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The making of Europe : an introduction to the history of European unity

Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, [2002?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christopher Dawson concludes that the period of the fourth to the eleventh centuries, commonly known as the Dark Ages, is not a barren prelude to the creative energy of the medieval world. Instead, he argues that it is better described as "ages of dawn" for it is in this rich and confused period that the complex and creative interaction of the Roman empire, the Christian Church, the classical tradition, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Dawson
ISBN: 0813210836 9780813210834
OCLC Number: 49799330
Notes: Originally published: London : Sheed and Ward, 1932. With new introd.
Description: xxxix, 282 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The foundations --
1. The Roman empire --
2. The Catholic church --
3. The classical tradition and Christianity --
4. The barbarians --
5. The barbarian invasions and the fall of the empire in the West --
pt. 2. The ascendancy of the East --
6. The Christian empire and the rise of the Byzantine culture --
7. The awakening of the East and the revolt of the subject nationalities --
8. The rise of Islam --
9. The expansion of Moslem culture --
10. The Byzantine Renaissance and the revival of the Eastern empire --
pt. 3. The formation of Western christendom --
11. The Western church and the conversion of the barbarians --
12. The restoration of the Western empire and Carolingian renaissance --
13. The age of the Vikings and the conversion of the North --
14. The rise of the mediaeval unity.
Responsibility: Christopher Dawson ; [with an introduction by Alexander Murray].

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In this work, Christopher Dawson concludes that the period called the Dark Ages was not a barren prelude to the creative mediaeval world. Instead, he argues that it is better described as ""ages of  Read more...

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