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The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750

  title={The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750},
  author={Peter Robert Lamont Brown},
These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of… 
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  • History
  • 2013
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