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  • Published: 28 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780140290141
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $36.00
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The Inheritance of Rome

A History of Europe from 400 to 1000




'Awe-inspiring ... stunning ... no review can really do this book justice: it is a superlative work' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph

'The Penguin History of Europe series ... is one of contemporary publishing's great projects' New Statesman

The world known as the 'Dark Ages', often seen as a time of barbarism, was in fact the crucible in which modern Europe would be created.

Chris Wickham's acclaimed history shows how this period, encompassing peoples such as Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, was central to the development of our history and culture. From the collapse of the Roman Empire to the establishment of new European states, and from Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this landmark work makes sense of a time of invasion and turbulence, but also of continuity, creativity and achievement.

  • Published: 28 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780140290141
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $36.00
Categories:

Praise for The Inheritance of Rome

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

Intensely rewarding

Jonathan Sumption, Spectator

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

The Penguin History of Europe series ... is one of contemporary publishing's great projects

New Statesman

With five volumes now out, the Penguin History of Europe series ... is shaping up to be the best general account available, superseding all previous ones

Economist

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