Reading the Middle Ages, Volume I: From c.300 to c.1150, Third Edition

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Barbara H. Rosenwein
University of Toronto Press, May 3, 2018 - History - 344 pages

The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions--thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages--and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. This volume spans the period c.300 to c.1150. The stunning "Reading through Looking" color insert, which showcases medieval artifacts, has been expanded to include essays on weapons and warfare by medievalist Riccardo Cristiani. New maps, timelines, and genealogies aid readers in following knotty but revealing sources. On the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com), students have access to hundreds of Questions for Reflection.

 

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Contents

the roman world transformed c 300c 600
1
Heresy and Orthodoxy
8
Saintly Models
28
Timeline for Chapter One
53
The Formation of the Islamic World
66
The Impoverished but Inventive West
85
Timeline for Chapter Two
104
Religion and Politics
143
Northern Europe
224
Timeline for Chapter Four
240
A Profit Economy
246
The Clergy in Action
257
Introduction I
i
Juan de la Cosa World Chart 1500 VIII
viii
Reading through Looking for contents see p xiv
xiv
Handgonnes and Cannons XX
xx

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164
political communities reordered c 900c 1050
171
Byzantium in Ascendance
198
Scholarship and the Arts across the Islamic World
205
The TwelfthCentury Renaissance
278
Cluniacs and Cistercians
284
Timeline for Chapter Five 290
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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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