A History of Medieval Europe

From Constantine to Saint Louis

Author: R.H.C. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867890

Category: History

Page: 496

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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.

A History of Medieval Europe

From Constantine to Saint Louis

Author: Ralph Henry Carless Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 429

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To many of us the history of Europe from the age of Constantine to the middle of the thirteenth century is dark and confused. In his successful book, which is based on background lectures to students, Professor Davis has concentrated on the most important topics, and largely on western European themes, to provide a well-lighted and comprehensible pattern. In Part I, the Dark Ages, he begins with the new capital of the Roman Empire and the impact of the barbarian invasions. Then follow studies of the Church and the Papacy and of the rise of Islam. After chapters on the rise and fall of the Frankish empire, the part ends with an economic survey of Europe at the end of the ninth century. The second half of the book begins with the Saxon Empire and has chapters on monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the Crusades and the feudal monarchy in France. It concludes with accounts of St. Francis, Frederick II and Louis IX. One of the unusual features of Part II is the completion of each chapter with translations of original documents giving the reader not only entertainment but also a hint of the sources of the writing of history. Professor Davis has a clear style, an eye for the essential and an ear for the apt quotation. He has written an admirable introduction, at the level of first-year undergraduates, to a fascinating but difficult period of history. It is now issued in paperback for the first time.

A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550

Author: Edwin S. Hunt,James Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499231

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 1999

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This book reviews business in medieval western Europe, probing its Roman and Christian heritage to discover the economic and political forces that shaped its organization.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Author: George Holmes

Publisher: Oxford Illustrated History

ISBN: 9780192854353

Category: History

Page: 398

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'The individual chapters are scholarly and up to the minute, without loss of accessibility or pace. The illustrations are many, apposite and refreshingly unhackneyed.' -Times Literary Supplement

The Penguin History of Medieval Europe

Author: Maurice Keen

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140136302

Category: History

Page: 349

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A comprehensive, general survey of Europe from the ruins of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Turks.

An Economic History of Medieval Europe

Author: Norman John Greville Pounds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317893565

Category: History

Page: 552

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A clear and readable account of the development of the European economy and its infrastructure from the second century to 1500. Professor Pounds provides a balanced view of the many controversies within the subject, and he has a particular gift for bringing a human dimension to its technicalities. He deals with continental Europe as a whole, including an unusually rich treatment of Eastern Europe. For this welcome new edition -- the first in twenty years -- text and bibliography have been reworked and updated throughout, and the book redesigned and reset.

A History of Medieval Europe

From Constantine to Saint Louis

Author: Ralph Henry Carless Davis

Publisher: London ; Toronto : Longmans, Green, 1957, 1958 printing.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 421

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Covers European history from the proclamation of Constantine the Great as Caesar in 306 to the death of Louis IX in 1270.

Holy Bones, Holy Dust

How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300166591

Category: History

Page: 306

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Introduction to Medieval Europe 300–1500

Author: Wim Blockmans,Peter Hoppenbrouwers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317934253

Category: History

Page: 512

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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.

A History of Murder

Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present

Author: Pieter Spierenburg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658636

Category: History

Page: 300

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This book offers a fascinating and insightful overview of seven centuries of murder in Europe. It tells the story of the changing face of violence and documents the long-term decline in the incidence of homicide. From medieval vendettas to stylised duels, from the crime passionel of the modern period right up to recent public anxieties about serial killings and underworld assassinations, the book offers a richly illustrated account of murder’s metamorphoses. In this original and compelling contribution, Spierenburg sheds new light on several important themes. He looks, for example, at the transformation of homicide from a private matter, followed by revenge or reconciliation, into a public crime, always subject to state intervention. Combining statistical data with a cultural approach, he demonstrates the crucial role gender played in the spiritualisation of male honour and the subsequent reduction of male-on-male aggression, as well as offering a comparative view of how different social classes practised and reacted to violence. This authoritative study will be of great value to students and scholars of the history of crime and violence, criminology and the sociology of violence. At a time when murder rates are rising and public fears about violent crime are escalating, this book will also interest the general reader intrigued by how our relationship with murder reached this point.

The Worlds of Medieval Europe

Author: Clifford R. Backman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 582

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This text presents a portrayal of a western world that was sharply divided between its northern and southern aspects. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, the author offers a look at the continuum of interaction, social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial, that existed among all three societies. Filled with relevant primary documents, this balances 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, the author 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 re-create 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. Thoroughly updated and redesigned, the second edition features new illustrations. Moreover, it offers an analysis of gender, along with an examination of the tumultuous relationship between the Mediterranean and Islam.