By David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

ISBN-10: 0415019230

ISBN-13: 9780415019231

ISBN-10: 0415122317

ISBN-13: 9780415122313

I used to be particularly interested by this ebook yet regrettably it grew to become out to be a major sadness. different readers already commented at the loss of color. it truly is rather crucial for any atlas and it contributes to the knowledge, for instance optically indicating the small fragmented parts in the large empires of the past.

On most sensible of it I came upon a few blunt blunders! i will comprehend growing such an atlas is a troublesome paintings yet please, have your editors money what you write, particularly while promoting that e-book for this type of expense!

"The Ottoman empire, 962" is definitely one of the worst of all, it is truly alleged to be the "The Ottonian empire, 962".

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It was the Bavarian province of Salzburg that was most active in the evangelization of the Bohemians, Moravians and Hungarians. The Bohemian diocese of Prague (973) was subjected to Mainz and remained so until the fourteenth century, but Hungary like Poland achieved an independent Church with the creation of the metropolitan see of Esztergom in 1001. The eastern and western churches were in competition with one another for the allegiance of the Slavs, and while Rome had gained most of central Europe, the Byzantines had successfully established the Bulgarian and, more recently, the Russian Churches.

The collapse of the empire led to a general extension of the Church’s power, but its position in particular areas in the sixth century varied according to political circumstances. Southern Britain was one of the few areas where an almost complete disruption of ecclesiastical structures is evident. In Africa, Spain and Italy the predominantly Arian regimes of the Vandals, Visigoths, Ostrogoths and Lombards restricted the Church’s influence, although outright persecution was rare. In the Celtic north-west conversion of southern Scotland and of Ireland had been undertaken in the fifth century by the missionary bishops Ninian and Patrick, but in the sixth century the kin-based, non-urban nature of society promoted the emergence of an increasingly monastic form of church.

Northmen would rule Normandy and give it their name; Danish law would run for much of eastern England (hence Danelaw); Canute would later be king of all England; and much of Ireland would be politically dominated by the Scandinavian kingdom based at Dublin until the battle of Clontarf in 1014. Perhaps as the result of tensions in Scandinavia during this period of accelerated political centralization, many Norwegians left to settle lands in the North Atlantic: Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Man, the Faroes, Greenland, and even North America.

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