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Framing the Early Middle AgesEurope and the Mediterranean, 400—800$
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Chris Wickham

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264490

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.001.0001

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Geography and politics

Geography and politics

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(p.16) (p.17) 2 Geography and politics
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Framing the Early Middle Ages
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Chris Wickham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0002

This chapter provides an overview of the geography and the political history of each of the regions in this book. The regions presented are in the form of a spiral starting from North Africa, going counter-clockwise around the Mediterranean to Spain, then going northwards to Denmark. It includes brief characterizations of some of the historiographical problems that are a feature of each region. The specific areas included are Africa, Egypt, Syria and Palestine, the Byzantine heartland, Spain, Gaul and Francia, England and Wales, Ireland, and Denmark.

Keywords:   geographical overview, North Africa, historiographical features, Egypt, Byzantine heartland, Spain, political history

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