History of the Renaissance World From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

ISBN-10: 0393059766
ISBN-13: 9780393059762
Edition: 2013
Authors: Susan Wise Bauer
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Popes continue to preach crusade, but the hope of a Christian empire comes to a bloody end on the walls of Constantinople. Aristotelian logic and Greek rationality blossom while the Inquisition gathers strength. Kings and emperors continue to insist on their divine rights, but ordinary people all over the world seize power: the lingayats of India, the Jacquerie of France, the Red Turbans of China, and the peasants of England. New threats appear: the Ottomans emerge from a tiny Turkish village, and the Mongols ride out of the east to set the world on fire. New currencies are forged, new weapons invented, and world-changing catastrophes alter the landscape; the Little Ice Age and the Great Famine kill millions, the Black Death millions more. In the chaos of these epoch-making events, our own world begins to take shape.

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-sellingauthor of the Story of the World series,The Well-Educated Mind, and The Well-Trained Mind, among other books. Shelives in Virginia where she teaches at theCollege of William and Mary.

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
Renaissances
Logic and Compromise: England, Rome, and the Holy Roman Empire, 1100-1122
The Crusader Enemy: Byzantium, Venice, and the Crusader kingdoms, 1100-1138
Anarchy: England, Western Francia, and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1120-1139
The Lost Homeland: China, Dai Viet, and Khmer, 1127-1150
Crusade Resurrected: The Turkish and Crusader kingdoms, with visitations from Germany and France, 1128-1149
Reconquista and Rediscovery: The Spanish peninsula, 1134-1146
Questions of Authority: France and Italy, 1135-1160
The New Song: China, 1141-1165
The Heiji Disturbance: Japan, 1142-1159
Death of an Army: Goryeo, 1146-1197
The First Plantagenet: England and Western Francia, 1147-1154
Frederick Barbarossa: Germany and Italy, 1147-1177
The Almohads in Spain: North Africa and Spain, 1147-1177
"Many Nations": Africa, sometime in the twelfth century
The Last Fatimid Caliph: Turkish and Crusader kingdoms, 1149-1171
Monks and Brahmans: South India, 1150-1189
Conquest of the Willing: Northern India, 1150-1202
Death of a Priest: England and France, 1154-1170
Foreign Relations: Byzantium, Hungary, and the Balkans, 1157-1168
The Venetian Problem: Byzantium and Italy, 1171-1185
Resentments: England Ireland and France, 1171-1186
Saladin: The Turkish and Crusader kingdoms, 1171-1188
The Gempei War: Japan, 1179-1185
Kings' Crusade: England, France, and the Turkish and Crusader kingdoms, 1188-1199
The Sack of Constantinople: Byzantium and Europe, 1195-1204
Invasions, Heresies, and Uprisings
Westward: Central and South America, 1200
The Mongol School of Warfare: China, North and Central Asia, 1201-1215
John Softsword: England and France, 1203-1213
Sundiata of the Mali: Africa, 1263-1240
The Jokyu War: Japan, 1203-1242
The Unwanted Throne: The old Byzantine lands, 1204-1225
The First Delhi Sultanate: Northern and central India, 1206-1236
Heresy: France, 1209-1210
Reconquest and Failure: France and the Spanish peninsula, 1210-1213
From Bouvines to Magna Carta: France, England and the Holy Roman Empire, 1213-1217
The Birth of the Inquisition: France, 1215-1229
Moving Westward: China, North and Central Asia, and the Middle East, 1215-1229
South of India: India and Sri Lanka, 1215-1283
The Fifth Crusade: Egypt and the Crusader kingdoms, 1217-1221
From the Golden Bull to the Baltic Crusade: Hungary, Poland, and the lands of the Lithuanians, 1218-1233
