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Medieval history; the life and death of a civilization

Author: Norman F Cantor
Publisher: [New York] Macmillan [1969]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cantor, Norman F.
Medieval history.
[New York] Macmillan [1969]
(OCoLC)568104019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman F Cantor
ISBN: 0023190701 9780023190704
OCLC Number: 3951
Notes: "A reading program in medieval history": pages 549-557.
Description: xxiii, 584 pages maps 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: the uses of history --
Introduction: the scope of medieval history --
Historiographical outline --
The periods of medieval history --
The themes of early medieval history --
Decline and fall --
The Roman empire in the second century A.D. --
The crisis of the Roman world --
The religious quest of the Roman world --
The Christian empire and the Christian church --
The shaping of the Catholic church --
Constantine the Christian emperor --
The Christian Roman empire --
The making of Latin Christianity --
Athens and Jerusalem --
Augustine's pilgrimage --
Main themes in Latin patristic thought --
The age of the barbarian invasions --
The Germans --
The first century of the invasions --
The second phase of the invasions: the Ostrogothic and Frankish kingdoms --
Justinian and Mohammed --
The nemesis of Byzantine power --
The impact of Islam on early medieval Europe --
The advance of ecclesiastical leadership --
The monastic foundations of medieval civilization --
Gregory the Great and the early medieval papacy --
The making of Carolingian kingship --
Anglo-Irish culture and the colonial phenomenon --
The Carolingian enigma --
Monarchy and papacy --
Culture and society in the first Europe --
The Carolingian world --
The feudal organization of society --
Ecclesia and Mundus --
The nature of the early medieval equilibrium --
The Norman feudal state --
The Ottonian empire --
The Cluniac ideal --
Byzantium, Islam, and the West --
The limitations of the Byzantine and Islamic civilizations --
The rise of Europe --
On the threshold of the high middle ages --
High medieval civilization in historical perspective --
Europe in 1050 --
The Gregorian world revolution --
The nature and origin of the Gregorian reform --
The debate on the essentials of a Christian society --
The German investiture controversy --
The Anglo-Norman monarchy and the emergence of the bureaucratic state --
The Triumph of William the Bastard --
The significance of the English investiture controversy --
The first crusade and after --
Origins of the crusading ideal --
Vicissitudes and decline of the crusading movement --
The intellectual expansion of Europe --
The acceleration of cultural change --
The legal constituents of high medieval civilization --
A great generation: five leaders of twelfth-century thought and feeling --
Literature and society in the twelfth century --
Moslem and Jewish thought: the Aristotelian challenge --
The problem of learning --
Reason and revelation in Moslem and Jewish thought --
Varieties of religious experience --
The problem of piety --
The institutionalization of Asceticism --
The dimensions of popular heresy --
The entrenchment of secular leadership --
The problem of power --
The value of charisma --
The Capetian ascendancy --
The peace of Innocent III --
The reaffirmation of papal leadership --
The Dominican and Franciscan ideals --
The new consensus and its limitations --
The cathedral of intellect --
The moral authority of the state --
The interests of society --
The failure of the new consensus --
The death wish of medieval society --
The dissolution of the medieval thought-world --
The new violence --
Between two worlds --
"Autumn" and "Renaissance" --
Concluding thoughts on medieval history.
Responsibility: [by] Norman F. Cantor.

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