Literature Review

Early Medieval Europe300-1000 by, Roger Collins

Andrea Fox

Early Medieval Europe starts off by giving a chronological chart of historical events from the year 238-1000. It breaks into territorial sections of British Isles, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Near East. This I find easier to understand, rather than reading it in a story-like fashion. As for the text of this book, it gave good examples of laws and codes by Romans and German "Barbarians". It explained how the Germanic Barbarians were and are now pictured as opposed to how they most likely were. Focusing on the conflicts of intigration between the Romans and the Germanic tribes, this book was well worth the reading.

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