Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
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About this book


This second edition of Roger Collins' classic textbook history of early medieval Europe is fully updated and revised to take account of the latest scholarship. Collins provides a synoptic, yet detailed, account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression into a new, culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. He examines how the social, economic and cultural structures of Antiquity were replaced by their medieval equivalents and also seeks to define the European context, by looking at those external forces, such as the nomadic confederacies of Central Asia and the Islamic empire of the Arabs, which helped to shape it through conflict.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

About the authors

ROGER COLLINS is Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Early Medieval Europe 300–1000
  • Authors Roger Collins
  • Series Title History of Europe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Roger Collins 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65807-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65808-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27533-5
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Medieval Europe
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