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Reading the Middle Ages : sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world

Author: Barbara H Rosenwein
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Covering over one thousand years of history and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition contains 40 new readings, including 13 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara H Rosenwein
ISBN: 9781442608214 1442608218 9781442606029 1442606029
OCLC Number: 1110132661
Description: xxvii, 524 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Prelude : the Roman world transformed (c.300-c.600). A Christianized empire --
Heresy and Orthodoxy --
Patristic thought --
Saintly models --
Barbarian kingdoms --
II. The emergence of sibling cultures (c.600-c.750). The resilience of Byzantium --
The formation of the Islamic world --
The impoverished but inventive West --
III. Creating new identities (c.750-c.900). The material basis of society --
The Abbasid reconfiguration --
Al-Andalus --
The western church and empire --
Expanding Christianity --
IV. Political communities reordered (c.900-c.1050). Regionalism : its advantages and its discontents --
Byzantine expansion --
Scholarship across the Islamic world --
Kingdoms in East Central Europe --
Northern Europe --
V. The expansion of Western Europe (c.1050-c.1150). Commercial take off --
Church reform --
The clergy in action --
The Crusades and reconquista --
The Norman Conquest of England --
The twelfth-century Renaissance --
Cluniacs and Cistercians --
VI. Institutionalizing aspirations (c.1150-c.1250). The Crusades continue --
Grounding justice in royal law --
Local laws and arrangements --
Bureaucracy at the Papal Curia --
Confrontations --
Caring for the body --
Vernacular literature --
New developments in religious sensibilities --
VII. Discordant harmonies (c.1250-c.1350). East Central Europe in flux --
Transformations in the cities --
Heresies and persecutions --
Rulers and ruled --
Modes of thought, feeling, and devotion --
VIII. Catastrophe and creativity (c.1350-c.1500). The Plague --
The Ottomans --
Byzantium : decline and fall --
War and social unrest --
Crises and changes in the Church and religion --
The Renaissance --
Finding a new world
Responsibility: edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein.

Abstract:

"Covering over one thousand years of history and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition contains 40 new readings, including 13 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that brings together materials from the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic religious traditions. Ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).-- pub. desc.

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