Early Medieval Spain, 2nd edition

Unity in Diversity 400-1000
Collins, Roger
Date published: 
August 1995

'...splendid book deserves to be warmly welcomed by Spanish and therefore European medieval historians alike.' - Times Literary Supplement'This is an excellent book, much needed and already being much appreciated.' - Teaching History The new edition of this authoritative account of the history of Spain in the Early Middle Ages is a substantially revised and corrected version of the original, first published in 1983. The text has been thoroughly checked and altered to take account of historical and archaeological research on the subject over the last decade. As well as short sections of new text inserted throughout, the central chapter on the Arab conquest and its aftermath has been entirely rewritten and enlarged. An entirely new bibliographical essay has been added, covering the state of scholarship up to 1994. The genealogies and lists of rulers have been corrected to bring them into line with the latest views, and a new preface has been written to describe the changes in the directions of research in Spain and beyond in the period since the publication of the first edition.