The Medieval World, Volume 10

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Peter Linehan, Janet Laughland Nelson, Marios Costambeys
Psychology Press, 2001 - History - 745 pages
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This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu.

This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing.

Chapters are thematically linked in four sections:

  • identities
  • beliefs, social values and symbolic order
  • power and power-structures
  • elites, organizations and groups.

Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

 

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To help reconstruct the medieval period for the contemporary reader, Linehan (History and the Historians of Medieval Spain) and Nelson (The Frankish World, 750-900) have enlisted contributions from 38 ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Courts in East and West
14
At the Spanish Frontier
37
Muslims in Christian Iberia 10001526 varieties of Mudejar experience
60
How many Medieval Europes? The pagans of Hungary and regional diversity in Christendom
77
Christians Barbarians and Monsters the European discovery of the world beyond Islam
93
The Establishment of Medieval Hermeticism
111
What the Crusades meant to Europe
131
The Outward Look Britain and beyond in medieval Irish literature
383
Powerful Women in the Early Middle Ages queens and abbesses
400
Perceptions of an Early Medieval Urban Landscape
418
Assembly Politics in Western Europe from the Eighth Century to the Twelfth
434
Beyond the Comune the Italian citystate and its inheritance
453
Timbuktu and Europe trade cities and Islam in medieval West Africa
471
Medieval Law
487
Rulers and Justice 12001500
505

The Crusades and the Persecution of the Jews
146
Strange Eventful Histories the Middle Ages in the cinema
163
Political Rituals and Political Imagination in the Medieval West from the Fourth Century to the Eleventh
189
Modern Mythologies of Medieval Chivalry
214
The Unique Favour of Penance the Church and the people c8000c1100
229
Gender Negotiations in France during the central Middle Ages the literary evidence
246
Symbolism and Medieval Religious Thought
267
Sexuality in the Middle Ages
279
Sin Crime and the Pleasures of the Flesh the medieval Church judges sexual offences
294
Through a Glass Darkly seeing medieval heresy
308
The Corpse in the Middle Ages the problem of the division of the body
327
The Crucifixion and the Censorship of Art around 1300
342
Space Culture and Kingdoms in Early Medieval Europe
368
The Kings Counsellors two Faces a Portuguese perspective
520
Fullness of Power? Popes bishops and the policy of the Church
536
A New Legal Cosmos late Roman lawyers and the early medieval
559
Medieval Monasticism
578
Aspects of the Early Medieval Peasant Economy as revealed in the Polyptych of Prum
607
Privilege in Medieval Societies from the Twelfth to the Fourteenth Century or How the exception proves the rule
623
What did the TwelfthCentury Renaissance Mean?
637
The English Parish and its Clergy in the Thirteenth Century
650
Everyday Life and Elites in the later Middle Ages the civilised and the barbarian
673
On 1500
693
Index
713
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