Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

Society in Transformation
Author: Michael Frassetto
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072630
Category: History
Page: 419
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Alphabetically arranged articles explore the people, literary works, industries and occupations, dynasties, art forms, and other aspects of Europe from the fourth to the tenth centuries.

Barbarian Europe


Author: Philip Willis Dixon
Publisher: Elsevier Phaidon (UK)
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 151
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Belief and Religion in Barbarian Europe c. 350-700


Author: Marilyn Dunn
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441100237
Category: History
Page: 256
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Challenging the accepted historical belief that they were mere passive recipients of Christian doctrine and providing insights into the way they would initially have apprehended a very different type of religion in the light of their own beliefs and intuitions, the book also examines the gradual adjustments which the Christian Church itself was forced to make across the period in order to consolidate large-scale conversions. Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of source material offering new approaches to evidence drawn from writers such as Tacitus, Ambrose, Augustine, Jordanes, as well as the Indiculus Superstitionum, and Pirmin's Scarapsus, it supplements these with material drawn from liturgical texts, hagiography, homilies, ecclesiastical and royal legislation and also from European folklore, interpreted in the light of latest theory to provide an authoritative overview of the period.

Barbarian Europe


Author: Gerald Simons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Die Söhne des Mars

Eine Geschichte des Krieges von der Steinzeit bis zum Ende der Antike
Author: Armin Eich
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406682308
Category: History
Page: 281
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Der Mensch ist nicht von Natur aus kriegerisch. Die Massaker der Jungsteinzeit etwa verliefen zwar mit äußerster Brutalität, aber sie bildeten die Ausnahme von der Regel. Auch erscheinen sie nicht als Akte im Rahmen eines Kriegsgeschehens, sondern vielmehr als mit einfachen Werkzeugen verübte Morde an Wehrlosen. Der Krieg als geplanter, tödlicher Konflikt zwischen Menschengruppen entwickelte sich erst in den folgenden Jahrtausenden. Dann aber konnte er – wie beispielsweise in der klassischen Antike – nachgerade zu einer Lebensform werden, die alle Bereiche gesellschaftlicher Existenz dominierte: von der Erziehung über die Kunst, die Geschlechterverhältnisse bis zu Technik und Handel. So verfolgt Armin Eich in seinem spannenden Buch die Geschichte des Krieges von den frühesten Anfängen bis zur Spätantike. Er erhellt, wie die zunehmende ökonomische Integration Europas und Vorderasiens im 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr. einen ersten Höhepunkt erreicht und nicht zuletzt auf dem Gebiet der Waffentechnologie und der Entwicklung militärischer Fähigkeiten Ausdruck findet. Dieser bronzezeitliche Rüstungswettlauf endet um 1200 v. Chr. in einem sozialen und ökonomischen Zusammenbruch, ohne freilich ein Umdenken auszulösen: Mit der wirtschaftlichen und demographischen Erholung nimmt schon bald wieder die Gewaltintensität zu und geht mit der Entwicklung verbesserter Waffen und effizienterer Kampftaktiken einher. Im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. kann man mit dem Aufkommen einer ersten Ingenieursliteratur gar von einer Verwissenschaftlichung des Krieges sprechen. Der einzige Ausweg aus der fortschreitenden Eskalation scheint die Errichtung eines auf militärischer Macht basierenden Friedensreiches zu sein – das vorübergehend im Imperium Romanum Gestalt gewann.

Europe's Barbarians AD 200-600


Author: Edward James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317868242
Category: History
Page: 356
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'Barbarians' is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire - the peoples they considered 'uncivilised'. Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too, and as such, need to be treated with caution. Only archaeology allows us to see beyond Roman prejudices - and yet these records are often as difficult to interpret as historical ones. Expertly guiding the reader through such historiographical complexities, Edward James traces the history of the barbarians from the height of Roman power through to AD 600, by which time they had settled in most parts of imperial territory in Europe. His book is the first to look at all Europe's barbarians: the Picts and the Scots in the far north-west; the Franks, Goths and Slavic-speaking peoples; and relative newcomers such as the Huns and Alans from the Asiatic steppes. How did whole barbarian peoples migrate across Europe? What were their relations with the Romans? And why did they convert to Christianity? Drawing on the latest scholarly research, this book rejects easy generalisations to provide a clear, nuanced and comprehensive account of the barbarians and the tumultuous period they lived through.

