Author: Christopher Brooke
Release Date: 2016-04-15
This wide-ranging introduction to medieval Europe has been updated and revised. In his popular survey Brooke explores the variety of human experience in the period. He looks at society, economy, religious life and popular religion, learning, culture, as well as political events; the rise of the Normans and the heyday of the medieval Empire. For the new edition there is increased coverage of the role of women and more attention to central Europe, Bohemia, Hungary and Poland.
Author: Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
Release Date: 1987-09-01
"This is the first" new edition" of this wide-ranging introduction since 1987! This best-seller explores the emergence of the distinctive character of medieval Europe during this period. Christopher Brooke examines the reform and revival of the Papacy, the heyday of the medieval Empire, the rise of the Normans, the early Crusades, explores the role of women in the period and this new edition devotes more attention to central Europe - Bohemia, Hungary and Poland. Will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in the medieval history. ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER: 0-582-36905-3.
Author: John H. Mundy
Release Date: 2014-06-11
A revised and updated new edition of Professor Mundy's lively introduction to Europe 1150-1300. It provides a portrait of the social, economic, political and intellectual life of Latin Christendom in the period. Wherever possible the men and women of the high middle ages are allowed to speak for themselves as Professor Mundy makes wide use of contemporary sources xxx; bringing alive the complexities and concerns of people living in medieval times. Another strength of the book is the attention devoted to groups often marginalised in other histories; looking at the experience of women, for instance, and that of the Jews in a predominantly Christian society.
Author: Matthew Smith Anderson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd
Release Date: 1987
The first edition of this book was hailed by the journal History as 'much the best English textbook in the field', and the third, fully revised, edition is likely to keep it so. Professor Anderson surveys all aspects of European life in the eighteenth century. As before, most of the discussion is on a continent-wide basis; the British Isles are treated as an integral part of the continent; and the book is particularly strong in the attention it devotes to the important but often neglected nations of eastern Europe. It also deals with the European colonial empires, and with the extra-European cultural influences that now affected the life the continent. Furthermore, this edition draws together all the recent important scholarship on the period.