele in twelfth-century Tuscany : the origins of the rural commune in the plain of LuccaThe Long eighth centuryCity and countryside in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays presented to Philip Jones