This book offers a fascinating account of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the end of the tenth century. In its wide-ranging coverage of the period, it takes into account social, economic and political changes as well as the important cultural changes, including the rise of Islam and the recreation of a western empire under the Cardingians.
A synoptic account of events in Europe from the Christianization of the Roman Empire to the solid foundations of medieval institutions, recounting the demise of the empire, immigrations and raids from the north and east (from Huns to Vikings) the rise of Islam, and the Carolingian era. An excellent textbook for a beginning or survey course for undergraduates. The six-volume series (two still to come) covers A.D. 300 through the 19th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)