The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New]

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The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000

free read The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Chris Wickham è 6 summary N Empire to the establishment of new European states and from Ireland to Constantinople the Baltic to the Mediterranean this landmark work makes sense of a time of invasion and turbulence but also of continuity creativity and achievemen. There s something to be said for resistance to grand narratives about the broad sweep of history There s often a lot of complicated things going on that challenge the straightforward telling and a lot of misplaced desire for simple stories about long epochsOn the other hand sometimes you need to see the forest and not the trees At the very least you don t need to focus on Every Single Individual Tree I have no doubt this is thoroughly researched and minutely considered But I sure could have used a version that was trimmed down by maybe 400 pages and focused on themes and trends a bit aggressively

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free read The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Chris Wickham è 6 summary DChris Wickham's acclaimed history shows how this period encompassing peoples such as Goths Franks Vandals Byzantines Arabs Anglo Saxons and Vikings was central to the development of our history and culture From the collapse of the Roma. Chris Wickham has written a truly wonderful book It is not only full of fascinating history brilliant historical tidbits and an interesting premise about the period 400 1000 but the best part is that Wickham can write a great book This is dry history that is so well written and so interesting that even non history fans might be interested in reading this If you are a history person then this is a must readWickham shows that the shift away from the Roman Empire to the Dark Ages wasn t an overnight thing Rather with Imperial decline other forces from Merovingian to later Carolingian taking over the apparatus While the international scope of the governmental duties ranging from taxes and trade become local the new successors still tried to ape the Roman Imperial structures Wickham breaks this book into four parts Part I is the Roman Empire and its Break Up 400 550 Part II covers the Post Roman West 550 750 Part III is The Empires of the East 550 1000 and Part IV is the Carolingian and Post Carolingian West from 750 1000A well written survey of the major players during this period they are all here from Clovis and Peppin to Alfred the Great and Otto I Not only was it fun to read but the history is filled with many small details that are fascinating This is a great history book written by a historian with a gift for writing Do you find your knowledge about the Middle Ages to be poor Would you like a dense well researched and scholarly book that also is fun to read I would suggest this one A truly superb book and one of the best pure history books I ve read this year Wickham s magnum opus has found a welcome home in my library Highly recommended for any fan of the history of the Dark Ages 400 1000 but so well written that any history buff of any period will enjoy this survey of the changing dynamics of an Empire devolving into smaller power centers All factors from politics and religion to military and economics are well analyzed and the most modern information from archeology show many of the trends Wickham speaks of I was not only entertained but I did add uite a bit to my treasure trove of Dark Ages historical knowledge

