The Dark Ages is the story of the birth of Western civilization. It was a harrowing crucible of war, destruction, and faith. For over 100 years, Charles Oman's famous history has remained one of the finest sources for the study of this period. Covering a period of 500 years and an area stretching from Northern Germany to Egypt, this is the definitive history that will alter your conceptions of a period of history that gave birth to the civilization we live in today.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1: Odoacer and Theodoric, 476-493 Chapter 2: Theodoric King of Italy, 493-526 Chapter 3: The Emperors at Constantinople, 476-527 Chapter 4: Chlodovech and the Franks in Gaul, 481-511 Chapter 5: Justinian and His Wars, 528-540 Chapter 6: Justinian (Continued), 540-565 Chapter 7: The Earlier Frankish Kings and Their Organisation of Gaul, 511-561 Chapter 8: The Visigoths in Spain, 531-603 Chapter 9: The Successors of Justinian, 565-610 Chapter 10: Decline and Decay of the Merovingians, 561-656 Chapter 11: The Lombards in Italy and the Rise of the Papacy, 568-653 Chapter 12: Heraclius and Muhammed, 610-641 Chapter 13: The Decline and Fall of the Visigoths, 603-711 Chapter 14: The Contest of the Eastern Empire and the Caliphate, 641-717 Chapter 15: The History of the Great Mayors of the Palace, 656-720 Chapter 16: The Lombards and the Papacy, 653-743 Chapter 17: Charles Martel and His Wars, 720-741 Chapter 18: The Iconoclast Emperors: State of the Eastern Empire in the Eighth Century, 717-802 Chapter 19: Pippin the Short: Wars of the Franks and Lombards, 741-768 Chapter 20: Charles the Great: Early Years, 768-785...Conquest of Lombardy and Saxony Chapter 21: The Later Wars and Conquests of Charles the Great, 785-814 Chapter 22: Charles the Great and the Empire Chapter 23: Louis the Pious, 814-840 Chapter 24: Disruption of the Frankish Empire: The Coming of the Vikings, 840-855 Chapter 25: The Darkest Hour, 855-887: From the Death of Lothair I to the Deposition of Charles the Fat Chapter 26: Italy and Sicily in the Ninth Century, 827-924 Chapter 27: Germany, 888-918 Chapter 28: The Eastern Empire in the Ninth Century, 802-912 Chapter 29: The End of the Ninth Century in Western Europe: Conclusion
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