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The Franks

James, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0631179364 / ISBN 13: 9780631179368
Published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1991
Used Condition: As New Soft cover
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xi, 265 pp, preface, acknowledgments, Introduction: Who Were the Franks; 1. The Sources; 2. The Franks before Clovis; 3. The Conquests; 4. Conversion to Christianity; 5. Frankish Kings and Their Subjects; 6. Economy and Society; Afterword: From Dagobert to De Gaulle: The Merovingians and Carolingians; The Frankish Myth; biblography, index. The Peoples of Europe sereis: First Trade Paperback Edition, 1991. "The Franks first come to light in the third century A.D. as a group of barbarians living in the marshy lowlands of the Rhine frontier of the Roman Empire. By 800 they had become the political heirs of the Romans in the West. Using both contemporary documents and the evidence provided by thousands of archaeological excavations over the last century, the author traces the history of the Franks from barbarism bo civil and military dominance in Northern Europe, and describes the evolution of their society and culture, of their religion and conversion to Christianity, and thier conquests and methods of ruling." from the rear wrapper. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Illustrated wrappers. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000517

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Title: The Franks

Publisher: Basil Blackwell, Oxford, UK

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

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The Franks first come to light in the third century A.D. as a group of barbarians living in the marshy lowlands of the Rhine frontier of the Roman Empire. By 800 they had become the political heirs of the Romans in the West.

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The Franks began as a loose confederacy of undistinguished barbarians from the marshy Rhine lowlands. In the third century they attacked Rome, but within 300 years, as rulers of Gaul, Frankish aristocrats became partial heirs to Rome, extending their dominion over much of Western Europe by appointing counts and dukes to rule in their name. This careful account by a senior lecturer in history at the University of York in England uses archeological evidence to fill in the Franks' often obscure history in the five centu ries before Charlemagne (a Frank) was crowned Emperor of Rome in 800 A.D. Crammed with pictures of forts, burial artifacts, coins, bowls and jewelry, the volume is primarily for scholars, but the general reader will enjoy such details as the symbolism of Frankish clothing, the sanctioned custom of family feuds to end disputes and King Guntram's reputed miracle-working and healing powers.
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