The Christian Culture of the Early Middle Ages (2004–2006)
The 'Fall of the Roman Empire' has traditionally been seen as marking a major develpment in western history. Against such an interpretation this project seeks to establish the importance of intellectual and cultural traditions associated with the coming to dominance in society of Christian ways. It will suggest that a largely new set of cultural practices and attitudes laid the foundation for a very different culture. The outcome will be a major monograph and various shorter studies.