The Worlds of Medieval Europe

The Worlds of Medieval Europe
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Release: 2021-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0197571530
Language: en
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The Worlds of Medieval Europe

The Worlds of Medieval Europe
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 645
ISBN: 0199372292
Language: en
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Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Third Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, author Clifford R. Backman offers an insightful, detailed, and often witty look at the continuum of interaction--social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial--that existed among all three societies. This compelling volume surpasses traditional textbook representations of the Middle Ages by balancing the conventional focus on political affairs, especially those of northern Europe, with equally detailed attention to medieval society as it developed in the Mediterranean. In addition, Backman describes the ways in which the medieval Latin West attempted to understand the unified and rational structure of the human cosmos, which they believed existed beneath the observable diversity and disorder of the world. This effort to recreate a human ordering of "unity through diversity" provides an essential key to understanding medieval Europe and the ways in which it regarded and reacted to the worlds around it.

The Worlds of Medieval Europe

The Worlds of Medieval Europe
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0197571557
Language: en
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"Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Fourth Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium"--

Studyguide for the Worlds of Medieval Europe by Clifford R Backman Isbn 9780195335279

Studyguide for the Worlds of Medieval Europe by Clifford R  Backman  Isbn 9780195335279
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Release: 2011-07
Editor: Cram101
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1618306995
Language: en
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780195335279 .

Worlds of Medieval Europe

Worlds of Medieval Europe
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Release: 2011-12-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0195385691
Language: en
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Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe
Author: Chris Wickham
Release: 2016-10-15
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9780300222210
Language: en
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A spirited history of the changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages: “A dazzling race through a complex millennium.”—Publishers Weekly The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period—one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne’s reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events—and offers both a new conception of Europe’s medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter. “Far-ranging, fluent, and thoughtful—of considerable interest to students of history writ large, and not just of Europe.”—Kirkus Reviews, (starred review) Includes maps and illustrations

Medieval Europe and the World

Medieval Europe and the World
Author: Robin W. Winks,Teofilo F. Ruiz
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 302
ISBN: UOM:39015064871208
Language: en
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This brief but comprehensive textbook covers the history of the time period known as the Middle Ages.

The Bright Ages

The Bright Ages
Author: Matthew Gabriele,David M. Perry
Release: 2021-12-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062980915
Language: en
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"Traveling easily through a thousand years of history, The Bright Ages reminds us society never collapsed when the Roman Empire fell, nor did the modern world did wake civilization from a thousand year hibernation. Thoroughly enjoyable, thoughtful and accessible; a fresh look on an age full of light, color, and illumination." —Mike Duncan, author of Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality—a brilliant reflection of humanity itself. The word “medieval” conjures images of the “Dark Ages”—centuries of ignorance, superstition, stasis, savagery, and poor hygiene. But the myth of darkness obscures the truth; this was a remarkable period in human history. The Bright Ages recasts the European Middle Ages for what it was, capturing this 1,000-year era in all its complexity and fundamental humanity, bringing to light both its beauty and its horrors. The Bright Ages takes us through ten centuries and crisscrosses Europe and the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa, revisiting familiar people and events with new light cast upon them. We look with fresh eyes on the Fall of Rome, Charlemagne, the Vikings, the Crusades, and the Black Death, but also to the multi-religious experience of Iberia, the rise of Byzantium, and the genius of Hildegard and the power of queens. We begin under a blanket of golden stars constructed by an empress with Germanic, Roman, Spanish, Byzantine, and Christian bloodlines and end nearly 1,000 years later with the poet Dante—inspired by that same twinkling celestial canopy—writing an epic saga of heaven and hell that endures as a masterpiece of literature today. The Bright Ages reminds us just how permeable our manmade borders have always been and of what possible worlds the past has always made available to us. The Middle Ages may have been a world “lit only by fire” but it was one whose torches illuminated the magnificent rose windows of cathedrals, even as they stoked the pyres of accused heretics. The Bright Ages contains an 8-page color insert.

Holy Bones Holy Dust

Holy Bones  Holy Dust
Author: Charles Freeman
Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780300166590
Language: en
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Relics were everywhere in medieval society. Saintly morsels such as bones, hair, teeth, blood, milk, and clothes, and items like the Crown of Thorns, coveted by Louis IX of France, were thought to bring the believer closer to the saint, who might intercede with God on his or her behalf. In the first comprehensive history in English of the rise of relic cults, Charles Freeman takes readers on a vivid, fast-paced journey from Constantinople to the northern Isles of Scotland over the course of a millennium.In "Holy Bones, Holy Dust," Freeman illustrates that the pervasiveness and variety of relics answered very specific needs of ordinary people across a darkened Europe under threat of political upheavals, disease, and hellfire. But relics were not only venerated--they were traded, collected, lost, stolen, duplicated, and destroyed. They were bargaining chips, good business and good propaganda, politically appropriated across Europe, and even used to wield military power. Freeman examines an expansive array of relics, showing how the mania for these objects deepens our understanding of the medieval world and why these relics continue to capture our imagination.

Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books

Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books
Author: M. Rust
Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781137061928
Language: en
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This book presents a series of narratives that reflect the compelling and sometimes dangerous allure of the world of books - and the world in books - in late-medieval Britain. It envisions the confines of medieval manuscripts as virtual worlds: realms that readers call forth through imaginative interactions with books' material features.

Atlas of Medieval Europe

Atlas of Medieval Europe
Author: David Ditchburn,Angus Mackay
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134806928
Language: en
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Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, this is an indispensable volume which brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life. Key features: * geographical coverage extends to the broadest definition of Europe from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes * each map approaches a separate issue or series of events in Medieval history, whilst a commentary locates it in its broader context * as a body, the maps provide a vivid representation of the development of nations, peoples and social structures. With over 140 maps, expert commentaries and an extensive bibliography, this is the essential reference for those who are striving to understand the fundamental issues of this period.

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1500

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300   1500
Author: Wim Blockmans,Peter Hoppenbrouwers
Release: 2014-02-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781317934257
Language: en
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Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history. Covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization, the formation of nations and states, the emergence of an expansionist commercial economy, the growth of cities, the Crusades, the effects of plague, and the intellectual and cultural life of the Middle Ages, the book explores the driving forces behind the formation of medieval society and the directions in which it developed and changed. In doing this, the authors cover a wide geographic expanse, including Western interactions with the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World. Now in full colour, this second edition contains a wealth of new features that help to bring this fascinating era to life, including: A detailed timeline of the period, putting key events into context Primary source case boxes Full colour illustrations throughout New improved maps A glossary of terms Annotated suggestions for further reading The book is supported by a free companion website with resources including, for instructors, assignable discussion questions and all of the images and maps in the book available to download, and for students, a comparative interactive timeline of the period and links to useful websites. The website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/blockmans. Clear and stimulating, the second edition of Introduction to Medieval Europe is the ideal companion to studying Europe in the Middle Ages at undergraduate level.

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Author: George Holmes
Release: 2001
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 395
ISBN: 0192801333
Language: en
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This 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 ideals of the crusades, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south 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.

The Two Cities

The Two Cities
Author: Malcolm Barber
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 612
ISBN: 9781134687503
Language: en
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First published to wide critical acclaim in 1992, The Two Cities has become an essential text for students of medieval history. For the second edition, the author has thoroughly revised each chapter, bringing the material up to date and taking the historiography of the past decade into account. The Two Cities covers a colourful period from the schism between the eastern and western churches to the death of Dante. It encompasses key topics such as: the Crusades the expansionist force of the Normans major developments in the way kings, emperors and Popes exercised their powers a great flourishing of art and architecture the foundation of the very first universities. Running through it all is the defining characteristic of the high Middle Ages: the delicate relationship between the spiritual and secular worlds, the two 'cities' of the title. This survey provides all the facts and background information that students need, and is defined into straightforward thematic chapters. It makes extensive use of primary sources, and makes new trends in research accessible to students. Its fresh approach gives students the most rounded, lively and integrated view of the high Middle Ages available.

The Long Morning of Medieval Europe

The Long Morning of Medieval Europe
Author: Jennifer R. Davis,Michael McCormick
Release: 2008
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 345
ISBN: 0754662543
Language: en
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Scholars from Europe and North America convened at Harvard University in 2004 for an interdisciplinary conference aimed at Rethinking the Early Middle Ages. What are the issues and techniques of research defining the field today, and what will they be tom

Medieval Europe 400 1500

Medieval Europe 400   1500
Author: H G Koenigsberger
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781317870890
Language: en
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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.

Toward a Global Middle Ages

Toward a Global Middle Ages
Author: Bryan C. Keene
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Getty Publications
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781606065983
Language: en
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This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books—like today’s museums—preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures, and everyone’s place in it. Often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts are prisms through which we can glimpse the interconnected global history of humanity. Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval. Through essays and case studies, the volume’s multidisciplinary contributors expand the historiography, chronology, and geography of manuscript studies to embrace a diversity of objects, individuals, narratives, and materials from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas—an approach that both engages with and contributes to the emerging field of scholarly inquiry known as the Global Middle Ages. Featuring 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection is intended for all who are interested in engaging in a dialogue about how books and other textual objects contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

Studyguide for the Worlds of Medieval Europe by Backman Clifford R

Studyguide for the Worlds of Medieval Europe by Backman  Clifford R
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Release: 2013-05
Editor: Cram101
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1490212337
Language: en
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780521673761

Europe in the High Middle Ages

Europe in the High Middle Ages
Author: John H. Mundy
Release: 2014-06-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781317878209
Language: en
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A revised and updated new edition of Professor Mundy's lively introduction to Europe 1150-1300. It provides a portrait of the social, economic, political and intellectual life of Latin Christendom in the period. Wherever possible the men and women of the high middle ages are allowed to speak for themselves as Professor Mundy makes wide use of contemporary sources xxx; bringing alive the complexities and concerns of people living in medieval times. Another strength of the book is the attention devoted to groups often marginalised in other histories; looking at the experience of women, for instance, and that of the Jews in a predominantly Christian society.

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

The History of the Medieval World  From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
Author: S. Wise Bauer
Release: 2010-02-22
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 746
ISBN: 9780393059755
Language: en
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"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."