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The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity 200-1000 AD (Making of Europe) [Paperback]

Peter Brown
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.



Part I: Empire and Aftermath: AD 200 500.

1. The Laws of Countries": Prologue and Overview.

2. Christianity and Empire.

3. Tempora Christiana: Christian Times.

4. Virtutes sanctorum . strages gentium: Deeds of Saints . Slaughter of Nations . 5. On the Frontier: Noricum, Ireland, and Francia.

Part II: Divergent Legacies: AD 500 750.

6. Reverentia, rusticitas: Caesarius of Arles to Gregory of Tours.

7. Bishops, City, and Desert: East Rome.

8. Regimen animarum: Gregory the Great.

Part III: The End of Ancient Christianity: AD 600 750.

9. Powerhouses of Prayer: Monasticism in Western Europe.

10. The Making of a Sapiens: Religion and Culture in Continental Europe.

and in Ireland.

11. Medicamenta paenitentiae: Columbanus.

12. Christianity in Asia and the Rise of Islam.

13. The Changing of the Kingdoms : Christians under Islam.

14. Christianities of the North: Ireland.

15. Christianities of the North: The Saxons of Britain.

16. Micro–Christendoms.

Part IV: New Christendoms: AD 750–1000.

17. The Crisis of the Image: The Byzantine Iconoclast Controversy.

18. Closing the Frontier: Frisia and Germany.

19. To Rule the Christian People : Charlemagne.

17. In gear gagum: In Days of Yore : Northern Christendom and its Past.


Coordinated Chronological Tables.

Bibliography: Primary Sources; Secondary Sources.


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