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free read The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Chris Wickham è 6 summary ' The Penguin History of Europe series is one of contemporary publishing's great projects' New StatesmanThe world known as the 'Dark Ages' often seen as a time of barbarism was in fact the crucible in which modern Europe would be create. Chris Wickham s The Inheritance of Rome Illuminating the Dark Ages is a very good and witty survey of Late Antiuity and the early Middle Ages that shatters many kinds of misconceptions on the period even if I think it s at some points overrated Let me also add that this enlightening of the period is exactly what in many ways was promised and even reuired from this work yet I think there s a partially missing field as we ll see In part I Wickham exposes many features of Roman society and economy while also evaluating the impacts of the Christianization of the Empire and of its collapse in the western provinces in the 5th century His exposition was very interesting namely from the point of view of social and economic history yet I think his revisionism of the late antiue Roman Empire regarding its overall power goes a bit too far and there are a few weaker details but perhaps the biggest issue is that it lacks an accompanying politicalmilitary perspective that might have been useful in analyzing the causes of the decline of the Roman Empire these weren t covered enough in my opinion when these were mostly needed or were a bit disregarded namely in the case of the hugepost Diocletianic bureaucracyIn part II the early medieval West from 550 to 750 is investigated and unraveled wonderfully before the reader from the shadowy regions of Britain and Ireland to the Lombard and Visigothic kingdoms I also loved his emphasis on the study of the peasantry in opposition to the aristocracy of all those medieval societies namely the Frankish when the book could have easily have become just a history of the elites and the church I also loved his ponderation of the continuity vs transformation problem Yet I must say that the comparison between the late Visigothic kingdom and the late Merovingians although it s true we can t see events teleologically the greatest fault of much books and even some good scholarship around ends up being unfair since the Visigoths were in a period of unusual relative political stability in the second half of the 7th century Moreover the Visigothic kingdom was also starting to disagregate by the late 7th century the duchies are one of the greatest signs of this with royal authority not being respected in practice in several regions namely on the northern mountainsPart III was probably the hardest to write for the author since it dealt with areas almost completely out of his area of expertise early and high medieval Italy but he suceeds anyway in making a good introduction He manages to make a nice even if a bit stereotypical account of the medieval Roman Empire that suits just fine for a general survey and doesn t fall into the worst prejudices regarding this polity he only shows some typical old and baseless prejudices by Byzantinists but again nothing that bad for an introduction The Islamic world is treated a bit worse as Wickham just relies too much on later 9th century accounts which form the traditional narrative of the period which has been challenged in the last decades by Orientalists so its value is a bit reduced although it s decent as an introductionPart IV is one of the best and worst of the book depending on the chapter Carolingian Francia England and post Carolingian Latin Christendom are very well explored in the period between the years 750 and 1000 on both political cultural religious and socioeconomic histories yet the chapters on Outer Europe should have been better explored I ll return to this issue at the final paragraph since my wider critiue is general to the workGenerally this work has already a great scope and considering it was written by a single man with a limited expertise regional rather than continental which would be practically impossible due to the impossibility of someone having a very deep knowledge of such vas a subject as late antiue and early medieval Europe it s a work of tremendous overall erudition and a monument of knowledge that gives to the reader a very different picture from that promoted by popular culture It also has the advantage of being written both as a potential university textbook and as a book of scientific divulgationyet there are some flaws which I specified along the review that take one star but I ll now develop my biggest objection to Wickham s effort I hope that a Penguin History of Europe written by a great scholar the author is clearly one should try to leave the typical bias of writing mainly about western Europe often accompanied by teleological history While Chris Wickham powerfully manages to shatter the idea that western Europe namely its northern and central regions was destined to thrive and even rule the world during the much of the modern period and manages to include the Mediterranean and the eastern polities in his narrative still doesn t leave enough the old paradigm of looking mostly to western Europe since eastern and northern Europe aren t adeuately focused There s just a single chapter on Outer Europe that tries to somehow compensate for it but that isn t enough Cultures like those of the Slavs the Northmen I refrain from the term Viking the Huns the Khazarsthe Magyars the Avars and also the peoples of pre Frankish Germany not in any chronological order of course should be much better covered given their overall interest to the History of the period and the fact they covered most of the continent It s true that written records are much smaller for these regions if existent at all often these records come from sophisticated neighbours who wrote down biased accounts of them yet a different kind of history an archaeological social and when possible religious one should be written and I didn t see much effort at making it I admit a single small chapter is already good for histories of this period yet is demanded of a brilliant workFour solid stars


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    The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] Just to be clear Chris Wickham does not believe that he can explain anything He repeats this over and over so you

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    The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] Chris Wickham è 6 summary summary The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 The Roman Empire conuered Europe unchecked until it met the Germanic tribes beyond the Rhine First the Germans halted the Roman advance with Arminius’ victory in the Teutoberg Forest Then rampaging hordes of Germanic tribes swept across the whole of Europe tearing down the decadant Empire as they went Only the Christian church survived to

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    Chris Wickham è 6 summary free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Chris Wickham summary The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 Chris Wickham's The Inheritance of Rome Illuminating the Dark Ages is a very good and witty survey of Late Antiuity and the early Middle Ages that shatters many kinds of misconceptions on the period even if I think it's at some poin

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    The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] summary The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 Onto the second book in the Penguin seriesThe introduction is uite extensive lays out to the reader the thoughts interpretations of

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    The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Chris Wickham Who among us doesn’t love Western History from 400 CE to 1000 CE? I know I do and I get discombobulated around those who prefer to ignore this period of history and frankly prefer not to talk to those kind of people if at all possible unless they know philosophy science mathematics old movies or other periods of history If I took time to talk to those who don’t appreciate this period of history I would tell them to

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    The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] Chris Wickham has written a truly wonderful book It is not only full of fascinating history brilliant historical tidbits and an inte

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    The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] There's something to be said for resistance to grand narratives about the broad sweep of history There's often a lot of complicated things going on that challenge the straightforward telling and a lot of misplaced desire f

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    Chris Wickham è 6 summary free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Chris Wickham summary The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 Many people refer to the period of 400 1000 as the “dark ages” After the fall of Rome when society in Western Europe shut down people went back to simple primitive ways – terms like savages and barbarians are often used – as they suabbled and fought against each other killing mercilessly for a bit of land

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    free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Chris Wickham Chris Wickham è 6 summary summary The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 Just couldn't get into it Maybe if I had background in the late Roman Empire Too many names I'm not familiar with

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    summary The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 The Inheritance of Rome A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 [E–pub New] free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Chris Wickham If you want a layman's introduction to current thinking about the 'Dark Ages' of Europe 400 1000 AD this is it The various Penguin History series are all without footnotes and aimed at 'intelligent laymen' or undergraduate review course The overarching theme is that each area responded differently to the changes of this

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