First published to wide critical acclaim in 1992, The Two Cities has become an essential text for students of medieval history. For the second edition, the author has thoroughly revised each chapter, bringing the material up to date and taking the historiography of the past decade into account. The Two Cities covers a colourful period from the schism between the eastern and western churches to the death of Dante. It encompasses key topics such as: the Crusades the expansionist force of the Normans major developments in the way kings, emperors and Popes exercised their powers a great flourishing of art and architecture the foundation of the very first universities. Running through it all is the defining characteristic of the high Middle Ages: the delicate relationship between the spiritual and secular worlds, the two 'cities' of the title. This survey provides all the facts and background information that students need, and is defined into straightforward thematic chapters. It makes extensive use of primary sources, and makes new trends in research accessible to students. Its fresh approach gives students the most rounded, lively and integrated view of the high Middle Ages available.
Aus dem Inhalt: Schwerpunktthema: Akademische Migrationen und Austauschprozesse seit dem Spätmittelalter (Beiträge von Matthias Asche, Jana Fietz, Ljubinka Trgovcevic, Francesco Marin, Natalia Tikhonov) Andere Beiträge: Europa im Bann des Mittelalters. Wie Geschichte und Gegenwart unserer Lebenswelt die Perspektiven der Mediävistik verändern (Michael Borgolte); Shared memory: Erinnerung an deutsch-französische Annäherungen (Barbara Stambolis) Forschungsberichte: Die europäische Arbeiterbewegung und ihre Historiker (Stefan Berger); Neuerscheinungen zu Richard Nikolaus Coudenhove-Kalergi (Ina Ulrike Paul) Bericht über Europa-Studien in China (Quancheng Song) Auswahlbibliographie: Europa-Schrifttum 2004 (Matthias Schnettger).
Warfare in medieval times was never static or predictable - although there were ideals and conventions to follow, in the field commanders had to use their initiative and adapt to the needs of the moment. In this concise, wide-ranging study, Helen Nicholson provides the essential introductory guide to a fascinating subject. Medieval Warfare - surveys and summarises current debates and modern research into warfare throughout the whole of the medieval period across Europe - sets medieval warfare theory and practice firmly into context as a continuation and adaptation of practice under the Roman Empire, tracing its change and development across more than a millennium - considers military personnel, buildings and equipment, as well as the practice of warfare by land and sea
An engaging collection that probes at the existence of an early modern Eurasia
Diese Epoche des "christlichen Abendlandes" (11.-15. Jh.) ist geprägt von der großen Kirchenreform des 11. Jahrhunderts und den eindrücklichen Versuchen des Hoch- und Spätmittelalters, die Kirche zu gestalten, ein ursprüngliches christliches Leben zu führen und Glaubenswahrheiten zu durchdenken. Zugleich tun sich auch Abgründe an religiös motivierter Gewalt, an Gewissenszwang und an veräußerlichter Christlichkeit auf. Mit ihnen gelangt das kirchliche Universalsystem an seine Grenzen, so daß am Ende des Mittelalters das Reformverlangen von neuem an Intensität gewinnt.
From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.
Marked by C. Warren Hollister's clear historical vision and engaging teaching style, this classic text has been judiciously revised by Judith Bennett; the tenth edition includes greater coverage of Byzantium and Islam, a revised map program, a new essay program on medieval myths, and more. In his preface to the eighth edition, Professor Hollister wrote of his realization, while in college, that our world today "is a product of the medieval past." Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society.
Weaving the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, military, and other threads of Western civilization into a compelling story, BRIEF DISCOVERY EDITION of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Volume II, focuses on helping you enhance your study skills for success in this course and throughout your college career. Learning to analyze source material as you read the narrative will help you master the content of the course and interpret other materials and events you encounter in daily life.

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