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The Dark Ages 476-918 A.D. by [Oman, Charles]
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In 476 A.D. the Western Roman Empire fell.

Romans would never again rule vast swathes of the western Mediterranean, instead these lands would fall to Vandals, Visigoths, Franks and various other tribes that Romans had formerly called ‘barbarians’.

The Roman Empire as the ancient world had known it had gone, this was now the Dark Ages.

Yet Charles Oman shines light upon this frequently forgotten period and explores how even though Rome had fallen and many changes had occurred there were also great continuities.

Although Rome may have fallen the Eastern Empire, centered at Constantinople, continued to thrive, in many ways continuing what the Roman Empire had always done since the days of Augustus, but also developing new judicial systems to govern its vast lands as well as encouraging new forms of art and architecture.

Even in the power vacuum that was left after 476 A.D. Western Europe did not descend completely into darkness, instead in the wake of Rome’s collapse many new powerful empires emerged that looked to Rome for support, most notably the Frankish Empire under Charlemagne.

Oman through the course of this incredibly detailed work uncovers fascinatingly vibrant figures from Theodoric the Great, who dominated Italy in the early sixth century, to Charles Martel, who halted the Islamic advance at the battle of Tours, thus demonstrating through the conflict of this period the foundations of modern Europe were laid.

Charles Oman was a British historian. Through the course of his life he wrote on a wide number of subjects from ancient history to Napoleonic military history. His work The Dark Ages was first published in 1893. Unlike some previous editions we have decided to join all three books into one single volume. He passed away in 1946.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1629 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Publisher: Augustine Books (21 November 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077PG7Q4B
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jonathan G. Smith
5.0 out of 5 starsAn excellent review of the post-Roman Empire period, with a focus on military campaigns
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4.0 out of 5 starsA fine Older Book, well written and easy to follow considering the scope of time and characters it covers.
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5.0 out of 5 starsThe real Middle-Earth
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4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting History, though a bit dated
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