A Medieval Omnibus

A Medieval Omnibus
Author: Clifford R. Backman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0199372314
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 645
ISBN: 0199372292
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0197571549
Available:
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

Medieval Europe and the World

Medieval Europe and the World
Author: Robin W. Winks,Teofilo F. Ruiz
Pages: 302
ISBN: UOM:39015064871208
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Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This brief but comprehensive textbook covers the history of the time period known as the Middle Ages.

The Medieval World

The Medieval World
Author: Peter Linehan,Janet L. Nelson
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781136500053
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Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing. Chapters are thematically linked in four sections: identities beliefs, social values and symbolic order power and power-structures elites, organizations and groups. Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

The Worlds of Medieval Europe

The Worlds of Medieval Europe
Author: Anonim
Pages: 462
ISBN: 1602562989
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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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
Pages: 746
ISBN: 9780393059755
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Release: 2010-02-22
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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."

Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books

Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books
Author: M. Rust
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781137061928
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Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Medieval Worlds

Medieval Worlds
Author: Roberta Anderson,Dominic Bellenger
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781136405204
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Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Complete with introductions, full commentary, glossary, and a guide to further reading, Medieval Worlds is a comprehensive sourcebook for the study of Western Europe from the fifth to the fifteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of documents, from chronicles, legal, state, and church documents, to biographies, poems, and letters from all over Europe, the authors expertly illustrate to the reader the unity – and complexity – of the medieval world. Amongst many more, central issues discussed include: the diverse world of monasteries the Papacy the Crusades women the roles of the town and countryside. Medieval Worlds presents the reader with a view of the medieval era as it was: one of immense diversity with openness to new ideas, and outreach in areas from technology to natural philosophy.

The Two Cities

The Two Cities
Author: Malcolm Barber
Pages: 612
ISBN: 9781134687510
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Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Medieval Europe 400 1500

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Atlas of Medieval Europe

Atlas of Medieval Europe
Author: David Ditchburn,Angus Mackay
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134806928
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Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1618306995
Available:
Release: 2011-07
Editor: Cram101
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 .

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Author: George Holmes
Pages: 395
ISBN: 0192801333
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1550

Introduction to Medieval Europe  300 1550
Author: Willem Pieter Blockmans,Wim Blockmans,P. C. M. Hoppenbrouwers
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0415346983
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clearly written in a lively style by two prominent authors in the field, this translation of a comprehensive textbook is an excellent survey history of the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Expansion of Europe

The Medieval Expansion of Europe
Author: J. R. S. Phillips
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0198207409
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Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between the year 1000 and the mid-14th century, several remarkable events unfolded as Europeans made contact with a very substantial part of the inhabited world, much of it never previously known or suspected to exist by them. Leif Ericsson and other Vikings discovered North America; European crusading armies established themselves in Syria and Palestine; Marco Polo and other Italian merchants, and missionaries such as John of Monte Corvino, penetrated the dominions of Mongolia and China; the Vivaldi brothers sought to open a sea route to India; Jaime Ferrer was lured by dreams of locating the source of West African gold; and the Atlantic island groups, the Canaries, Madeira, and the Azores, were all discovered. In this detailed survey, Phillips describes these exciting quests while also exploring their closely related myths and legends, all the while setting the stage for the even greater exploits of Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and their successors. For this new Clarendon Paperback edition, Phillips has added both an introduction and a bibliographical essay, the latter of which surveys recent work in what is becoming a thriving area of new research.

Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe
Author: Chris Wickham
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9780300222210
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Release: 2016-10-15
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Holy Bones Holy Dust

Holy Bones  Holy Dust
Author: Charles Freeman
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780300166590
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Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Middle Ages Unlocked

The Middle Ages Unlocked
Author: Gillian Polack,Katrin Kania
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781445645896
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Release: 2015-06-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A unique guide to all aspects of life in the Middle Ages.

Feudalism in Medieval Europe

Feudalism in Medieval Europe
Author: Pliny O'Brian
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781502606815
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Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Legends have been written about it, films have been made, but what really happened during the Middle Ages? Learn about feudalism, popes, leaders, and wars in this informative book.