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Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
Richard Hodges, David Whitehouse
'In this book, Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse review the Pirenne thesis and test hypotheses advanced by some of Pirenne's critics in the light of archaeological information from the Mediterranean, northern Europe, and western Asia....The book succeeds extraordinarily well not only in integrating archaeology with traditionally researched history but also in interweaving European and Islamic history in the early medieval period.'--American Historical ReviewRichard Hodges is the author of 'Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe: Archaeology and the Pirenne Thesis' with ISBN 9780801416156 and ISBN 0801416159.