The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Paperback | January 1, 2001

byGeorge Holmes

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This richly illustrated book is the most authoritative account of life in medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance.Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzantines, and the Hundred Years War, to the ideas of the Crusades; the building of great cathedrals and the social catastropheof the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of hte centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in thesouth and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.Over 200 illustrations, including 24 colour plates, amplify the text; and the picture is completed with comprehensive reference material including maps, genealogies, and a full chronology.

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This richly illustrated book is the most authoritative account of life in medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance.Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzant...

Now retired, George Holmes was Chichele Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854356

ISBN - 13:9780192854353

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Table of Contents

List of Colour PlatesList of Maps1. Thomas Brown: The Transformation of the Roman Mediterranean, 400-9002. Edward James: The Northern World in the Dark Ages, 400-9003. David Whitton: The Society of Northern Europe in the High Middle Ages, 900-12004. Rosemary Morris: Northern Europe Invades the Mediterranean, 900-12005. Peter Denley: The Mediterranean in the Age of the Renaissance, 1200-15006. Malcolm Vale: The Civilization of Courts and Cities in the North, 1200-1500George Holmes: Editor's PostscriptFurther ReadingChronologyIndex

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`The individual chapters are scholarly and up to the minute, without loss of accessibility or pace. The illustrations are many, apposite and refreshingly unhackneyed.'Times Literary Supplement