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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

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

Chris Wickham

Oxford University Press

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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