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It seems a lot of people can't get past how absolutely -dense- with information this book is. At 688 pages, it feels like an essay from one of those 1000+ page New Cambridge tomes... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jack H Chapman
Where was the editor, here? This second volume was recommended to me by reading the first volume -- a superb survey by Simon Price. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph P. Nichols
... boy was this a slog! The book could easily have been cut by 25% with no significant loss of content. Recommended, but prepare for a battle.Published 2 months ago by Stan Mark Kaplan
PACKED! Centuries of detail packed into 600+ pages, an informative though not a fun read. Used as the main reference text by a Yale professor re. that era.Published 3 months ago by Pursuingknowledgeandperspectives
A great analysis of why the dark ages weren't nearly as dark and the great debt the world owes to those early Europeans who maintained the wealth of culture that was rome and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alma Jeanne Carman
This is a period of history I find endlessly fascinating - the transition from the late Roman Empire to Dark Ages Europe. So I naturally bought this book when it first came out. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anaximander
This book received very positive reviews so perhaps my late night readings failed to appreciate its brilliance but... I found it lacking narrative, synthesis or clarity. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kamiar Khajavi
I was looking forward, for several years, to finding the time to read this book, which stared back to seductively from one of my bookshelves. Read morePublished 12 months ago by P. Troutman