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Submitted by David Rasch (United States), May 18, 2012 at 12:23

Working from Henri Pirenne's book 'Mohammed and Charlemagne', Scott explores this topic from an archeological/cultural position. He asks why there is a 300 year gap in European history coinciding with Islamic conquest from 700-1000 and why Europe reappears in defensive fortresses called castles. I am not doing the book justice but I recommend it as a valuable companion to Mr. Spencer's book.


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