Inheritance Of Rome, Thehe

by Chris Wickham

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: January 28, 2010

ISBN: 9780140290141

Binding: Paperback

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'Intensely rewarding' Jonathan Sumption, Spectator 'Supremely humane and intelligent' Christopher Kelly, Literary Review The time that followed the decline of the Roman Empire, often seen as the beginning of a long 'dark age', was in fact central to the development of modern Europe. Chris Wickham's acclaimed history shows how this world, encompassing peoples such as Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, lies at the heart of how we now understand ourselves. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of new European states, and from Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this landmark work makes sense of a period of invasion and turbulence, but also of continuity, creativity and achievement. 'A work of tremendous authority and breadth. With this book, as with Charlemagne's empire, one feels that an extraordinary range of things have been brought together' Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph 'Almost every page is full of arresting details and insights ...... and a sharp eye for a revealing anecdote, illuminating even the murkiest corners of the so-called Dark Ages' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph 'Accessible, compelling and humane' Tom Holland, Sunday Times