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Covers a time and locale not well described elsewhere. It was somewhat advanced for me,casually mentioning some names and events that I didn't know well enough, requiring a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. McAnally
This book is just the right blend of informative and readable. I learned so much beyond the research I had already done, but what I liked even better was the way Geary fleshed out... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Hazell
This is a book that lists a lot, and when I say a lot, I mean a lot of details about the most important Germanic successor kingdom after the fall of the Roman Empire. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Marcel Dupasquier
I have owned this book only a few weeks and have already started rereading it. I am pretty well educated in the history of Europe from Charlemagne through the end of the 12th... Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Abrubacca
Before France and Germany contains information about what happen after Rome fell and before the individual nations starting forming. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Kindle Customer
The book is a survey based primarily on primary sources of classical and translated works since Geary states that his mission was to address the issue of a huge lack of material... Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by Comicfairy
A good book about a time of transition between the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages. The author writes well. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Paulo de Vissec
The subtitle is more accurate than the title proper: "before France and Germany" could apply to everything up to the Treaty of Verdun, but Geary stops before the Carolingians take... Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Caleb Hanson
As a lay reader, I really enjoyed it. The arguments were nuanced and very well developedPublished on March 19, 2010 by Mic Hael G. Phillips