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Author Geary, Patrick J., 1948- author.

Title Before France and Germany : the creation and transformation of the Merovingian world / Patrick J. Geary
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1988


Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : maps
Contents The Roman West at the end of the fifth century -- The Barbarian World to the sixth century -- Romans and Franks in the Kingdom of Clovis -- Sixth-Century Francia -- Francia under Chlothar II and Dagobert I -- Merovingian Obsolenscence -- The legacy of Merovingian Europe
Summary In this innovative new study, Patrick Geary rejects traditional notions of European history to present the Merovingian period (ca. 400-750) as an integral part of Late Antiquity. Drawing on current scholarship in archaeology, cultural history, historical ethnography, and other fields, the author formulates an original interpretation not only of Merovingian history but of the Romano-barbarian world from which it arose. Mapping the complex interactions of a volatile era, he carefully traces the Romanization of barbarians and the barbarization of Romans that ultimately made these populations indistinguishable. (BARNES & NOBLE)
Analysis Merovingian dynasty
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
Notes English
Subject Merowinger.
Merovingians -- History
Vroege middeleeuwen.
France -- History -- To 987.
Germany -- History -- To 843.
Fränkisches Reich
France -- histoire -- jusqu'à 987.
Allemagne -- histoire -- jusqu'à 843.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book