The Worlds of Medieval Europe Book

The Worlds of Medieval Europe


  • Author : Clifford R. Backman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Byzantine Empire
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0197571557

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"Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Fourth Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium"--

The Worlds of Medieval Europe Book

The Worlds of Medieval Europe


  • Author : Clifford R. Backman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN 10 : 0199372292

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Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Third Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, author Clifford R. Backman offers an insightful, detailed, and often witty look at the continuum of interaction--social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial--that existed among all three societies. This compelling volume surpasses traditional textbook representations of the Middle Ages by balancing the conventional focus on political affairs, especially those of northern Europe, with equally detailed attention to medieval society as it developed in the Mediterranean. In addition, Backman describes the ways in which the medieval Latin West attempted to understand the unified and rational structure of the human cosmos, which they believed existed beneath the observable diversity and disorder of the world. This effort to recreate a human ordering of "unity through diversity" provides an essential key to understanding medieval Europe and the ways in which it regarded and reacted to the worlds around it.

Medieval Europe and the World Book

Medieval Europe and the World


  • Author : Robin W. Winks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064871208

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Medieval Europe and the World Excerpt :

This illustrated text covers the history of the Middle Ages. The narrative discusses events in Europe alongside the spread of Islam and the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire. While the text gives ample coverage to political events, an equal emphasis is placed on social and cultural developments.

Medieval Europe 400   1500 Book

Medieval Europe 400 1500


  • Author : H G Koenigsberger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317870890

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Medieval Europe 400 1500 Excerpt :

This book traces across the millennium of the Middle Ages the gradual crystallisation of a new and distinctive European identity. Koenigsberger covers the Islamic, Byzantine and central Asian worlds in his account which explains Europe's progression from chaos and collapse to the point where it was set to rule much of the world.

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300   1500 Book
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Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1500


  • Author : Wim Blockmans
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317934257

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Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history. Covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization, the formation of nations and states, the emergence of an expansionist commercial economy, the growth of cities, the Crusades, the effects of plague, and the intellectual and cultural life of the Middle Ages, the book explores the driving forces behind the formation of medieval society and the directions in which it developed and changed. In doing this, the authors cover a wide geographic expanse, including Western interactions with the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World. Now in full colour, this second edition contains a wealth of new features that help to bring this fascinating era to life, including: A detailed timeline of the period, putting key events into context Primary source case boxes Full colour illustrations throughout New improved maps A glossary of terms Annotated suggestions for further reading The book is supported by a free companion website with resources including, for instructors, assignable discussion questions and all of the images and maps in the book available to download, and for students, a comparative interactive timeline of the period and links to useful websites. The website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/blockmans. Clear and stimulating, the second edition of Introduction to Medieval Europe is the ideal companion to studying Europe in the Middle Ages at undergraduate level.

The Medieval World Book
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The Medieval World


  • Author : Peter Linehan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136500053

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The Medieval World Excerpt :

This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing. Chapters are thematically linked in four sections: identities beliefs, social values and symbolic order power and power-structures elites, organizations and groups. Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

Toward a Global Middle Ages Book
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Toward a Global Middle Ages


  • Author : Bryan C. Keene
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606065983

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This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books—like today’s museums—preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures, and everyone’s place in it. Often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts are prisms through which we can glimpse the interconnected global history of humanity. Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval. Through essays and case studies, the volume’s multidisciplinary contributors expand the historiography, chronology, and geography of manuscript studies to embrace a diversity of objects, individuals, narratives, and materials from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas—an approach that both engages with and contributes to the emerging field of scholarly inquiry known as the Global Middle Ages. Featuring 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection is intended for all who are interested in engaging in a dialogue about how books and other textual objects contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

The Two Cities Book
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The Two Cities


  • Author : Malcolm Barber
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134687510

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First published to wide critical acclaim in 1992, The Two Cities has become an essential text for students of medieval history. For the second edition, the author has thoroughly revised each chapter, bringing the material up to date and taking the historiography of the past decade into account. The Two Cities covers a colourful period from the schism between the eastern and western churches to the death of Dante. It encompasses key topics such as: the Crusades the expansionist force of the Normans major developments in the way kings, emperors and Popes exercised their powers a great flourishing of art and architecture the foundation of the very first universities. Running through it all is the defining characteristic of the high Middle Ages: the delicate relationship between the spiritual and secular worlds, the two 'cities' of the title. This survey provides all the facts and background information that students need, and is defined into straightforward thematic chapters. It makes extensive use of primary sources, and makes new trends in research accessible to students. Its fresh approach gives students the most rounded, lively and integrated view of the high Middle Ages available.

