What are the best books about the Dark Ages?

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    #1An Ecclesiastical History of the English People

    An Ecclesiastical History of the English People

    An Ecclesiastical History of the English People is a nonfiction historical book written by Bede about historical Europe including the Dark Ages. Published in 1973 by Dutton Books.

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    Russell Dixon
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede is an institution in any best books list about the Dark Ages. It is clear concise, and full of information that is relevant. A must read."
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    #2The Inheritance of Rome

    The Inheritance of Rome

    The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000 is a nonfiction historical book written by Chris Wickham about historical Europe including the Dark Ages. Published in 2010 by Penguin Books.

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    Albert Cook
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Inheritance of Rome is a very intriguing glimpse into the life of the dark ages in Rome. This is a well researched and written book. I found this to be a great journey and story. I ended up booking a vacation to Rome upon completion of the book."
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    #3How Rome Fell

    How Rome Fell

    How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower is a nonfiction historical book written by Adrian Goldsworthy about the Dark Ages. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Yale University Press.

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    Eric Johnson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I loved this book. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. The fall of Rome is a story that can help teach people about how a great society can fall because it gets too big. The lessons in this book can be applied today in modern society. "
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    #4An Age of Tyrants

    An Age of Tyrants

    An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons, A.D. 400–600 is a nonfiction historical book written by Christopher A. Snyder about historical Europe including the Dark Ages. Published in 1998 by Penn State University Press.

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    Zachary Wood
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons, A.D. 400–600 (Humanities; 1004) is a nonfiction historical book written by Christopher A. Snyder. The book explores an obscure period in the history of the British Isles often referred to as Sub-Roman Britain it also covers historical Europe including the Dark Ages. "
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    #5Gods and Myths of Northern Europe

    Gods and Myths of Northern Europe

    Gods and Myths of Northern Europe is a nonfiction historical book written by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson about historical Europe including the Dark Ages. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 1964 by Penguin Books.

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    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I myself am not a huge fan of mythical creatures, but I am a fan of history and learning about different cultures and people. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe proved to be a worthy nonfiction historical book about Europe and the Dark Ages which kept my interest. I would highly recommend to history and Dark Age enthusiasts or people with any interest."
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    #6The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

    The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

    The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751 is a nonfiction historical book written by Ian N. Wood about historical Europe including the Dark Ages. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 1994 by Routledge.

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    Joseph Hall
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "It fits the theme that's being looked for, but I wouldn't say it does anything out of the box or unique. If you're hurting for the era then go for this, otherwise find better."
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    #7In Search of the Dark Ages

    In Search of the Dark Ages

    In Search of the Dark Ages is a non-fiction history book by Michael Wood, first published in 1981. It chronicles the events of the Norman conquest of England during the 11th century.

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    Bobby Hayes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have always been interested as to how people lived in different time periods and the Dark Ages was my most recent interest. This book taught gave good insight as to what life was like back then."
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    #8A History of the Franks

    A History of the Franks

    A History of the Franks is a nonfiction historical book written by Gregory of Tours and translated bt Lewis Thorpe about historical Europe during the Dark Ages. With over 700 pages, this book is published in 1976 by Penguin Books.

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    Alan Burton
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Great book, if you're a history buff and you're looking for a new book to read about the 'dark ages' then I recommend this one. It's got a place on my bookshelf for sure."
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    #9How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History Series)

    How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History Series)
    This book narrates how Europe evolved from the classical age, where Rome and its empire ruled, to the medieval era, in which Ireland had a vital role, as its monks and scribes were in charge of copying everything that happened and it was in Ireland where the seeds of culture started spreading all over Europe. 
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    Sandra Enríquez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book gives a unique perspective of the Irish involvement in education in the MIDDLE ages., not exactly the Dark Ages. One of the better books I have read in a while. It is funny and witty, and a quick read."
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    #10Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney is a new verse narrative published in 1999. This epic poetry novel follows the story of Beowulf, a Scandinavian protagonist who saved the Danes from the monsters Grendel and its mother.

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    Chirag Sengupta
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I really enjoy books like this. Books of a different world, they really open my imagination a lot. I came across this book at the bookstore and it's cover intrigued me and so I had to get it. But I wouldn't say it's the best dark age book I have read."

Summary

Best What are the best books about the Dark Ages
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1An Ecclesiastical History of the English PeopleBooks 34 Paid
2The Inheritance of RomeBooks 24 Paid
3How Rome FellBooks 23 Paid
4An Age of TyrantsBooks 23 Paid
5Gods and Myths of Northern EuropeBooks 20 Paid
6The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751Books 14 Paid
7In Search of the Dark AgesBooks 11 Paid
8A History of the FranksBooks 7 Paid
9How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History Series)Books 5 Paid
10Beowulf: A New Verse TranslationBooks 1 Paid
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