A Short History of the Middle Ages Fifth Edition

A Short History of the Middle Ages  Fifth Edition
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781442636255
Available:
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures—as well as their Eurasian connections—in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.

A Short History of the Middle Ages Fifth Edition

A Short History of the Middle Ages  Fifth Edition
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781442636224
Available:
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures--as well as their Eurasian connections--in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.

A Short History of the Middle Ages

A Short History of the Middle Ages
Author: Barbara H Rosenwein
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1442636246
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In this bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a dynamic narrative that is complemented by exquisite illustrations and maps. In the new edition, Rosenwein makes significant additions to the Islamic and Mediterranean material as well as to the coverage of Eurasian connections. The maps now show topographical differences as well as changes over time, eighteen new plates highlight the art and architecture of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds, and genealogies and the plans for a mosque are now included. New essays have also been added in order to introduce readers to the analysis of material culture."--

A Short History of the Middle Ages Fourth Edition

A Short History of the Middle Ages  Fourth Edition
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781442606135
Available:
Release: 2014-02-14
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by 70 full-color plates, 46 maps, and 13 genealogies, many of them new to this edition. The fourth edition begins with an essay entitled "Why the Middle Ages Matter Today," and the book now covers East Central Europe in some depth. This edition includes three "Seeing the Middle Ages" features, each discussing a work of art in depth: An Ivory Diptych of Christ and the Virgin, Saint Luke, Gospel Book of Otto III; and A Shrine Madonna. The sections for further reading have been updated, and ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).

Reading the Middle Ages Volume II

Reading the Middle Ages  Volume II
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781442636804
Available:
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. This volume spans the period c.900 to c.1500.

A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages

A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages
Author: Walter Ullmann
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781134415359
Available:
Release: 2003-09-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic text outlines the development of the Papacy as an institution in the Middle Ages. With profound knowledge, insight and sophistication, Walter Ullmann traces the course of papal history from the late Roman Empire to its eventual decline in the Renaissance. The focus of this survey is on the institution and the idea of papacy rather than individual figures, recognizing the shaping power of the popes' roles that made them outstanding personalities. The transpersonal idea, Ullmann argues, sprang from Christianity itself and led to the Papacy as an institution sui generis.

A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages

A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages
Author: Walter Ullmann
Pages: 393
ISBN: 0415302277
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This classic text outlines the development of the papacy as an institution in the Middle Ages. The author traces the course of papal history from the late Roman Empire to its eventual decline in the Renaissance.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages
Author: Miri Rubin
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9780199697298
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Middle Ages (c.500-1500) includes a thousand years of European history. In this Very Short Introduction Miri Rubin tells the story of the times through the people and their lifestyles. Including stories of kingship and Christian salvation, agriculture and trade, Rubin demonstrates the remarkable nature and legacy of the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages
Author: Eleanor Janega
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781785785924
Available:
Release: 2021-06-03
Editor: Icon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A unique, illustrated book that will change the way you see medieval history The Middle Ages: A Graphic History busts the myth of the ‘Dark Ages’, shedding light on the medieval period’s present-day relevance in a unique illustrated style. This history takes us through the rise and fall of empires, papacies, caliphates and kingdoms; through the violence and death of the Crusades, Viking raids, the Hundred Years War and the Plague; to the curious practices of monks, martyrs and iconoclasts. We’ll see how the foundations of the modern West were established, influencing our art, cultures, religious practices and ways of thinking. And we’ll explore the lives of those seen as ‘Other’ – women, Jews, homosexuals, lepers, sex workers and heretics. Join historian Eleanor Janega and illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel on a romp across continents and kingdoms as we discover the Middle Ages to be a time of huge change, inquiry and development – not unlike our own.

Reading the Middle Ages Volume I

Reading the Middle Ages Volume I
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781442636798
Available:
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions—thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages—and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. This volume spans the period c.300 to c.1150. The stunning "Reading through Looking" color insert, which showcases medieval artifacts, has been expanded to include essays on weapons and warfare by medievalist Riccardo Cristiani. New maps, timelines, and genealogies aid readers in following knotty but revealing sources. On the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com), students have access to hundreds of Questions for Reflection.

A Short History of Medieval Philosophy

A Short History of Medieval Philosophy
Author: Julius Rudolf Weinberg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780691188300
Available:
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this brief book the author examines the central doctrine of important Christian, Jewish, and Muslim philosophers and shows the contributions of medieval thought to present-day philosophy. Intended not only for philosophers, but for anyone seeking a concise and reliable survey.

The Central Middle Ages

The Central Middle Ages
Author: Daniel Power
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780199253111
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series traces the history of Europe in the central middle ages (c.950-1320), an age of far-reaching change for the continent. Seven expert contributors consider the history of this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious and intellectual history. - ;The period from the late tenth to the early fourteenth centuries was one of the most dynamic in European history. Latin Christendom found a new confidence which has left its mark upon the landscape in the form of the great cathedrals and castles, w.

