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The Roman Empire divided, 400-700

Author: John Moorhead
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the changes that resulted from these movements. It shows the different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moorhead, John, 1948-
Roman Empire divided, 400-700.
(DLC) 2012011754
(OCoLC)785558837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Moorhead
ISBN: 9781317861430 1317861434 1299317677 9781299317673
OCLC Number: 864899728
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 356 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Maps; Introduction; 1. The Empire; Frontiers; Barbarians; Non-Romans; Names and clothing; Roman society; Religion; 2. The western Mediterranean to the mid-sixth century; Italy; Africa; Spain; 3. From Gaul to France; Newcomers and the old establishment; Clovis; The sixth century; Franks and indigenes; A powerful woman; Centre and peripheries; Control of resources; The rise of the north; Changes in Latin. 4. From Britain to EnglandRoman Britain; Newcomers; Indigenes; Newcomers and indigenes; Frankish influence; Scandinavian influence; Irish influence; Mediterranean influence; Underground wealth; Monarchy; Old and new; 5. The western Mediterranean from the time of Justinian; Byzantium and the West; Africa; Catastrophes?; Italy; Spain; 6. South of the Danube; The fifth century; The loss of Noricum; Justinian; Slavs and Avars; The seventh century; Supernatural defenders; Thessaloniki; The Empire fights back; Bulgars; 7. The East to 661; A city and its empire; The Arabs; Muhammad. Persians and JewsPreparation for expansion; Expansion begins; The initial impact of the Arabs; 8. The East from 661; The new regime; Expansion to the west; Continuities; Discontinuities; Buildings; Iconoclasm; The balance of power; Co-existence; The end of the world?; Structural change; 9. Systems great and small; The Pirenne thesis I; World systems; The Pirenne thesis II; The Mediterranean; The West looks back; Retrospect and prospect; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John Moorhead.

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In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the changes that resulted from these movements. It shows the different paths away from the classical past that were taken, and how the relatively unified civilization of the ancient Mediterranean gave place to the very different civilizations that c.

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