Before France and Germany

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Author  Patrick J. Geary
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   February 25, 1988
ISBN  0195044584
Pages  272

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From the twilight of the Roman Empire emerged the kingdoms of Merovingian Europe (c. 400-700 AD), which were, in turn, the basis for the nations of medieval and modern Europe. Professor Geary draws on the latest archaeological and historical findings to elucidate one of the least understood periods of European history. This text is aimed at both survey and graduate courses on medieval history, which invariably take the Merovingian period as their starting point.

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