The Dawn of Mediaeval Europe: 476-918

John Howard Bertram MASTERMAN (1867 - 1933)

This volume by the British historian J.H.B. Masterman (1867-1933) is a short survey of the first four centuries after the fall of Rome. The author writes of Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths, who sought to impose order on a shattered Italy, of the rise of the Franks under Clovis, and of the resurgence of the Eastern Empire under Justinian and his general, Belisarius. At the close of the book, Charlemagne's descendants are wrangling for power among themselves, while, writes Masterman, from "the north came the Norsemen, ravaging and plundering along every river valley which their long ships could sail; from the south came the Saracens, the pirates of the Mediterranean, and ... a foe more fierce and implacable still appeared on the eastern frontier in the Magyars or Hungarians." - Summary by Pamela Nagami

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Ch. 1: Introduction Pamela Nagami
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Play 02 Ch. 2: The Empire in 476 Pamela Nagami
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Play 03 Ch. 3: The Rise of Theodoric Pamela Nagami
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Play 04 Ch. 4: The Gothic Kingdom in Italy Pamela Nagami
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Play 05 Ch. 5: The Rise of the Franks Pamela Nagami
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Play 06 Ch. 6: Justinian Pamela Nagami
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Play 07 Ch. 7: Benedict of Nursia and Columban Pamela Nagami
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Play 08 Ch. 8: The Rise of Mohammedanism Pamela Nagami
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Play 09 Ch. 9: The Lombards in Italy and the Rise of the Papacy Pamela Nagami
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Play 10 Ch. 10: The Mayors of the Palace Pamela Nagami
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Play 11 Ch. 11: Charles Martel Pamela Nagami
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Play 12 Ch. 12: Pippin, King of the Franks Pamela Nagami
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Play 13 Ch. 13: The Pope, the Lombards and the Franks Pamela Nagami
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Play 14 Ch. 14: The Iconoclastic Emperors Pamela Nagami
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Play 15 Ch. 15: Charles the Great and the Lombard Kingdom Pamela Nagami
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Play 16 Ch. 16: The Saxon Wars Pamela Nagami
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Play 17 Ch. 17: Charles, King of the Franks Pamela Nagami
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Play 18 Ch. 18: Carolus Imperator Pamela Nagami
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Play 19 Ch. 19: Law and Administration in the Empire Pamela Nagami
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Play 20 Ch. 20: Alcuin and the Revival of Learning. John Scotus Pamela Nagami
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Play 21 Ch. 21: The Charlemagne of Romance Pamela Nagami
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Play 22 Ch. 22: The Reign of Louis the Pious Pamela Nagami
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Play 23 Ch. 23: The Break-up of the Carolingian Empire Pamela Nagami
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Play 24 Ch. 24: The Norsemen, the Saracens and the Magyars Pamela Nagami
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Play 25 Ch. 25: The Dark Ages Pamela Nagami
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