Privacy

Privacy
Author: David Vincent
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781509505128
Available:
Release: 2016-02-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Privacy: A Short History provides a vital historical account of an increasingly stressed sphere of human interaction. At a time when the death of privacy is widely proclaimed, distinguished historian, David Vincent, describes the evolution of the concept and practice of privacy from the Middle Ages to the present controversy over digital communication and state surveillance provoked by the revelations of Edward Snowden. Deploying a range of vivid primary material, he discusses the management of private information in the context of housing, outdoor spaces, religious observance, reading, diaries and autobiographies, correspondence, neighbours, gossip, surveillance, the public sphere and the state. Key developments, such as the nineteenth-century celebration of the enclosed and intimate middle-class household, are placed in the context of long-term development. The book surveys and challenges the main currents in the extensive secondary literature on the subject. It seeks to strike a new balance between the built environment and world beyond the threshold, between written and face-to-face communication, between anonymity and familiarity in towns and cities, between religion and secular meditation, between the state and the private sphere and, above all, between intimacy and individualism. Ranging from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first, this book shows that the history of privacy has been an arena of contested choices, and not simply a progression towards a settled ideal. Privacy: A Short History will be of interest to students and scholars of history, and all those interested in this topical subject.

A History of Medieval Europe

A History of Medieval Europe
Author: R.H.C. Davis
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781317867883
Available:
Release: 2013-08-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

R.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the medieval period. In updating this classic work to a third edition, the additional author now enables students to see history in action; the diverse viewpoints and important research that has been undertaken since Davis’ second edition, and progressed historical understanding. Each of Davis original chapters now concludes with a ‘new directions and developments’ section by Professor RI Moore, Emeritus of Newcastle University. A key work updated in a method that both enhances subject understanding and sets important research in its wider context. A vital resource, now up-to-date for generations of historians to come.

Western Europe in the Middle Ages

Western Europe in the Middle Ages
Author: Joseph R Strayer
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0343259133
Available:
Release: 2018-10-15
Editor: Franklin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe

A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe
Author: Margaret L. King
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781487593100
Available:
Release: 2016-09-22
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Writing about the Renaissance can be a daunting task. Not only do scholars disagree on what the Renaissance is, but they also disagree on whether or not it even took place. Margaret L. King's richly illustrated social history of the Renaissance succeeds as a trusted resource, introducing readers to Europe between 1300–1700, as well as to the problems of cultural renewal. A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe includes a detailed discussion of Burckhardt as well as new content on European contact with the Islamic world. This new edition also provides improved coverage of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. "Focus" features provide fascinating insights into the Renaissance era, and "Voices" sections introduce a wealth of primary sources. King's engaging narrative is enhanced by over 100 images, statistical tables, timelines, a glossary, and suggested readings.

A History of the Middle Ages 300 1500

A History of the Middle Ages  300   1500
Author: John M. Riddle
Pages: 558
ISBN: 9781442246867
Available:
Release: 2016-02-25
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. Distinguished historian John Riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers, wars, and events—both natural and human—that defined the medieval era. Taking a broad geographical perspective, Riddle includes northern and eastern Europe, Byzantine civilization, and the Islamic states. Each, he convincingly shows, offered values and institutions—religious devotion, toleration and intolerance, laws, ways of thinking, and changing roles of women—that presaged modernity. In addition to traditional topics of pen, sword, and word, the author explores other driving forces such as science, religion, and technology in ways that previous textbooks have not. He also examines such often-overlooked issues as medieval gender roles and medicine and seminal events such as the crusades from the vantage point of both Muslims and eastern and western Christians. In addition to a thorough chronological narrative, the text offers humanizing features to engage students. Each chapter opens with a theme-setting vignette about the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. The book also introduces students to key controversies and themes in historiography by featuring in each chapter a prominent medieval historian and how his or her ideas have shaped contemporary thinking about the Middle Ages. Richly illustrated with color plates, this lively, engaging book will immerse readers in the medieval world, an era that shaped the foundation for the modern world.

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages
Author: Martyn Whittock
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781472107664
Available:
Release: 2013-02-07
Editor: Robinson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed. Interesting facts include: When the life expectancy for women dropped to 26 years in Sierra Leone in 2002, following a catastrophic civil war, it was one year longer than the estimate for early medieval women. So great was the extent of church construction in the thirteenth century that it has been calculated it was the equivalent, in modern terms, of every family in England paying £500 every year, for the whole century! Murder rates for East Anglia, in the fourteenth century, were comparable with those of modern New York. For England generally the homicide rate was far higher than that of the urban USA today.

A History of the Middle Ages

A History of the Middle Ages
Author: Joseph Dahmus
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0760700362
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"During the Merovingian centuries when most kings were weak, and brutal men fought over power and booty, ordinary folk, as well as many who were not so ordinary, again found themselves in desperate need of protection. The result was the appearance and wide extension of a practice called commendation. ....[from back cover]

A Short History of the Middle Ages Volume I

A Short History of the Middle Ages  Volume I
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442636286
Available:
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures—as well as their Eurasian connections—in a dynamic narrative. This volume spans the period c.300 to c.1150. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.