Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe
Author: Chris Wickham
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300208340
ISBN 13: 9780300208344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Europe Book Review:

Chapter nine 1204: the failure of alternatives -- chapter ten Defining society: gender and community in late medieval Europe -- chapter eleven Money, war and death, 1350-1500 -- chapter twelve Rethinking politics, 1350-1500 -- chapter thirteen Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Later Medieval Europe

Later Medieval Europe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 1317890175
ISBN 13: 9781317890171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Later Medieval Europe Book Review:

From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1550

Introduction to Medieval Europe  300 1550
Author: Willem Pieter Blockmans,Wim Blockmans,P. C. M. Hoppenbrouwers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780415346986
ISBN 13: 0415346983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1550 Book Review:

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.

Sexuality in Medieval Europe

Sexuality in Medieval Europe
Author: Ruth Mazo Karras
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 1351979906
ISBN 13: 9781351979900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexuality in Medieval Europe Book Review:

Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital sexual activity, as well as behavior that was seen as transgressive, the chapters cover such topics as chastity, the role of the church, and non-reproductive activity. Combining an overview of research on the topic with original interpretations, Ruth Mazo Karras demonstrates that medieval culture developed sexual identities that were quite distinct from the identities we think of today, yet were still ancestral to our own. Using a wide collection of evidence from the late antique period until the fifteenth century, this fully revised third edition has been updated to include the latest scholarship throughout, including expanded coverage of Islamic and Jewish cultures and new ideas on how medieval sexual violence relates to the modern world. A new companion website supplements the text featuring an interactive timeline of key events, links to key primary sources, and references to further reading. Sexuality in Medieval Europe is essential reading for those who study medieval history and culture.

Violence in Medieval Europe

Violence in Medieval Europe
Author: Warren C. Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 1317866215
ISBN 13: 9781317866213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence in Medieval Europe Book Review:

The European Middle Ages have long attracted popular interest as an era characterised by violence, whether a reflection of societal brutality and lawlessness or part of a romantic vision of chivalry. Violence in Medieval Europe engages with current scholarly debate about the degree to which medieval European society was in fact shaped by such forces. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, Warren Brown examines the norms governing violence within medieval societies from the sixth to the fourteenth century, over an area covering the Romance and the Germanic-speaking regions of the continent as well as England. Scholars have often told the story of violence and power in the Middle Ages as one in which 'private' violence threatened and sometimes destroyed 'public' order. Yet academics are now asking to what degree violence that we might call private, in contrast to the violence wielded by a central authority, might have been an effective social tool. Here, Brown looks at how private individuals exercised violence in defence of their rights or in vengeance for wrongs within a set of clearly understood social rules, and how over the course of this period, kings began to claim the exclusive right to regulate the violence of their subjects as part of their duty to uphold God's order on earth. Violence in Medieval Europe provides both an original take on the subject and an illuminating synthesis of recent and classic scholarship. It will be invaluable to students and scholars of history, medieval studies and related areas, for the light it casts not just on violence, but on the evolution of the medieval political order.

Conflict in Medieval Europe

Conflict in Medieval Europe
Author: Warren C. Brown,Piotr Górecki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351949721
ISBN 13: 9781351949729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict in Medieval Europe Book Review:

Conflict is defined here broadly and inclusively as an element of social life and social relations. Its study encompasses the law, not just disputes concerning property, but wider issues of criminality, coercion and violence, status, sex, sexuality and gender, as well as the phases and manifestations of conflict and the behaviors brought to bear on it. It engages, too, with the nature of the transformation spanning the Carolingian period, and its implications for the meanings of power, violence, and peace. Conflict in Medieval Europe represents the 'American school' of the study of medieval conflict and social order. Framed by two substantial historiographical and conceptual surveys of the field, it brings together two generations of scholars: the pioneers, who continue to expand the research agenda; and younger colleagues, who represent the best emerging work on this subject. The book therefore both marks the trajectory of conflict studies in the United States and presents a set of original, highly individual contributions across a shifting conceptual range, indicative of a major transition in the field.

A History of Early Medieval Europe 476 to 911

A History of Early Medieval Europe  476 to 911
Author: Margaret Deanesly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 620
Release: 1936
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1100310631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Masculinity in Medieval Europe

Masculinity in Medieval Europe
Author: Dawn Hadley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 1317882989
ISBN 13: 9781317882985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masculinity in Medieval Europe Book Review:

An original and highly accessible collection of essays which is based on a huge range of historical sources to reveal the realities of mens' lives in the Middle Ages. It covers an impressive geographical range - including essays on Italy, France, Germany and Byzantium - and will span the entire medieval period, from the fourth to the fifteenth century. The collection is divided into four main sections: attaining masculinity; lay men and churchmen: sources of tension; sexuality and the construction of masculinity; and written relationships and social reality. The contributors are: Dawn Hadley, Jenny Moore, William M. Aird, Jeremy Goldberg, Matthew Bennet, Janet Nelson, Conrad Leyser, Robert Swanson, Patricia Cullum, Ross Balzaretti, Shaun Tougher, Julian Haseldine, Marianne Ailes and Mark Chinca.

Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe

Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe
Author: Ruth Mazo Karras,Joel Kaye,E. Ann Matter
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780812240801
ISBN 13: 0812240804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe Book Review:

In the popular imagination, the Middle Ages are often associated with lawlessness. However, historians have long recognized that medieval culture was characterized by an enormous respect for law and legal procedure. This book makes the case that one cannot understand the era's cultural trends without considering the profound development of law.

