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  The years from 476 to 816 constitute a relatively neglected period, sometimes dismissed by historians as a "Dark Age". But this impressively illustrated volume puts the dawn of the Middle Ages in a new perspective. Far from a time of "barbarian" darkness, this emerges as a remarkably rich period, in both east and west, a crucial time of innovation and development that went very far toward shaping our modern world.  

Dawn of the
Middle Ages

Revised edition

by Michael Grant

Up-dated by

Ursula Vones-Liebenstein






93/8 x 11 3/3 in.

24 x 29,5 cm

240 pages

Over 300 illustrations

mainly in full-colour


The Byzantine Empire

The Expansion of Islam

The German Kingdom

The Jews in Asia and Europe

Peoples of the North

From Europe to the Far East



Picture Credits



Michael Grant was formerly a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University, the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Khatoum, and President and Vice-Chancellor of the Queen's University, Belfast. Among his books on the ancient world are The World of Rome, Myths of the Greeks and Romans, The Civilizations of Europe, Gladiators, The Climax of Rome, etc.