A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2018 - Europe - 392 pages

In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures--as well as their Eurasian connections--in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.

 

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Contents

PLATES
11
Three Cultures from
39
FoRgINg MeDIevaL SwoRDS
75
5b Partition of 870 Treaty of Meerssen
102
THe MaKINg oF aN ILLUMINaTeD MaNUSCRIPT
153
Diverging Paths
159
THe DeveLoPMeNT oF ISLaMIC CeRaMICS
294
CHaPTeR eIgHT Catastrophe and Creativity c 1350c 1500
301
FIGURES
327
Sources
345
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Barbara H. Rosenwein is Professor Emerita, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of many books, including Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions (600-1700) , What Is the History of Emotions? (with Riccardo Cristiani), The Middle Ages in 50 Objects (with Elina Gertsman), A Short History of the Middle Ages , and Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World .

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