Medieval Europe: A Short History: A Short History

Paperback | January 20, 2010

byJudith Bennett, C. Warren Hollister

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Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society. In an accessible and engaging narrative, it tells how the peoples of medieval Europe built, understood, and changed their world. Never losing sight of the neighboring civilizations of Byzantium and Islam, it has its feet firmly planted in the medieval West, from whence it gives ample consideration to such subjects as women's lives, Jewish communities, ordinary people, and the experiences of Europeans in the often-neglected centuries of the Later Middle Ages.

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Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society. In an accessible and engaging narrative, it tells how the peoples of medieval Europe built, understood, and changed their world. Never losing sight of the neighboring civilizations of Byzantium and Islam, it has its feet firmly planted in the medieval...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 0.6 inPublished:January 20, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073385506

ISBN - 13:9780073385501

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Early Middle Ages, c. 500-1000


Chapter 1: Romans, Christians, and Barbarians

Chapter 2: Early Western Christendom, c. 500-700

Chapter 3: Neighbors: Byzantium and Islam, c. 500-1000

Chapter 4: Carolingian Europe, c. 700-850

Chapter 5: Division, Invasion, and Reorganization, c. 800-1000

Part II: The Central Middle Ages, c. 1000-1300

Chapter 6: Economic Takeoff and Social Change, c. 1000-1300

Chapter 7: Popes and the Papacy, c. 1000-1300

Chapter 8: New Paths to God, c. 1000-1300

Chapter 9: Conquests, Crusades, and Persecutions, c. 1100-1300

Chapter 10: States Made and Unmade, c. 1000-1300

Chapter 11: Literature, Art, and Thought, c. 1000-1300

Part III: The Later Middle Ages, 1300-1500

Chapter 12: Famine, Plague, and Recovery, c. 1300-1500

Chapter 13: Toward the Sovereign State, c. 1300-1500

Chapter 14: Diversity and Dynamism in Late Medieval Culture, c. 1300-1500

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Appendix: Some Popes and Monarchs of Medieval Europe