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Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1550

Introduction to Medieval Europe  300 1550 Author Willem Pieter Blockmans
ISBN-10 0415346983
Release 2007
Pages 372
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Clearly written in a lively style by two prominent authors in the field, this translation of a comprehensive textbook is an excellent survey history of the Middle Ages.



An Introduction to Medieval History

An Introduction to Medieval History Author Paolo Delogu
ISBN-10 0715630792
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 251
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A comprehensive introduction to the sources, methods, and theories most often used by historians of the western middle ages, "Introduction to Medieval History" explores the origins of the idea of the ‘middle ages’ and its development in Renaissance and modern European historical discourse, the problem of periodisation and the principal themes of modern historiography. The sources of medieval history are described in detail, with chapters on history-writing in the middle ages, administrative and legal documents, coinage and the evidence of archaeology. Professor Delogu examines the materials of medieval history and the historical circumstances of their production and use, with accounts of the methods of analysis and interpretation employed by medievalists. Throughout, the reader is provided with extensive and up-to-date bibliographies for the key areas of medieval studies. The aim of the book is to enable students of medieval history to approach the written and material cultures of the period directly. The result: a handbook adapted to the needs of undergraduates and junior research students (and their teachers), and indeed anyone interested in this period of European history.



Thinking Medieval

Thinking Medieval Author M. Bull
ISBN-10 9780230501577
Release 2005-09-27
Pages 158
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This book is aimed at students coming to the study of western European medieval history for the first time, and also graduate students on interdisciplinary medieval studies programmes. It examines the place of the Middle Ages in modern popular culture, exploring the roots of the stereotypes that appear in films, on television and in the press, and asking why they remain so persistent. The book also asks whether 'medieval' is indeed a useful category in terms of historical periodization. It investigates some of the particular challenges posed by medieval sources and the ways in which they have survived. And it concludes with an exploration of the relevance of medieval history in today's world.



Reading the Middle Ages

Reading the Middle Ages Author Barbara H. Rosenwein
ISBN-10 9781442606029
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 544
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Covering over one thousand years of history and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition contains 40 new readings, including 13 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that brings together materials from the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic religious traditions. Ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).



Measly Middle Ages

Measly Middle Ages Author Terry Deary
ISBN-10 1407163906
Release 2016-05-05
Pages 144
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All the foul facts about the Measly Middle Ages are ready to uncover, including why chickens had their bottoms shaved, a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.



The Medieval Church

The Medieval Church Author Joseph H. Lynch
ISBN-10 9781317563334
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 392
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The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour of medieval people, for example, through canon law, while at the same time being influenced by popular movements like the friars and heresy. This fully updated and illustrated second edition offers a new introductory chapter on ‘the Basics of Christianity,’ for students who might be unfamiliar with this territory. The book now has new material on some of the key individuals in church history: Benedict of Nursia, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux and Francis of Assisi as well as a more comprehensive study throughout of the role of women in the medieval church. Lynch and Adamo seek to explain the history of the Church as an institution, and to explore its all-pervasive role in medieval life. In the course of the thousand years covered in this book, we see the members and leaders of the Western Church struggle with questions that are still relevant today: What is the nature of God? How does a church keep beliefs from becoming diluted in a diverse society? What role should the state play in religion? The book is now accompanied by a website with textual, visual, and musical primary sources making it a fantastic resource for students of medieval history.



A Medieval Life Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock C 1295 1344

A Medieval Life  Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock  C  1295 1344 Author Judith M. Bennett
ISBN-10 0072903317
Release 1999
Pages 147
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This history of medieval village life is told through the experiences of Cecilia Penifader, a peasant woman who lived on one English manor in the early fourteenth century. This truly unique book offers a wealth of insight into medieval peasant society, bringing many of the characteristics of a time and a people to life. Short and readable, it is an ideal text for undergraduate teaching, suitable for courses in Western civilization, medieval history, women's history, and English history.



On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State

On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State Author Joseph R. Strayer
ISBN-10 0691007691
Release 1972-11-01
Pages 114
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Examines the processes of statebuilding, concentrating on the development of governmental institutions in France and England from the twelfth to the seventeenth century



Mediaeval Feudalism

Mediaeval Feudalism Author Carl Stephenson
ISBN-10 0801490138
Release 1942
Pages 116
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"In the following pages I have tried to explain, as simply and concisely as possible, the historical significance of the feudal system. . . . My purpose has not been to give a comprehensive description of Europe in the feudal age, or even of feudal society. I have taken for granted that the reader will be familiar with the main political events of the Middle ages: the barbarian invasions, the formation of the Carolingian Empire, the establishment of the later monarchies, the Crusades, and the like. I have omitted all but cursory mention of the manorial system and the revival of commerce . . . . I have, in other words, restricted the discussion to the few institutions that may be said to have constituted feudalism proper, or to have been peculiarly associated with it."—from the PrefaceThis reprint of the first single-volume work in English (originally published in 1942) to treat the principles of feudalism gives a clear and concise account of the origin, growth, and decay of the feudal system. Special attention is paid to the principles of feudal tenure, chivalry, the military life of the nobility, and the workings of feudal government, as illustrated by actual cases.



