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This front matter section of the book Perceiving War and the Military in Early Christian Gaul (ca. 400-700 A.D.) presents the table of contents, a list of illustrations, the preface, and a list of abbreviations. The book begins with an investigation of late Roman and early medieval history and society in Gaul. Next, it outlines the extant sources, including both the written and archaeological evidence. Then, the book investigates contemporary ideas and attitudes on war and violence. In order to get hold of the significance of war like elements in everyday life, the book focuses on ideas mostly expressed by the clergy as well as those associated with the military. The book further investigates the central subject, which is the world of thought of the military. Finally, it focuses on the Christian world of thought.

Keywords: Christian world of thought; clergy; early Christian Gaul; late Roman history; military; war

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