Lakeshores, Highlands, and Hilltops: Africa, 1221-1290
The Sixth Crusade: The Holy Roman Empire, the Crusader kingdoms, and the Ayyubid empire, 1223-1229
The Tran Dynasty: Southeast Asia, 1224-1257
Young Kings: England France, and the kingdoms of Spain, 1227-1242
The Mongol Horde: Most of Asia and Europe, 122P-1248
The Debt of Hatred: The Holy Roman Empire, 1229-1250
The Shadow of God: India, 1236-1266
The Seventh Crusade: France, Egypt, and Syria, 1244-1250
The Splintering Khanate: The Mongol conquests, 1246-1264
The Mamluks of Egypt: Egypt, Syria, and the Mongol lands, 1250-1268
Louis the Saint: France and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1250-1267
The Lions Den: Germany, Italy, Sicily, and England 1252-1273
The Recapture of Constantinople: The Latin Empire and the empire of Nicaea, 1254-1261
The Last Crusades: North Africa, Egypt, France, Italy, and the Crusader kingdoms, 1270-1291
Kublai Khan: China, Japan, Goryeo, Champa, and the Dai Viet, 1273-1294
The Sicilian Vespers: Germany, Italy, Sicily, Aragon, and France, 1274-1288
The Wars of Edward I: England Scotland Wales, and France, 1275-1299
The Second Sultanate of Delhi: India, 1287-1300
The End of the Papal Monarchy: France, Germany, and Italy, 1301-1317
The Appearance of the Ottomans: Byzantium and the Turks of the Il-khanate, 1302-1347
The Fall of the Khilji: India, 1303-1320
The Triumph of the Bruce: Scotland England and Ireland 1304-1314
Catastrophes
The Great Famine: All of Europe, 1310-1321
The Sultan and the Khan: Egypt, the Il-khanate, and the Golden Horde, 1310-1335
Mansa Musa of Mali: West Africa, 1312-1360
After the Famine: France and England, 1318-1330
The Southern and Northern Courts: Japan, 1318-1339
Rebellions: India, 1320-1351
Naming the Renaissance: Germany, Italy, and France, 1322-1341
The Cities in the Lake: Central America, 1325-1375
A Hundred Years of War: France and England 1329-1347
The End of the World: Asia, Europe, and India, 1338-1353
Regroupings
The Will to War: France, England and the Spanish kingdoms, 1349-1369
White Lotus, Red Turban: China, 1351-1382
After the Mongols: Southeast Asia, 1351-1399
The Turks and the Desperate Emperor: Byzantium and the lands of the Turks, with side journeys to France and Italy
The Disintegration of Delhi: India and Sri Lanka, 1352-1388
The Union of Krewo: Poland, Hungary, and Lithuania, 1364-1399
The Rebirth of the Mongol Horde: Central Asia, the Middle East, India, and the lands of the Rus', 1367-1399
Compromises and Settlements: The Korean peninsula and Japan, 1368-1392
The House of Visconti and the Papal States: France and Italy, 1368-1390
Bad Beginnings: France and England, 1369-1381
Dislocation: Africa, 1370-1399
Madness and Usurpation: Castile, Portugal, England, and France, 1383-1401
The Battle of Nicopolis: The Ottoman empire, Constantinople, and the lands of eastern Europe, 1385-1396
The Union and Disunion of Kalmar: Scandinavia, 1387-1449
The Hussite Uprising: Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Bohemia, 1388-1419
The Taking of France: France and England 1401-1420
After Timurlane: The north of India, the empire of Timur, the lands of the Ottoman Turks, Egypt, and Byzantium, 1401-1415
Endings
The Withdrawal of the Ming: China and the land of the Dai Viet, 1405-1455
Failure: The old lands of the Holy Roman Empire and the remnants of Byzantium, 1412-1440
Perpetual Slavery: Portugal, Castile, and Africa, 1415-1455
The Loss of France: France and England 1422-1453
The Fall: The Byzantine and Ottoman empires, along with Hungary, Germany, Wallachia, Bohemia, and Serbia, 1430-1453
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