The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

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George Holmes
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 395 pages
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This is the most authoritative account of life in Medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance.
Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzantines, and the Hundred Years War, to the ideals of the crusades, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.
 

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Contents

Byzantium and her eastern and Balkan neighbours in
17
The Northern World in the Dark Ages
59
The Society of Northern Europe in the High
109
The Carolingian Empire at the treaty of Verdun 843 91
140
The duchy of Saxony under Henry the Lion
148
of Frances royal demesne
156
Northern Europe invades the Mediterranean
165
The Byzantine Empire 1oz5 166
101
The Mediterranean in the Age of
122
The Civilization of Courts and Cities in
176
The states of the west in the later Middle Ages
183
b in the fifteenth century
200
EDITOR1S POSTSCRIPT 324
224
CHRONOLOGY 350
250
INDEX 369
269
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The Christian Reconquista in Spain 191
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George Holmes is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oxford. He has also been a History Delegate to Oxford University Press.

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