The Bright Ages Book
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The Bright Ages


  • Author : Matthew Gabriele
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062980915

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"The beauty and levity that Perry and Gabriele have captured in this book are what I think will help it to become a standard text for general audiences for years to come….The Bright Ages is a rare thing—a nuanced historical work that almost anyone can enjoy reading.”—Slate "Incandescent and ultimately intoxicating." —The Boston Globe A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality—a brilliant reflection of humanity itself. The word “medieval” conjures images of the “Dark Ages”—centuries of ignorance, superstition, stasis, savagery, and poor hygiene. But the myth of darkness obscures the truth; this was a remarkable period in human history. The Bright Ages recasts the European Middle Ages for what it was, capturing this 1,000-year era in all its complexity and fundamental humanity, bringing to light both its beauty and its horrors. The Bright Ages takes us through ten centuries and crisscrosses Europe and the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa, revisiting familiar people and events with new light cast upon them. We look with fresh eyes on the Fall of Rome, Charlemagne, the Vikings, the Crusades, and the Black Death, but also to the multi-religious experience of Iberia, the rise of Byzantium, and the genius of Hildegard and the power of queens. We begin under a blanket of golden stars constructed by an empress with Germanic, Roman, Spanish, Byzantine, and Christian bloodlines and end nearly 1,000 years later with the poet Dante—inspired by that same twinkling celestial canopy—writing an epic saga of heaven and hell that endures as a masterpiece of literature today. The Bright Ages reminds us just how permeable our manmade borders have always been and of what possible worlds the past has always made available to us. The Middle Ages may have been a world “lit only by fire” but it was one whose torches illuminate

Magic in the Middle Ages Book

Magic in the Middle Ages


  • Author : Richard Kieckhefer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107431829

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A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture.

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages Book
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The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages


  • Author : Geraldine Heng
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108422789

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The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages Excerpt :

This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.

Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe Book

Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Lester K. Little
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 0801492475

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In this stimulating and important book Lester Little advances the original thesis that, paradoxically, it was the leading practitioners of voluntary poverty, Franciscan and Dominican friars, who finally formulated a Christian ethic which justified the activities of merchants, moneylenders, and other urban professionals, and created a Christian spirituality suitable for townsmen. Little has synthesized a vast body of specialized literature in Italian, German, French, and English to write an interpretive essay which provides a new perspective on the interaction between economic and social forces and the religious movements advocating the apostolic ideal of voluntary poverty...Little's book is a major contribution, not only to the history of the religious movement of voluntary poverty, but also to the interdisciplinary study of the middle ages. --Journal of Social History

Masculinity in Medieval Europe Book

Masculinity in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Dawn Hadley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317882985

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An original and highly accessible collection of essays which is based on a huge range of historical sources to reveal the realities of mens' lives in the Middle Ages. It covers an impressive geographical range - including essays on Italy, France, Germany and Byzantium - and will span the entire medieval period, from the fourth to the fifteenth century. The collection is divided into four main sections: attaining masculinity; lay men and churchmen: sources of tension; sexuality and the construction of masculinity; and written relationships and social reality. The contributors are: Dawn Hadley, Jenny Moore, William M. Aird, Jeremy Goldberg, Matthew Bennet, Janet Nelson, Conrad Leyser, Robert Swanson, Patricia Cullum, Ross Balzaretti, Shaun Tougher, Julian Haseldine, Marianne Ailes and Mark Chinca.

The History of the Medieval World  From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade Book
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The History of the Medieval World From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade


  • Author : S. Wise Bauer
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-02-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393059755

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"Chronicles the period between the 4th and 12th centuries, when rulers in Europe, the Mideast and Asia turned to religious reasons to justify political and military action, a time that included the development of Islam, the crowning of Charlemagne and the rise of the T'ang Dynasty. By the author of The History of the Ancient World."

War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds Book

War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds


  • Author : Kurt A. Raaflaub
  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060395384

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This social history of war from the third millennium BCE to the 10th-century CE in the Mediterranean, the Near East and Europe (Egypt, Achamenid Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic World, the Roman Republic and Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the early Islamic World and early Medieval Europe) with parallel studies of Mesoamerica (the Maya and Aztecs) and East Asia (ancient China, medieval Japan). The volume offers a broadly based, comparative examination of war and military organization in their complex interactions with social, economic and political structures, as well as cultural practices.