London : Folio Society, 1998.
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I read this book in preparation for attacking Gibbon's Decline and Fall. It covered the final years of the Empire and the many small kingdoms that sprang up in its wake. It did cover a good deal of material, and at times introduced terminology without really defining it. But it is a clearly written and complete summary of the early middle ages. I found the discussion about the differences between the different kingdoms (Lombards, Visigoths, etc) to be interesting and helpful in understanding how Europe evolved during this period.
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