Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-513) and index. Problem-solving emperors -- The age of Constantine -- Frontier wars and civil wars, 350-395 -- The battle of Adrianople and the sack of Rome -- A divided city: the Christian church, 300-460 -- The disappearance of an army -- The new kingdoms -- The twilight of the west, 518-568 -- Constantinople, Persia and the Arabs -- Decadent and do-nothing kings -- The re-creating of Britain -- The Lombard achievement, c. 540-712 -- The sundering of East and West -- Monks and missionaries -- Towards a new western Empire, 714-800 -- The new Constantine -- Frontier societies: Christian Spain, 711-1037 -- 'The dissension of kings' -- 'The desolation of the pagans' -- The Ottonian Age.
- LCC: D121
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xxv, 533 p. : geneal. tables, map ; 23 cm.
- Civilization, Medieval
- Middle Ages -- History
- Europe -- History -- 476-1492
- Europe -- History -- To 476
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