The Making of the Middle Ages

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Yale University Press, 1953 - History - 280 pages
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A distinguished Oxford historian presents an absorbing study of the main personalities and the influences that molded the history of Western Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth century, describing the chief forms of social, political, and religious organization.
  "A book of rare value.”--Sidney Painter, American Historical Review
 

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User Review  - Coessens - LibraryThing

As said by other reviewers, this is not an easy book. It is very erudite, and there is a lot of learning to be gained. The big picture is mixed with concrete details of certain places and families. I ... Read full review

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This 1953 general study of how the entity known as Western Europe formed out of the Carolingian Age from 972–1204 CE (the dates seem arbitrary, but Southern has a good explanation for providing this ... Read full review

Contents

I LATIN CHRISTENDOM AND ITS NEIGHBOURS
15
II THE BONDS OF SOCIETY
74
III THE ORDERING OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
118
IV THE TRADITION OF THOUGHT
170
V FROM EPIC TO ROMANCE
219
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
INDEX
267
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