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A companion to the medieval world

Author: Carol Lansing; Edward D English
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Series: Blackwell companions to European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume 26 distinguished scholars examine major issues in the study of medieval Europe. Much recent scholarship has sought to identify and strip away later intellectual categories and seek a fresh understanding of medieval culture and society on its own terms. That approach is reflected in the articles in this volume on questions such as the end of late antiquity, reform, the crusades, the family, chivalric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Lansing; Edward D English
ISBN: 9781405109222 140510922X 9781118425121 111842512X
OCLC Number: 276930478
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 584 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: The middle ages --
The idea of a middle ages / Edward D. English and Carol Lansing PART TWO: Early medieval foundations --
Economics and societies in early medieval western Europe / Matthew Innes --
Politics and power / Hans Hummer --
Religious culture and the power of tradition in the early medieval west / Yitzhak Hen PART THREE: Populations and the economy --
Economic takeoff and the rise of markets / James Paul Masschaele --
Rural families in medieval Europe / Phillipp R. Schofield --
Marriage in medieval Latin Christendom / Martha Howell --
Gender and sexuality / John Arnold --
Society, elite families, and politics in late medieval italian cities / Edward D. English PART FOUR: Religious culture --
New religious movements and reform / Maureen C. Miller --
Monastic and mendicant communities / Constance H. Berman --
Hospitals in the Middle Ages / James W. Brodman --
Popular belief and heresy / Carol Lansing --
Jews in the middle ages / Kenneth R. Stow --
Muslims in medieval Europe / Olivia Remie Constable PART FIVE: Politics and power --
Conflict resolution and legal systems / Thomas Kuehn --
Medieval rulers and political ideology / Robert W. Dyson --
Papal monarchy / Andreas Meyer --
Urban historical geography and the wriitng of late medieval urban history / Teofilo F. Ruiz --
Bureaucracy and literacy / Richard Britnell --
The practice of war / Clifford J. Rogers --
Expansion and the crusades / Christopher Tyerman PART SIX: Technologies and culture --
Romanesque and Gothic Church Architecture / Stephen Murray --
Aristocratic culture: Kinship, chivalry, and court culture / Richard E. Barton --
Philosophy and humanism / Stephen Gersh --
Philosophy and theology in the universities / Philipp W. Rosemann PART SEVEN: The European Middle Ages --
Medieval Europe in World History / R. I. Moore.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to European history.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Lansing and Edward D. English.
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