The Experience of Power in Medieval Europe 950 1350

The Experience of Power in Medieval Europe  950   1350
Author: Robert F. Berkhofer Iii,Alan Cooper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351889966
ISBN 13: 9781351889964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Experience of Power in Medieval Europe 950 1350 Book Review:

Taking their inspiration from the work of Thomas N. Bisson, to whom the book is dedicated, the contributors to this volume explore the experience of power in medieval Europe: the experience of those who held power, those who helped them wield it, and those who felt its effects. The seventeen essays in the collection, which range geographically from England in the north to Castile in the south, and chronologically from the tenth century to the fourteenth, address a series of specific topics in institutional, social, religious, cultural, and intellectual history. Taken together, they present three distinct ways of discussing power in a medieval historical context: uses of power, relations of power, and discourses of power. The collection thus examines not only the operational and social aspects of power, but also power as a contested category within the medieval world. The Experience of Power suggests new and fruitful ways of understanding and studying power in the Middle Ages.

Atlas of Medieval Europe

Atlas of Medieval Europe
Author: Angus MacKay,David Ditchburn
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780415019231
ISBN 13: 0415019230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Medieval Europe Book Review:

An atlas of Europe during the Middle Ages.

Disability in Medieval Europe

Disability in Medieval Europe
Author: Irina Metzler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-06-07
ISBN 10: 1134217382
ISBN 13: 9781134217380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability in Medieval Europe Book Review:

This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas such as: medieval theoretical concepts theology and natural philosophy notions of the physical body medical theory and practice. Bringing into play the modern day implications of medieval thought on the issue, this is a fascinating and informative addition to the research studies of medieval history, history of medicine and disability studies scholars the English-speaking world over.

Medieval Europe 400 1500

Medieval Europe 400   1500
Author: H G Koenigsberger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1317870891
ISBN 13: 9781317870890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Europe 400 1500 Book Review:

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.

Daily Life in Medieval Europe

Daily Life in Medieval Europe
Author: Jeffrey L. Singman,Jeffrey L. Forgeng
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780313302732
ISBN 13: 0313302731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life in Medieval Europe Book Review:

An exploration of both private and public life in the Middle Ages covers society, the life cycle, material culture, life in villages, castles, monasteries, and towns, and the medieval world, plus games, food, and music.

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Author: George Holmes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780192801333
ISBN 13: 0192801333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe Book Review:

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.

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe
Author: Margaret Schaus
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0415969441
ISBN 13: 9780415969444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe Book Review:

From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

Death in Medieval Europe

Death in Medieval Europe
Author: Joelle Rollo-Koster
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1315466848
ISBN 13: 9781315466842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Medieval Europe Book Review:

Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and the world of the living in the Middle Ages. Across ten chapters, the articles in this volume survey the cultural effects of death. This volume explores overarching topics such as burials, commemorations, revenants, mourning practices and funerals, capital punishment, suspiscious death, and death registrations using case studies from across Europe including England, Iceland, and Spain. Together these chapters discuss how death was ritualised and choreographed, but also how it was expressed in writing throughout various documentary sources including wills and death registries. In each instance, records are analysed through a cultural framework to better understand the importance of the authors of death and their audience. Drawing together and building upon the latest scholarship, this book is essential reading for all students and academics of death in the medieval period.

Vengeance in Medieval Europe

Vengeance in Medieval Europe
Author: Daniel Lord Smail,Kelly Gibson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1442601264
ISBN 13: 9781442601260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vengeance in Medieval Europe Book Review:

How did medieval society deal with private justice, with grudges, and with violent emotions? This ground-breaking reader collects for the first time a number of unpublished or difficult-to-find texts that address violence and emotion in the Middle Ages. The sources collected here illustrate the power and reach of the language of vengeance in medieval European society. They span the early, high, and later middle ages, and capture a range of perspectives including legal sources, learned commentaries, narratives, and documents of practice. Though social elites necessarily figure prominently in all medieval sources, sources concerning relatively low-status individuals and sources pertaining to women are included. The sources range from saints' lives that illustrate the idea of vengeance to later medieval court records concerning vengeful practices. A secondary goal of the collection is to illustrate the prominence of mechanisms for peacemaking in medieval European society. The introduction traces recent scholarly developments in the study of vengeance and discusses the significance of these concepts for medieval political and social history.

A Social and Economic History of Medieval Europe

A Social and Economic History of Medieval Europe
Author: Gerald A. Hodgett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136583149
ISBN 13: 9781136583148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Social and Economic History of Medieval Europe Book Review:

This excellent and concise summary of the social and economic history of Europe in the Middle Ages examines the changing patterns and developments in agriculture, commerce, trade, industry and transport that took place during the millennium between the fall of the Roman Empire and the discovery of the New World. After outlining the trends in demography, prices, rent, and wages and in the patterns of settlement and cultivation, the author also summarizes the basic research done in the last twenty-five years in many aspects of the social and economic history of medieval Europe, citing French, German and Italian works as well as English. Significantly, this study surveys the present state of discussion on a number of on unresolved issues and controversies, and in some areas suggests common sense answers. Some of the problems of economic growth, or the lack of it, are looked at in the light of current theories in sociology and economic thought. This classic text, first published in 1972, makes a useful and interesting general introduction for students of medieval and economic history.

A History of Medieval Europe

A History of Medieval Europe
Author: R.H.C. Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 1317867882
ISBN 13: 9781317867883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Medieval Europe Book Review:

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.