Europe's Long Twelfth Century: Order, Anxiety and Adaptation, 1095-1229

Hardcover | December 11, 2012

byJohn D. Cotts

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Between 1095 and 1229, Western Europe confronted a series of alternative cultural possibilities that would fundamentally transform its social structures, its intellectual life, and its very identity. It was a period of difficult decisions and anxiety rather than a triumphant "renaissance."

In this fresh reassessment of the twelfth century, John D. Cotts:
• shows how new social, economic and religious options challenged Europeans to re-imagine their place in the world
• provides an overview of political life and detailed examples of the original thought and religious enthusiasm of the time
• presents the Crusades as the century's defining movement.

Ideal for students and scholars alike, this is an essential overview of a pivotal era in medieval history that arguably paved the way for a united Europe.

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Between 1095 and 1229, Western Europe confronted a series of alternative cultural possibilities that would fundamentally transform its social structures, its intellectual life, and its very identity. It was a period of difficult decisions and anxiety rather than a triumphant "renaissance."In this fresh reassessment of the twelfth centu...

JOHN D. COTTS is an assistant professor of History at Whitman College.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237843

ISBN - 13:9780230237841

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Table of Contents

Preface
Map
Introduction: Approaches to the Twelfth Century and its 'Renaissance'
Varieties of Political Order in the Latin West
People, Economy and Social Relations
Spirituality and its Discontents
Intellectual Syntheses
The Crusades and the Idea of Christendom
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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"An excellent introduction to one of the most fascinating periods of the European Middle Ages." - Bjorn Weiler, Aberystwyth University, UK