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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages By Robert Fossier (Universite de Paris I)

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages by Robert Fossier (Universite de Paris I)

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Covers the close of the Middle Ages, an era of crisis, plague, famine and civil strife, and yet also, towards the end, of vigorous economic and colonial expansion, intellectual renewal and religious reformation.

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages by Robert Fossier (Universite de Paris I)

This is the second volume of one of the finest general introductions to the medieval world of recent times, first published in French by Armand Colin. Volume II begins at the turn of the millennium and covers the extraordinary rebirth of Europe, in terms of demographic expansion, agrarian settlement and organisation, the establishment of towns and villages, the ascendancy of the feudal system, the appearance of formal states and kingdoms, and the dramatic controlling ascendancy of the western Church. In the east, despite the external appearance of grandeur, the Islamic countries were being torn apart by mutual rivalry, while the Byzantime empire lost massive border territories through political and economic incompetence. Full coverage is given to both east and west, and their artistic heritage is displayed lavishly in many of the colour plates. A comprehensive bibliography is also included.

Table of Contents

List of colour plates; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction Robert Fossier; Part I. Dawn in the West: c. 950-1100: 1. Europe in the year 1000 Jean-Pierre Poly; 2. The birth of Christian Europe: 950-1100 Andre Vauchez; 3. The establishment of states Robert Fossier; 4. Explosions within Islam: late ninth to late eleventh centuries Henri Bresc and Pierre Guichard; 5. The last gleam of Byzantium: 950-1070 Alain Ducellier; Part II. The Rise of Europe: Twelfth to Mid-Thirteenth Centuries: 6. The beginning of European expansion Robert Fossier; 7. The leap forward Robert Fossier; 8. The structuring of society Robert Fossier; 9. A strict normalisation Andre Vauchez; Part III. The East in Decline: Twelfth to Mid Thirteenth Centuries: 10. Islam dethroned Robert Mantran; 11. The death throes of Byzantium: 1080-1261 Alain Ducellier; Bibliography.

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GOR009464810
9780521266451
0521266459
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages by Robert Fossier (Universite de Paris I)
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Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1997-05-29
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