The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages
950-1250 v. 2
Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages by Robert Fossier
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521266451
(246mm x 189mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a picture of daily life in the Middle Ages as it was experienced by ordinary people. Suitable for general readers, this title describes how these vulnerable people confronted life, from birth to death, including childhood, marriage, work, sex, food, illness, religion, and the natural world.
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