The Medieval Millennium

The Medieval Millennium : An Introduction

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For introductory courses on Medieval History or Medieval Europe, or a supplement for survey courses in Western Civilization, World Civilizations, or for literature and art history courses that deal with the medieval period.Using a fresh, lively narrative, this innovative history of medieval Europe provides a coherent description of the chaotic, but compelling, era. It focuses, but not narrowly, on the history of Europe from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries - setting the subject in the broader context of world events. It explains complex issues (e.g., social evolution, scholasticism, etc.) clearly and illuminates large issues by showing how they manifested themselves intimately and directly in the lives of memorable individuals.
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  • Paperback | 371 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130978515
  • 9780130978516

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Significantly revised, The Medieval Millennium, Second Edition presents a concise, yet comprehensive survey of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries. Taking a chronological approach, it constructs a political narrative that sets the context for discussing developments in social, intellectual, and art history. Strong, sustained coverage of Byzantium and Islam highlights the complex relationships between these cultures with those of Western Europe.

Features Biographical essays at the start of each chapter show the impact of history on the lives of real people "Society and Culture" essays spotlight the contributions of such topics as music, diet, and religion An expanded map and illustration program enriches the narrative
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Table of contents

PART I. DIVISION OF THE WESTERN LEGACY. 1. The Medieval World's Roman Foundations. 2. The Medieval World's Christian Foundations. 3. The Western Roman Empire and the Germans. 4. The Eastern Empire and the Arabs. 5. Europe's Search for Order. PART II. THE MEDIEVAL ACHIEVEMENT. 6. The New Medieval Civilizations Confront Challenges. 7. The Emerging Outline of Modern Europe. 8. Europe Finds Its Footing. 9. The Flowering of the High Middle Ages. 10. Politics and the High Middle Ages. PART III. TESTING THE MEDIEVAL SOLUTIONS. 11. Ferment and Broadening Horizons. 12. A Period of Crisis and an Age of Anxiety. 13. Transition to a New Age.
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"The Medieval Millennium does a very good job of showing both the connections and differences between Islamic religion on the one hand and the Jewish and Christian religions on the other. Its discussion of creedal difference is particularly well done." - Larissa Taylor, Colby College"The level of the text is consistent and I appreciate the quality of the 'Society and Culture' essays. They complement the narrative and are excellent for student discussions." - Florin Curta, University of Florida
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