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Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Peter Sarris

Abstract

Drawing upon the latest historical and archaeological research, this work provides a panoramic account of the history of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Near East from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam. The formation of a new social and economic order in western Europe in the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries, and the ascendancy across the West of a new culture of military lordship, are placed firmly in the context of on-going connections and influence radiating outwards from the surviving Eastern Roman Empire, ruled from the great imperial capital of Constantinople. The East Roman (or ... More

Keywords: Europe Early Medieval Byzantium Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Sarris, author
Senior Lecturer in Late Roman, Early Medieval, and Byzantine History, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Trinity College

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