Paperback 476pp Illustrated
9781408249635   Product Code: 21543
By the beginning of the 8th century, the vast Roman Empire had been reduced to a shrinking remnant based in the city of Constantinople. This book ranges from west to east, showing how the advances of Germanic peoples, Slavs, and Arabs reduced Roman territory and established new Mediterranean civilizations. The updated second edition features new sections covering such topics as the large hoards recently discovered in Britain and the widespread effects of the plague.