Europe in the Central Middle Ages, 962-1154

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User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

This was a hard read, but well worth the effort. I'd be particularly interested to see if there were major differences in style between the 1964 edition (the edition I read) and later re-writes. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hanno - LibraryThing

A very dense book. If you're not quite familiar with the period's history, don't bother - too many characters and concepts to keep track of. Also a nitpick: the author uses the word "vicissitudes" too much. I stopped counting after a few dozen appearances. Read full review

Contents

THE SHAPE OF EUROPE
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Islam p 40 Muslim Spain p 42 the beginning of
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ECONOMIC LIFE
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About the author (1987)

CHRISTOPHER BROOKE is best known as a historian and a medievalist, and in this book he uses the techniques of historical criticism to re-examine Jane Austen's novels. His books include The Monastic World, The Structure of Medieval Society, Europe in the Central Middle Ages and The Medieval Idea of Marriage; he has also written on aspects of the eighteenth-century church, which was such an integral part of Jane Austen's family life and appears so often, and so variously, in her novels.

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