The New Cambridge Medieval History

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David Abulafia, Rosamond McKitterick, Timothy Reuter
Cambridge University Press, 1995 - Civilization, Medieval - 1082 pages
This volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers most of the period of Frankish and Carolingian dominance in western Europe. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the authors consider developments in Europe as a whole, from Ireland to the Bosphorus and Iceland to Gibraltar. The chapters offer an examination of the interaction between rulers and ruled, of how power and authority actually worked, and of the impact of these on the society and culture of Europe as a whole. The volume is divided into four parts. Part I encompasses the events and political developments in the whole of the British Isles, the west and east Frankish kingdoms, Scandinavia, the Slavic and Balkan regions, Spain, Italy, and those aspects of Byzantine and Muslim history which impinged on the west between c.700 and c.900. Parts II, III and IV cover common themes and topics within the general categories of government and institutions, the church and society, and cultural and intellectual development.
 

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Contents

sources and inrerpretation
15
AngloSaxon England 700900 page
22
Ireland Wales and Scorland 70oc 1000
44
Charlemagnes Europe and Byzantium 814
80
Frankish Gaul to 814
85
The Frankish kingdoms 71440
95
the West
110
Dioisio regnorum 806
113
The ecclesiastical provinces of wesrern Europe 700900
390
The atistocracy
431
Social and military institutions 431
451
Economic organisation
481
Rural society in Carolingian Europe 310
510
Money and coinage 1 3
539
The papacy in the eighth and ninth centuties 163
565
The organisation law and liturgy of the wesrern church 187
587

Ordinatio imperil 817
114
Partition of 870 Treaty of Meersen
123
Partition of 880
124
the East and Middle
151
The East Frankish kingdom in the ninth century 132
152
The Vikings in Francia and AngloSaxon England to 911
190
The Vikings in Frantia 789891
191
7001066
202
Scandinavia 7001030
207
Slavs and Bulgars 118
228
The Muslims in Europe
249
The Ibetian peninsula 700900 273
256
JOHANNES FRIED
272
Lombard and Carolingian Italy
290
Italy 700900
291
Byzantium and the west 700900
349
Kingship and royal government
383
the power of prayer
622
Religion and lay society 614
654
Eighthcentury foundations
681
Language and communication in Carolingian Europe
695
education and lirerary culture
709
Carolingian schools sctiptotia and lirerary centres
722
Theology and the organisation of thought 718
758
FIGURE
777
Book production in the Carolingian empire and the spread of
786
3o Art and archirecture
809
genealogisal tahles
849
Rulers of the Chtistian kingdoms of northern Spain
863
List of ptimary sources
867
Bihliography of tecondary works arranged hy chapter
886
Index of Manusctipts
1040
General index 3 042
1055
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