• History

A History of Medieval Europe

From Constantine to Saint Louis
Author: R.H.C. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317867890
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 2989
R.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the medieval period. In updating this classic work to a third edition, the additional author now enables students to see history in action; the diverse viewpoints and important research that has been undertaken since Davis’ second edition, and progressed historical understanding. Each of Davis original chapters now concludes with a ‘new directions and developments’ section by Professor RI Moore, Emeritus of Newcastle University. A key work updated in a method that both enhances subject understanding and sets important research in its wider context. A vital resource, now up-to-date for generations of historians to come.

    • History

A History of Medieval Europe

From Constantine to Saint Louis
Author: R.H.C. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317867882
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 6989
R.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the medieval period. In updating this classic work to a third edition, the additional author now enables students to see history in action; the diverse viewpoints and important research that has been undertaken since Davis’ second edition, and progressed historical understanding. Each of Davis original chapters now concludes with a ‘new directions and developments’ section by Professor RI Moore, Emeritus of Newcastle University. A key work updated in a method that both enhances subject understanding and sets important research in its wider context. A vital resource, now up-to-date for generations of historians to come.

    • History

A History of Medieval Europe


Author: Ralph Henry Carless Davis,Robert Ian Moore
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582784628
Category: History
Page: 476
View: 1098
'Probably the best "buy" among recent works for one who comes to medieval history for the first time.' History (about the second edition) Consisting of two parts, this book successfully conveys the importance of the distant past in understanding our modern world. The first part; The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire. The second part; The High Middle Ages, takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century. Important topics covered in this period include the spread of monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the crusades, and feudal monarchy. This has been the best introductory book in medieval history for fifty years, and still is.

    • History

Medieval Europe 400 - 1500


Author: H G Koenigsberger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317870891
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 6283
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.

    • History

Constantine and the Conversion of Europe


Author: A. H. Jones
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446547051
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 9027
Constantine the Great was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. As emperor, Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the empire. The government was restructured and civil and military authority separated. A new gold coin, the solidus, was introduced to combat inflation. It would become the standard for Byzantine and European currencies for more than a thousand years.

    • History

Medieval Lives

Eight Charismatic Men and Women of the Middle Ages
Author: Norman F. Cantor
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006244476X
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 7997
A fascinating look at life in the Middle Ages that focuses on eight extraordinary medieval men and women through realistically invented conversations between them and their counterparts.

    • History

Readings in Medieval History, Fifth Edition


Author: Patrick Geary
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442634413
Category: History
Page: 736
View: 5944
Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the Western medieval world is well-known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts—or entire documents wherever possible—from the most widely studied historical texts. This much-anticipated fifth edition features a larger format, as well as enlarged type, to make the collection more reader-friendly. Study questions have been added at the end of each section to help students focus on key points in the text. New documents on the Black Death, William of Rubruck, and Marco Polo are included, as well as a new selection from St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries and a new translation of Einhard's The Life of Charlemagne. Two color photo sections have been added, introducing students to fascinating medieval art such as a fifth-century ivory from Constantinople, the two earliest images of Joan of Arc, the Sachsenspiegel, and a shirt that belonged to Queen Bathild.

    • Civilization, Medieval

Early Medieval Europe 300–1000


Author: Roger Collins
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349275336
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: 533
View: 566
In this text the author provides an account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression into a new, culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. It examines how the social, economic and cultural structures of Antiquity were replaced by their medieval equivalents and also seeks to define the European context, by looking at those external forces, such as the nomadic confederacies of Central Asia and the Islamic empire of the Arabs, which helped to shape it through conflict.

    • History

Europe After Rome

A New Cultural History 500-1000
Author: Julia M. H. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199244278
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 9084
This is the first single-author study in over fifty years to offer an integrated appraisal of the early Middle Ages as a dynamic and formative period in European history. Written in an attractive and accessible style, it makes extensive use of original sources to introduce early medieval men and women at all levels of society from slave to emperor, allows them to speak directly to the reader. It overturns traditional narratives, offering an entirely fresh approach to this period by rejecting any notion of a dominant, uniform early medieval culture, and arguing that the fundamental characteristic of the early Middle Ages is diversity of experience. This beautifully designed book will appeal to scholars, students and history enthusiasts alike.

    • History

The Lights that Failed

European International History, 1919-1933
Author: Zara S. Steiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199226865
Category: History
Page: 938
View: 1176
Challenging the common assumption that the Treaty of Versailles led to the opening of a second European war, this book provides an analysis of the attempts to reconstruct Europe during the 1920s. It examines the efforts that failed but also those which gave hope for future promise that are usually underestimated, if not ignored.

    • History

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450


Author: J. H. Burns,James Henderson Burns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423885
Category: History
Page: 808
View: 7687
This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.

    • History

Understanding Medieval Primary Sources

Using Historical Sources to Discover Medieval Europe
Author: Joel T. Rosenthal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317796306
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 3740
Medieval society created many kinds of records and written material which differ considerably, giving us such sources as last wills, sermons, manorial accounts, or royal biographies. Primary sources are an exciting way for students to engage with the past and draw their own ideas about life in the medieval period. Understanding Medieval Primary Sources is a collection of essays that will introduce students to the key primary sources that are essential to studying medieval Europe. The sources are divided into two categories: the first part treats some of the many generic sources that have been preserved, such as wills, letters, royal and secular narratives and sermons. Chapter by chapter each expert author illustrates how they can be used to reveal details about medieval history. The second part focuses on areas of historical research that can only be fully discovered by using a combination of primary sources, covering fields such as maritime history, urban history, women’s history and medical history. Understanding Medieval Primary Sources will be an invaluable resource for any student embarking on medieval historical research.

    • Religion

Constantine's Sword

The Church and the Jews
Author: James Carroll
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618219087
Category: Religion
Page: 756
View: 4420
Examines the two-thousand-year relationship between Christianity and Judaism, examining the long entrenched tradition of anti-Semitism that culminated in the Church's failure to protest the Holocaust during World War II.

    • History

The First Crusade and Idea of Crusading


Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 082648431X
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 5939
Despite various studies on the development of crusading thought, the First Crusade itself has not been properly examined from this perspective. Drawing on a range of European chronicles and charter collections, this book discusses the launching of the First Crusade, the practical experience of the crusaders and the interpretations placed upon this experience by contemporary commentators.

    • History

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe


Author: George Holmes
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192801333
Category: History
Page: 395
View: 1610
'likely to become the standard work on the subject.' -Good Book Guide

    • History

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


Author: S. Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393059758
Category: History
Page: 746
View: 9796
"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."

    • History

Carolingian Civilization

A Reader
Author: Paul Edward Dutton
Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education
ISBN: 9781551114927
Category: History
Page: 549
View: 487
"I've been teaching the 'Age of Charlemagne' for 25 years. Thanks to Paul Dutton, I finally have the book I need to make this age come alive." - Charles R. Bowlus, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • Art

A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition


Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144263622X
Category: Art
Page: 392
View: 5913
In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures--as well as their Eurasian connections--in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.