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.

Belief and Religion in Barbarian Europe c. 350-700


Author: Marilyn Dunn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441123822

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: Philip Willis Dixon

Publisher: Elsevier Phaidon (UK)


Category: History

Page: 151

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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.

Barbarian Europe


Author: Karol Modzelewski

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631649800

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 414

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European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe's remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the -barbarians-, also left their mark. Closely examining ancient and medieval narratives and the codifications of laws, this thoughtfully conducted comparative study sheds light on the illiterate societies of the early Germanic and Slavic peoples. The picture that emerges is one of communities built on kinship, neighborly, and tribal relations, where decision making, judgement, and punishment were carried out collectively, and the distinction between the sacred and profane was unknown."

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.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe


Author: Barry W. Cunliffe

Publisher: Oxford Illustrated History

ISBN: 9780192854414

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 4708

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.

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

View: 9973

"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.

European Societies in the Bronze Age


Author: A. F. Harding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521367295

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 3599

The European Bronze Age, roughly 2500 to 750 BC, was the last fully prehistoric period and crucial to the formation of the Europe emerging in the later first millennium BC. This book provides a detailed account of its material culture, comparing and contrasting evidence from different geographical zones, and drawing out the essential characteristics of the period. It looks at settlement, burial, economy, technology, trade and transport, warfare, and social and religious life. The result is a comprehensive study that will interest specialists and students, and be accessible to non-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.

Landscape with Two Saints

How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe


Author: Lisa M. Bitel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887489

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 2493

Lisa Bitel uses the history of two unique holy women--Genovefa of Paris (ca. 420-509) and Brigit of Kildare (ca.452-524)--to reveal how ordinary Europeans lived through Christianization at the dawn of the Middle Ages. Most converts did not have a sudden epiphany, Bitel argues. Instead they learned and lived their new religion in continuous conversation with preachers, saints, rulers, and neighbors. Together, they built their faith over many years, brick by brick, into their churches and shrines, cemeteries, houses, and even their markets and farms.

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.

A History of Pagan Europe


Author: Prudence Jones,Nigel Pennick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136141723

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7205

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.

Life & Work In Medieval Europe


Author: Boissonnade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136196412

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1241

"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

View: 9254

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