Cambridge Medieval History: Germany and the Western Empire is an expansive treatise on Western civilization after the fall of Rome. From 800 to 1000 A.D. ,the rise of the Franks, Germanic tribes, and the Viking invasions of Europe are all covered in great detail.
A table of contents is included for easier navigation.
Detailed history, but NO INDEX
I have been a student of medieval history for the past 40 years and have always viewed the scholarship of Mr. Bury with a mix of awe and intimidation. Few, if any other sources, provide such an sweeping overview of pre-modern history as his does. You may find a better, more detailed work on any specific subject ( i.e. art and architecture), but as a reference, his is a source to be reckoned with. However, the fact that this edition does not have an index makes it almost unusable. Possibly, you might want to read this page by page ( a somewhat daunting task, to be sure), but to have no index renders any quick research on a subject of choice, almost impossible. (A table of contents is included, but the topics are necessarily broad.) This is a serious flaw and one that needs to be addressed by the editors, if they are serious about marketing this series of books and rendering them at all useful. I would certainly pay more for a copy of the book that is actually usable, than one which is "pick and hunt" at best. Of course this is no reflection on poor Mr. Bury, but rather a great disservice to him.