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Europe and Middle Ages

Europe and Middle Ages - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130967725

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ISBN13: 978-0130967725
ISBN10: 0130967726
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Europe and Middle Ages - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130967725

Edward Peters

ISBN13: 978-0130967725
ISBN10: 0130967726
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For one/two-semester undergraduate courses in Medieval History.

This comprehensive, well-balanced historical survey of Medieval Europe--from Roman imperial provinces to the Renaissance--covers all aspects of the history (political, literary, religious, intellectual, etc.) with a focus on social and political themes. It presents a complete picture of the complex process by which an ecumenical civilization that once ringed the basin of the Mediterranean Sea, evolved into three other distinctive civilizations--Latin Europe, Greek Eastern Europe and Asia Minor, and Islam. This text differs from others on the subject in that it attempts to abolish traditional clichés regarding the Middle Ages and promotes critical thinking about our own time and society.

Features

  • NEW--More material on late antiquity and the office of Roman emperor.
    • Gives students fuller pictures of this period.
  • NEW--Discussion of slavery.
    • Reflects the latest scholarship in this important field.
  • NEW--Revised coverage of Byzantium and Islam.
    • Students receive the most recent scholarship.
  • NEW--Expanded coverage of central and eastern Europe and the northern world.
    • Contains the latest interpretations on this important contact zone.
  • NEW--Discussion on the concept and representation of power in political and other contexts.
    • Allows a broader discussion of political culture, and raises questions about the nature of ethnicity, as well as the nature of ecclesiastical authority and its changing legitimate scope.
  • NEW--The mythological figure of Europa.
    • Serves students with a tying device that frames the entire book.
  • NEW--More illustrated examples and quotations from sources throughout.
    • Enhances the content of the text and students' ability to understand it.
  • Numerous maps, pictures, tables, genealogical tables, and an extensive bibliography.
    • Stimulates student interest with the use of visual material.
  • An emphasis on the development of Latin and Greek Christianity.
    • Enables students to easily comprehend the complex topics of religious culture, the origin and development of institutions, the nature of religious sentiment, and the historical circumstances in which change in these came about and why.
  • Recent research on the history of women and gender.
    • Shows students how new perspectives are developed and worked into the existing discipline.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Europa: Myth and Landscape.

I. LATE MEDITERRANEAN ANTIQUITY AND EARLY NORTHERN EUROPE.

1. The Beginning and End of the Roman Peace.
2. Religion and Society in Late Antiquity.
3. The Roman and Other Worlds Transformed.

II. TWO HEIRS OF THE ROMAN WORLD.

4. The Making of Byzantine Civilization.
5. The House of Islam.

III. THE EXPANDING LATIN WEST, 550-950.

6. Rome and the West.
7. Land, People, and Kings in Merovingian Francia.
8. The Book and the Sword.
9. Europe Emerges.

IV. CHRISTENDOM: AUTHORITY AND ENTERPRISE, 950-1100.

10. Material Civilization.
11. Power and Society.
12. Christendom East and West.

V. CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES, 1150-1325.

13. New Art and New Learning.
14. The Church and the World.
15. The Political Culture of Christian Europe.
16. Reason and Imagination in the Thirteenth Century.

VI. CHRISTENDOM AND EUROPE, 1325-1500.

17. Apocalypse Then? Crisis and Recovery in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.
18. Clergy and Laity.
19. Power and Order.
20. Frontiers and Horizons.

Epilogue: Empress Europa and her Ambassadors.
Appendix.
General Bibliography.
Index.

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