The New Cambridge Medieval History

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David Abulafia, Rosamond McKitterick, Timothy Reuter, David Luscombe
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 interpretation
3
The British Isles
18
c England and the Continent
64
Frankish Gaul to 814
85
the West
110
the East and Middle
142
The Vikings in Francia and AngloSaxon England to 911
190
Scandinavia 6 7001066
202
Rural society in Carolingian Europe
510
Money and coinage 53
538
The papacy in the eighth and ninth centuries
563
The organisation law and liturgy of the western church
587
the power of prayer
622
Religion and lay society
654
Eighthcentury foundations
681
Language and communication in Carolingian Europe
695

Slavs and Bulgars
228
IO The Muslims in Europe
249
the northern kingdoms and the Basques 711910
272
Byzantine Italy 6 680c 876
320
Byzantium and the west 700900
349
Is Kingship and royal government
383
The aristocracy
431
Social and military institutions
451
Economic organisation
481
education and literary culture
709
Theology and the organisation of thought
758
Book production in the Carolingian empire and the spread of
786
Art and architecture
809
Conclusion
845
List of primary sources
867
Bibliography of secondary works arranged by chapter
886
Index of Manuscripts
1040
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