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In his assessment of the transformation of the Roman World Henri Pirenne assigned little significance to the sixth century, seeing it primarily as a period of continuity. In this volume 12 scholars assess the period. The result is a complex picture, covering Scandinavia and Central Europe as well as the western Mediterranean, in which continuity and change exist side by side.
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RICHARD HODGES is Director of the Institute of World Archaeology, School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, and Scientific Director of the Butrint Foundation. He is series editor of the Duckworth Debates in Archaeology series and author of many books, including Dark Age Economics, The Anglo-Saxon Achievement and Villa to Village.
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The Sixth Century and Companion Work-Ancient Civilizations Aug 29, 2003
The Sixth Century and a companion work entitled Ancient Civilizations by William Bowden documents the extensive history and particular achievements of the Roman Empire. In the companion work entitled "Ancient Civilizations", the author develops the Sasamian (Persian), West African, Gupta (Indian), Islam, Mayan and Aztec cultures. Islam developed fertile lands and utilized carved wood successfully. The Mayan culture was urban and the early Mayans perfected the pyramidal structure in a purely mathematical geometry of incremental step functions. The Aztecs were the most powerful having developed the Great Temple- a religious and economic site.