The Twelfth-Century Renaissance

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Manchester University Press, Sep 11, 1999 - History - 240 pages
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This volume surveys the wide range of cultural and intellectual changes in western Europe in the period 1050-1250. The Twelfth-Century Renaissance first establishes the broader context for the changes and introduces the debate on the validity of the term "Renaissance" as a label for the period. Summarizing current scholarship, without imposing a particular interpretation of the issues, the book provides an accessible introduction to a vibrant and vital period in Europe’s cultural and intellectual history.

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A renaissance for women?
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R.N. Swanson is Reader in Medieval Church History at the University of Birmingham.

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