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    State and society in the early Middle Ages: the Middle Rhine Valley, 400–1000

    Innes, Matthew (2006) State and society in the early Middle Ages: the Middle Rhine Valley, 400–1000. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521027168.

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    Book synopsis: This book shows just how much can be discovered about the so-called "Dark Ages," between the fall of Rome and the high Middle Ages. Whereas it is believed widely that the source materials for early medieval Europe are too sparse to allow sustained study of social and political relationships, State and Society in the Early Middle Ages offers a detailed analysis of the workings of society at the heart of Charlemagne's empire, and suggests the need to rethink our understanding of political power in this period. A genuinely pioneering study of how a key area of Charlemagne's empire really 'worked' at grass-roots level Wide-ranging, placing its findings in a comparative perspective which helps us understand the peculiarities of western European history An original and brilliantly argued contribution to the literature on Charlemagne's empire and on the nature of the so-called 'Dark Ages'


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 16:01
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:08


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