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Published by Heath in [s.l.] .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Alfred F Havinghurst.
SeriesProblems in European Civilization
ContributionsHavinghurst, Alfred F.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14123293M

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Reprint of Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Henri Pirenne's classic history of Europe between the fifth and ninth centuries, Mohammed and Charlemagne, although published on the eve of the Second World War, remains an important work to this famous summary said, "Without Islam, the Frankish Empire would have Cited by: The "Pirenne thesis" was fully worked out in the book Mohammed and Charlemagne, which appeared shortly after Pirenne's death. Pirenne was one of the world's leading historians and arguably the most famous Belgium had produced. During World War I, while teaching at the University of Ghent, he was arrested for supporting Belgium's passive /5(12). The Pirenne Thesis is one which has been much debated since this book was first published (as Mahomet et Charlemagne) in the s. Pirenne's claim is essentially this: that Romanitas Roman culture, trade, social order, etcsurvived the disappearance of an emperor in /5. Pirenne was the master of his age in expounding the social and economic basis of medieval civilization. It is as a series of chapters in the history of Western civilization and its transformations that Mahomet et Charlemagne remains an irreplaceable book. Discussion of the separate facets of the "Pirenne Thesis" can divert attention.

A little gem of a book, that presents what has been elsewhere called the "Pirenne thesis" -- that the Dark Ages descended on Europe not with the Ostrogoths' capture of Rome in the 5th century, but with the rise of Islam in Spain and West Asia in the eighth/5. Henri Pirenne, (born Dec. 23, , Verviers, Belg.—died Oct. 24, , Eccle, near Brussels), Belgian educator and scholar, one of the most eminent scholars of the Middle Ages and of Belgian national development.. The son of a prosperous industrialist, Pirenne studied for his doctorate () at the University of Liège under the medievalist Godefroid Kurth and the historian of the Low.   Pirenne is best remembered, however, for the "Pirenne thesis" about the foundations of European civilization, which he put forth in his work Mohammed and Charlemagne. The thesis is that the great event that pushed Europeans into the formation of their own civilization was not the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century but the 5/5(2). Henri Pirenne: | | | |Henri Pirenne| | | | | ||| World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.

  Reprint of Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Henri Pirenne's reputation today rests on three contributions to European history: for what has become known as the Pirenne Thesis, concerning the origins of the Middle Ages in reactive state formation and shifts in trade; for a distinctive view of Belgium's medieval history Pages: Pirenne first formulated his thesis in articles and then expanded on them in Medieval Cities. In the book Pirenne traces the growth of the medieval city from the tenth century to the twelfth, challenging conventional wisdom by attributing the origins of medieval cities to the revival of trade.3/5(1). an important, seminal book, worthy to close one of the most distinguished careers in European scholarship." -- Saturday Review of Literature. Pirenne's masterly study is essential reading for history students, medievalists, and general readers with an interest in the decline of the Roman Empire and the beginnings of the Middle : Dover Publications. Pirenne's crowning triumph. The fire of his genius, the boldness of his mind, his profound learning and vivid pen make this volume pleasant reading." — Commonweal. " an important, seminal book, worthy to close one of the most distinguished careers in European scholarship.".