The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950 - 1350

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 27, 2003 - History - 448 pages
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A wave of internal conquest, settlement and economic growth took place in Europe during the High Middle Ages, which transformed it from a world of small separate communities into a network of powerful kingdoms with distinctive cultures. In this vivid and provocative book Robert Bartlett vividly shows how Europe was itself a product of colonization, as much as it was later a colonizer, and what this did to shape the continent and the world today.

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Probably the most intricate, complete and enlightening book on the European High Middle Ages. The book tackles alot of stereotypical views of Medieval Europe and accompanies statements with facts and a large pool of contemporary sources. A must read for every Medievalist out there!

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Robert Bartlett is Professor of Medieval History at St Andrews University

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