Empires and Barbarians

The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe
Author: Peter J. Heather
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199892261
Category: History
Page: 734
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"At the start of the first millennium AD, southern and western Europe formed part of the Mediterranean-based Roman Empire, the largest state western Eurasia has ever known, and was set firmly on a trajectory towards towns, writing, mosaics, and central heating. Central, northern and eastern Europe was home to subsistence farmers, living in wooden houses with mud floors, whose largest political units weighed in at no more than a few thousand people. By the year 1000, Mediterranean domination of the European landscape had been destroyed. Instead of one huge Empire facing loosely organized subsistence farmers, Europe - from the Atlantic almost to the Urals - was home to an interacting commonwealth of Christian states, many of which are still with us today. This book tells the story of the transformations which changed western Eurasia forever: of the birth of Europe itself"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe


Author: Barry W. Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford Illustrated History
ISBN: 9780192854414
Category: History
Page: 532
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Provides information on the various peoples who lived in Europe from the earliest times through the rise of classical civilization, as well as those who lived outside the classical world before the fall of the Roman Empire.

Invasion der Barbaren

Die Entstehung Europas im ersten Jahrtausend nach Christus
Author: Peter Heather
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101896
Category: History
Page: 667
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Spätrömische Dekadenz und plündernde Vandalen: so lauten die Klischees über die sogenannte Völkerwanderungszeit. Doch wie entstand im ersten Jahrtausend aus dem hochentwickelten römischen Süden und dem barbarischen Norden die neue kulturelle Einheit Europa? Um Christi Geburt war Europa zweigeteilt in den hochentwickelten Süden der Mittelmeerkulturen und den unentwickelten Norden germanischund slawisch sprechender Stammeskulturen. Diese kannten weder die Schrift noch den steinernen Siedlungsbau, ein stehendes Heer oder die Geldwirtschaft, geschweige denn Städte mit Feuerwehr und Müllabfuhr. Wie konnte der »Ansturm der Barbaren« dem römischen Imperium den Todesstoß versetzen? Peter Heather stellt diese alte Frage im Licht der Erkenntnisse zur Ethnogenese und der modernen Migrationsforschung neu. Vom Hunnensturm bis zu den Wikingern untersucht er die Dynamik der europäischen Wanderungsbewegungen. Die sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Wechselwirkungen zwischen beiden Kulturräumen veränderten diese von Grund auf und ließen sie langfristig zu einer neuen kulturellen Einheit werden: dem Europa, das wir in weiterentwickelter Form noch heute kennen.

European Societies in the Bronze Age


Author: A. F. Harding
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367295
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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A survey of the Bronze Age in Europe, c. 2500 to 750 BC, for students and specialists.

Life and Work in Medieval Europe


Author: P. Boissonade
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149773
Category: History
Page: 416
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Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries, and more.

A History of Pagan Europe


Author: Prudence Jones,Nigel Pennick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136141723
Category: History
Page: 288
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The first comprehensive study of its kind, this fully illustrated book establishes Paganism as a persistent force in European history with a profound influence on modern thinking. From the serpent goddesses of ancient Crete to modern nature-worship and the restoration of the indigenous religions of eastern Europe, this wide-ranging book offers a rewarding new perspective of European history. In this definitive study, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw together the fragmented sources of Europe's native religions and establish the coherence and continuity of the Pagan world vision. Exploring Paganism as it developed from the ancient world through the Celtic and Germanic periods, the authors finally appraise modern Paganism and its apparent causes as well as addressing feminist spirituality, the heritage movement, nature-worship and `deep' ecology This innovative and comprehensive history of European Paganism will provide a stimulating, reliable guide to this popular dimension of religious culture for the academic and the general reader alike.

The Barbarians of Ancient Europe

Realities and Interactions
Author: Larissa Bonfante
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521194040
Category: History
Page: 395
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"The articles here were first presented as papers at a conference held at the University of Richmond in March 2003"--Pref.

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe: agrarian life of the Middle Ages


Author: Michael Moïssey Postan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521087094
Category: Europe
Page: N.A
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Life & Work In Medieval Europe


Author: Boissonnade
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136196412
Category: History
Page: 256
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"First Published in 2005, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Life and Work in Medieval Europe


Author: P. Boissonnade
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136203214
Category: History
Page: 432
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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization


Author: Ricardo Duchesne
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004192484
Category: History
Page: 527
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After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome

A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, Ca. 375-425 A.D.
Author: Thomas S. Burns,Thomas Samuel Burns
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253312884
Category: History
Page: 417
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Barbarians serving in the Roman army, like all other Roman soldiers, faced difficult choices as political events buffeted their leaders and threatened their livelihoods. Honorius, Stilicho, Alaric, Galla Placidia, Constantius III and usurpers like Constantine III and Attalus left their imprints upon these years - coloring the fabric of political and spiritual life as much as they affected military affairs.

Early Medieval World, The: From the Fall of Rome to the Time of Charlemagne


Author: Michael Frassetto
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849964
Category: History
Page: 740
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This book examines a pivotal period in ancient human history: the fall of the Roman Empire and the birth of a new European civilization in the early Middle Ages.