I was looking forward to read The Franks by Edward James as it is a volume of The Peoples of Europe series that I. .
I was looking forward to read The Franks by Edward James as it is a volume of The Peoples of Europe series that I plan on reading. I was not disappointed. The book focuses almost entirely on the period between the late 5th century, as a "Frankish" identity emerged from what had initially been a federation of smaller tribes, and the 7th century, when that identity became "French". Not coincidentally, this is the period of the Merovingian kings, who conquered, assimilated and were assimilated by the other peoples living in Roman Gaul. The book discusses in depth the history, culture and lifeways of the Franks.
The Franks first come to light in the third century . Edward James wrote this book for a series focusing on 'Peoples of Europe,' and so he frames his argument around different conceptions of what it meant to be a 'Frank' at different periods in French (and Belgian, and German) history. The heart of the book, though, focuses on the Franks from the 4th to the 7th centuries, especially focusing on the Merovingians from Childeric to Dagobert. James does the best he can with the political narrative Interesting read and pretty good overview of the Franks.
The Peoples o f Europe. James Campbell and Barry Cunliffe. The Franks Edward James. The Russians Robin Milner-Gulland. The Mongols David Morgan. A generally accepted definition of the extent of Europe, whilst excluding much of historic Armenia, does include the present-day Republic of Armenia, the boundary between Asia and Europe being regarded as running along the Caucasus. Neither Armenia nor the Armenians how ever are routinely associated, by most people, with Europe and Eur opeans. as a group of barbarians living in the marshy lowlands of the Rhine frontier of the Roman Empire.
By (author) Edward James. Free delivery worldwide. The Franks first come to light in the third century . By 800 they had become the political heirs of the Romans in the West. Using documentary and archaeological evidence, this book traces the history of the Franks from their barbaric origins to the period of civil and military dominance in Western Europe.
Edward James' The Franks is a succinct record of the evolution of the Franks from one of numerous nomadic barbarians, trough the stages of federated allied barbarian tribe and successor kingdom to the Roman Empire, and ultimately to becoming the core of the country of France. For somebody who knows little about the Dark Ages, this book will be a revelation; if you know just the basics of Western Civiliation, this book will certainly fascinate and educate.
The Franks (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) were a group of Germanic peoples whose name was first mentioned in 3rd century Roman sources associated with tribes on the Lower and Middle Rhine, on the edge of the Roman Empire. Later the term was associated with Romanized Germanic dynasties within the collapsing Western Roman Empire, who eventually commanded the whole region between the rivers Loire and Rhine.
Frank, member of a Germanic-speaking people who invaded the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. Dominating present-day northern France, Belgium, and western Germany, the Franks established the most powerful Christian kingdom of early medieval western Europe. The name France (Francia) is derived from their name. Charlemagne: King of the Franks. Charlemagne assumed rulership at a moment when powerful forces of change were affecting his kingdom. By Frankish tradition.
This book is dedicated to the people of America-strong, outspoken, intense in their convictions, sometimes wrong-headed but always generous and brave, with a passion for justice no nation has ever matched. PART ONE ‘A City on a Hill’ Colonial America, 1580-1750.
Unlike the Germanic nations noted above, the Franks did not take possession of this area as a politically unified people.
During that period the term "Frank" assumed different meanings depending on the historical situation. Unlike the Germanic nations noted above, the Franks did not take possession of this area as a politically unified people. Rather, different groups from the "swarm of tribes" that together comprised the Franks slowly penetrated south and west from their original homeland on the right bank of the lower Rhine, a process that was often facilitated by the Roman imperial government.