Medieval Europe A Short History

ISBN-10: 0072346574
ISBN-13: 9780072346572
Edition: 9th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $57.81
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/4/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Abbreviations and Conventions
Biographical Sketches
Timelines
Maps
Figures and Color Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The Early Middle Ages: The Birth of Europe
Rome Becomes Christian
Introduction
The Roman Peace (31 B.C.E.-180 C.E.)
The Third and Fourth Centuries (180 C.E.-395 C.E.)
Christianity
Conclusion
The Waning of the Western Empire
Introduction
The Decline of the Western Empire
The Barbarians and the Western Empire
Conclusion
Byzantium Endures
Introduction
Byzantine Government
Byzantine Christianity
Byzantine Culture
The Byzantine Centuries
Conclusion
Early Western Christendom
Introduction
Early Medieval Society
Early Medieval Politics
The Early Medieval Church
Intellectual Life
Conclusion
The Ascent of Islam
Introduction
Arabia and Muhammad (c. 571-632)
The Islamic Empire
Fragmentation and New Dynasties (950-1453)
Islam, Byzantium, and the Medieval West
Conclusion
Carolingian Europe
Introduction
The Early Carolingians
Charlemagne (r. 768-814)
Intellectual Revival
Conclusion
Division, Invasion, and Reorganization
Introduction
Division: The Later Carolingians
Invasion: Muslims, Magyars, and Vikings
Reorganization: New Polities
Conclusion
The Central Middle Ages: Reform, Revival, and Expansion
Economic Takeoff and Social Change
Introduction
Agricultural Revolution
Village, Manor, and Parish
Rural Society
The Commercial Revolution
Urban Society
The Landholding Aristocracy
Feudal Society
Conclusion
New Paths to God
Introduction
The Evolution of Piety
Orthodoxy and Heresy
Changes in Monastic Life
The Papacy and Its Church
The Mendicant Orders
Conclusion
Conquests, Crusades, and Persecutions
Introduction
Conquests and Territorial Expansion
Crusades
Persecutions
Conclusion
Worlds in Collision: Papacy and Holy Roman Empire
Introduction
Papacy and Empire during the Investiture Controversy (1075-1125)
The Battle for the Italian Peninsula (1125-1250)
Papacy and Empire in Decline (1250-1300)
Conclusion
States in the Making: England and France
Introduction
England: King and Parliament
France: The Monarchy Triumphant
Iberian and German States: Some Consolidation
The States of Northern and Eastern Europe
Conclusion
Literature, Art, and Thought
Introduction
Literature
Architecture and Sculpture
Intellectual Trends
Conclusion
The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Creativity
Famine, Plague, and Recovery
Introduction
Economic Woes and Demographic Crisis (1300-1350)
Adjustment and Recovery (1350-1500)
Late Medieval Christianity
Conclusion
Toward the Sovereign State
Introduction
England, France, and the Hundred Years' War
England: Parliament, Civil War, and Tudor Monarchy
France: Constitutional Crisis, War, and the Spider King
The Iberian States: Consolidation through Homogenization
New Powers on the European Periphery
The Heritage of the Holy Roman Empire
Conclusion
Diversity and Dynamism in Late Medieval Culture
Introduction
Literacy and Vernacular Languages
Humanist Education
Literature
Art and Architecture
Philosophy
Political Thought
Conclusion
Glossary
Some Popes and Monarchs of Medieval Europe
Popes
The Early Carolingians
Kings of West Francia and France
Kings of East Francia and Emperors of the German States
Kings of England
Photo Credits
Index

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