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The worlds of medieval Europe

Author: Clifford R Backman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work updates and revises the traditional representations of the Middle Ages. The traditional focus on the political affairs of Northern Europe is balanced by attention to medieval society as it developed in the Mediterranean. The author integrates Islamic and Byzantine history into the narrative.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford R Backman
ISBN: 0195121686 9780195121681 0195121694 9780195121698
OCLC Number: 49853253
Description: xiv, 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Early Middle Ages: The Third through Ninth Centuries --
The Roman World at its Height --
The Rise of Christianity --
Early Germanic Society --
Cloister and Culture --
The Emergence of the Medieval Worlds --
The Carolingian Era --
The Central Middle Ages: The Tenth through Twelfth Centuries --
The Time of Troubles --
Revolutions on Land and Sea --
A New Europe Emerges: North and South --
The Reform of the Church --
The Renaissances of the Twelfth Century --
The Papal Monarchy --
The Late Middle Ages: The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries --
Politics in the Thirteenth Century --
Art and Intellect in the Thirteenth Century --
Daily Life at the Medieval Zenith --
Changes in Religious Life --
The Crises of the Fourteenth Century --
Signs of a New Era --
Two Epilogues --
Closings in, Closings out --
The Renaissance in Medieval Context.
Responsibility: Clifford R. Backman.
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