The Medieval World View: An Introduction

Paperback | December 2, 2011

byWilliam R. Cook, Ronald B. Herzman

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The Medieval World View, Third Edition, presents the presuppositions of medieval society in a systematic fashion by integrating brief, self-contained selections from primary texts and carefully captioned photographs into a narrative of the medieval world and its foundations. The text is divided into three parts. Treating both the classical and biblical antecedents of the Middle Ages and ending in Late Antiquity, Part One includes a thorough discussion of the monumental figure of St. Augustine. Part Two deals with the early Middle Ages, beginning with the disintegrationof the Roman Empire and continuing through the German invasions and the renaissance associated with the reign of Charlemagne. Part Three examines the High Middle Ages and beyond, following developments in the Church, in politics, and in arts and culture from the twelfth century through the end ofthe fifteenth century. The third edition features two entirely new chapters, Chapter 5 on Byzantium and Chapter 6 on Islam. Handling sophisticated issues with great clarity and ease, The Medieval World View is ideal for courses in Medieval history, literature, or art history.

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The Medieval World View, Third Edition, presents the presuppositions of medieval society in a systematic fashion by integrating brief, self-contained selections from primary texts and carefully captioned photographs into a narrative of the medieval world and its foundations. The text is divided into three parts. Treating both the class...

William R. Cook is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He specializes Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Books include: Francis of Assisi (Liturgical Press, 1989), Francis in America (Franciscan Press, 1998). Ronald B. Herzman is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroductionTime LinePART 1: FOUNDATIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES1. The Bible2. The Classical Heritage3. Early Christianity4. Saint AugustinePART 2: THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD5. Byzantium6. Islam7. The West After the Collapse of Roman AuthorityPART 3: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES8. Western Monasticism9. The First Medieval Synthesis: The Carolingian World and Its DissolutionPART 4: THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES10. Church, State, and Society11. The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century12. Francis of Assisi and the MendicantsPART 5: EPILOGUE13. From Medieval to RenaissanceNotesBibliographyIndex