The Year 1000

The Year 1000 Author Robert Lacey, Comp
ISBN-10 0007508743
Release 2012-12-01
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What life was like at the turn of The First Millennium



The European World 1500 1800

The European World 1500   1800 Author Beat Kümin
ISBN-10 9781317950721
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 416
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The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transitional phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of specialists, and derived from a perennially successful undergraduate course, it offers a student-friendly introduction to all major themes and processes of early modern history. Structured in four parts dealing with socio-economic, religious, cultural and political issues, it adopts a deliberately broad geographical perspective: Western and Central Europe receive particular attention, but dedicated chapters also explore the wider global context. For this thoroughly revised and improved second edition, the authors have added three new chapters on ‘Politics and Government’, ‘Impact of War' and ‘Revolution’ Specially designed to assist learning, The European World 1500-1800 features: state-of-the-art surveys of key topics written by an international team of historians suggestions for seminar discussion and further reading extracts from primary sources and generous illustrations, including maps a glossary of key terms and concepts a chronology of major events a full index of persons, places and subjects a fully-featured companion website, enhanced for this new edition The European World 1500-1800 will be essential reading for all students embarking on the discovery of the early modern period.



The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages 950 1350

The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages  950 1350 Author Robert Sabatino Lopez
ISBN-10 0521290465
Release 1976-03-26
Pages 180
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An analysis of the economic structure of the Middle Ages making use of modern economic concepts to explain how an underdeveloped economic system gave birth to the commercial revolution which shaped Europe. Previously published by Prentice-Hall.



The Sovereign State and Its Competitors

The Sovereign State and Its Competitors Author Hendrik Spruyt
ISBN-10 0691029105
Release 1996
Pages 288
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The present international system, composed for the most part of sovereign, territorial states, is often viewed as the inevitable outcome of historical development. Hendrik Spruyt argues that there was nothing inevitable about the rise of the state system, however. Examining the competing institutions that arose during the decline of feudalism--among them urban leagues, independent communes, city states, and sovereign monarchies--Spruyt disposes of the familiar claim that the superior size and war-making ability of the sovereign nation-state made it the natural successor to the feudal system. The author argues that feudalism did not give way to any single successor institution in simple linear fashion. Instead, individuals created a variety of institutional forms, such as the sovereign, territorial state in France, the Hanseatic League, and the Italian city-states, in reaction to a dramatic change in the medieval economic environment. Only in a subsequent selective phase of institutional evolution did sovereign, territorial authority prove to have significant institutional advantages over its rivals. Sovereign authority proved to be more successful in organizing domestic society and structuring external affairs. Spruyt's interdisciplinary approach not only has important implications for change in the state system in our time, but also presents a novel analysis of the general dynamics of institutional change.



Medieval Worlds

Medieval Worlds Author Roberta Anderson
ISBN-10 9781136405204
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 320
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Complete with introductions, full commentary, glossary, and a guide to further reading, Medieval Worlds is a comprehensive sourcebook for the study of Western Europe from the fifth to the fifteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of documents, from chronicles, legal, state, and church documents, to biographies, poems, and letters from all over Europe, the authors expertly illustrate to the reader the unity – and complexity – of the medieval world. Amongst many more, central issues discussed include: the diverse world of monasteries the Papacy the Crusades women the roles of the town and countryside. Medieval Worlds presents the reader with a view of the medieval era as it was: one of immense diversity with openness to new ideas, and outreach in areas from technology to natural philosophy.



A World Lit Only by Fire

A World Lit Only by Fire Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 0316082791
Release 2009-09-26
Pages 320
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William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.



A History of the Middle Ages 300 1500

A History of the Middle Ages  300 1500 Author John M. Riddle
ISBN-10 0742554090
Release 2008
Pages 509
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This text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. The author provides an analysis of the rulers, wars, and events, both natural and human, that defined the medieval era. Taking a broad geographical perspective, he includes northern and eastern Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic states. He shows how each offered values and institutions that presaged modernity. In addition to a thorough chronological narrative, the text offers humanizing features. Each chapter opens with a theme-setting vignette about daily life and introduces key controversies and themes in historiography by discussing the work of a prominent medieval historian. This book immerses readers in the medieval world, an era that shaped the foundation for the modern world.



De Re Militari Concerning Military Affairs

De Re Militari  Concerning Military Affairs Author Flavius Vegetius Renatus
ISBN-10 0857068202
Release 2012-04
Pages 112
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A classic of the ancient world of warfare De Re Militari (Concerning Military Affairs), written in the 5th century by Vegetius and translated from the original Latin, is a treatise on warfare in the Roman world and is vital reading for any modern student of the subject as it clearly outlines the methods and practices of the type of warfare waged by the Roman Empire at the height of its power. So influential was Vegetius' book that it was considered as an essential field-guide well into the age of gunpowder. The author covers a broad range of military topics including the selection of personnel suitable for military service, training, logistics and supply, the qualities of leadership and command as well as tactical and strategic matters. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.