The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 7, C.1415-c.1500

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 18, 1998 - History - 1048 pages
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This volume covers the last century (interpreted broadly) of the traditional western Middle Ages. Often seen as a time of doubt, decline and division, the period is shown here as a period of considerable innovation and development, much of which resulted from a conscious attempt by contemporaries to meet the growing demands of society and to find practical solutions to the social, religious and political problems which beset it. The volume consists of four sections. Part I focuses on both the ideas and other considerations which guided men as they sought good government, and on the practical development of representation. Part II deals with aspects of social and economic development at a time of change and expansion. Part III discusses the importance of the life of the spirit: religion, education and the arts. Moving from the general to the particular, Part IV concerns itself with the history of the countries of Europe, emphasis being placed on the growth of the nation states of the 'early modern' world.
  

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Contents

theory and practice
3
Representation since the thirteenth century
29
Popes and councils
65
The European nobility
89
Rural Europe
106
Urban Europe
121
War
161
Exploration and discovery
175
b Yorkist and early Tudor England
477
a Ireland
496
14061513
514
c Wales
532
Italy
547
b The papal states and the kingdom of Naples
571
The Iberian peninsula
588
b Castile and Navarre
606

Religious belief and practice
205
Schools and universities
220
Humanism
243
Manuscripts and books
278
The beginning of printing
287
Architecture and painting
299
Music
319
Germany and the Empire
337
Hus the Hussites and Bohemia
367
France
392
b The recovery of France 14501520
408
Burgundy
431
England
457
c Portugal
627
The Swiss Confederation
645
The states of Scandinavia c 1390 15 36
671
crown and estates
707
The kingdom of Poland and the grand duchy of Lithuania
727
Russia
748
the Roman Orthodox world 13931492
771
The Latin east
796
Conclusion
831
Primary sources and secondary works arranged by chapter
848
Index
995
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About the author (1998)

Christopher Allmand is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool. He has published widely on the history of war and medieval society, including The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300 c.1450 (Cambridge University Press, 1988) and The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 7: c.1415 c.1500 (as editor, Cambridge University Press, 1998).

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