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The Lighter Side of the Dark Ages

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The Early Middle Ages of Western Europe, from AD 400 to 1000, was a boiling cauldron which bubbled over and impacted every corner of the world. Organized both by chronology and by geography, this lively book, with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, dives fearlessly into that confused and confusing period, tracing the history of each century, beginning in North Africa ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Anthem Press
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by Scott Hadley Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

In her book: The Lighter Side of the Dark Ages, Rose Williams expertly combines both serious scholarship and humor to talk about a subject that seems to be the domain more of the former than the latter. First, the book is a scholarly achievement because in each chapter she takes a different century (between the fifth and the tenth) and successfully deals with a web of comp
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