A History of Medieval Europe
'Probably the best "buy" among recent works for one who comes to medieval history for the first time.'
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Consisting of two parts, this book successfully conveys the importance of the distant past in understanding our modern world. The first part; The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.
This has been the best introductory book in medieval history for fifty years, and still is.
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Review: A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint LouisUser Review - Steve Cooper - Goodreads
As an introduction to the period, this book cannot be beaten - even now so many years since it was written. New findings and ideas bookend the chapters. They bring you up to date, provide fascinating ... Read full review
Review: A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint LouisUser Review - Gayle Noble - Goodreads
I found this a book of two parts; I really enjoyed the sections on the papacy but found the sections on economic matters and descriptions of the differing ways on dividing feudal property a little dry ... Read full review
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