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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jul, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Recommended reading on Frankish and Germanic culture...         Reply with quote

I'm looking for good reading on the general history and culture of the Germanic tribes.. from early Frankish through Merovingian and Carollingian, etc. Art, weapons, village life...

Just trying to get a better feel as I dive into a Frankish langseax project (from bloomery steel!)...

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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Mon 01 Jul, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham, provides an excellent introduction to the early Middle Ages. It will provide a good, broad context, and covers a surprising amount of detail for the centuries you are talking about. It is more focused on political history than daily life, but I think it might still be illuminating.
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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Jul, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Craig.... I will certainly check that out.
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Tue 02 Jul, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can only recommend this excellent book: http://books.google.sk/books/about/Before_Fra...edir_esc=y
Intriguing account of transformation of late-Roman world to Merovingian Frankish kingdom, and its development towards early Carolingian. Talks a lot about continuity and longue duree transformations. Itīs older (1988) but still available on e-shops (probably re-prints?).
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