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Before France and Germany: The Creation and Transformation of the Merovingian World

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In this innovative new study, Patrick Geary rejects traditional notions of European history to present the Merovingian period (ca. 400-750) as an integral part of Late Antiquity. Drawing on current scholarship in archaeology, cultural history, historical ethnography, and other fields, the author formulates an original interpretation not only of Merovingian history but of the Romano-barbarian world from which it arose. Mapping the complex interactions of a volatile era, he carefully traces the Romanization of barbarians and the barbarization of Romans that ultimately made these populations indistinguishable. Authoritative and elegantly written, Before France and Germany

*presents an original and powerful synthesis of one of the most misunderstood periods of European history

*draws on the latest archaeological, ethnographic, and historical findings, including grave finds, court documents, and kinship records

*establishes the Merovingian world as an integral part of late antiquity

*culls and interprets a wealth if specialist Continental scholarship in a concise, readable style

This new study is an important contribution to our understanding of a crucial but often neglected period of Western history.

Table of Contents

The Roman West to the End of the Fifth Century


The Barbarian World to the Sixth Century


Romans and Franks in the Kingdom of Clovis


Sixth Century Francia


Francia under Clothar II and Dagobert I


Merovingian Decline


The Legacy of Merovingian Europe


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195044584
Author:
Geary, Patrick J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
History, World | Medieval
Subject:
France History To 987.
Subject:
Germany History To 843.
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 241-248.
Series Volume:
no. ADM 87-1502
Publication Date:
19880231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.08x5.36x.49 in. .64 lbs.

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