East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500 (Google eBook)

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University of Washington Press, Mar 1, 2011 - Political Science - 573 pages
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Although the Middle Ages saw brilliant achievements in the diverse nations of East Central Europe, this period has been almost totally neglected in Western historical scholarship. East Central Europe in the Middle Ages provides a much-needed overview of the history of the region from the time when the present nationalities established their state structures and adopted Christianity up to the Ottoman conquest. Jean Sedlar’s excellent synthesis clarifies what was going on in Europe between the Elbe and the Ukraine during the Middle Ages, making available for the first time in a single volume information necessary to a fuller understanding of the early history of present-day Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia.
  

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Contents

Early Migrations
3
State Formation
14
Monarchies
28
Nobles and Landholders
58
Peasants Herders Serfs and Slaves
84
Towns and Townspeople 709
109
Religion and the Churches
140
The Art and Practice of War 797
197
Governments
257
Laws and Justice
305
Commerce and Money
334
Foreign Affairs
362
Ethnicity and Nationalism
401
Languages and Literatures
427
Education and Literacy
458
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