Medieval Europe and the World
From Late Antiquity to Modernity, 400-1500
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Medieval Europe and the World by Robin W. Winks
Book DescriptionThis brief but comprehensive textbook covers the history of the time period known as the Middle Ages. Beginning with the rise of Christianity in the West, and ending with the crises that shook Europe and Byzantium in the fifteenth century, the text serves as an excellent guide to one of the most complex and creative periods the world has ever known. The narrative discusses events in Europe alongside the spread of Islam and the rise and fall of the Byzantium Empire. While the text gives ample coverage to political events, an equal emphasis is placed on social and cultural developments of the time. The authors give careful attention to such things as the daily life of peasants, the rise of urban societies, and the changing status of women. Numerous illustrations bring the history to life. With nine maps, a chronological table, and a detailed list of suggested further readings, this is the perfect text for undergraduate courses in Medieval history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195156942
(233mm x 154mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robin W. Winks
Europe, Paperback (August 2005)
Examines the tumultuous history of Europe from the end of World War II. This book covers the Cold War, decolonization, and major developments in the arts and sciences, as well as Europe's reaction to the events of September 11, 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is useful for undergraduate courses on the history of Europe since 1945.
Europe and the Making of Modernity, Paperback (May 2005)
Chronicles the political, economic, and social changes that revolutionized Europe during the nineteenth century. This text facilitates assignment of supplemental readings. It includes chronologies, reading lists, maps, and illustrations for ease of reference. This text is useful for any undergraduate course on 19th-Century European history.
Ancient Mediterranean World, Hardback (February 2004)
A concise overview of the growth of Mediterranean civilizations from Paleolithic times through the rise of Muhammad in the 7th century. The book surveys ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, and examines life in various Roman provinces. It ends with a discussion of the rise of Christianity.
Europe, 1648-1815, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Robin W. Winks
'Europe, 1648-1815' surveys the political, economic, social, and cultural events of the period, from the rise of absolutism to the campaigns of Napoleon, from the creation of a European empire in the Americas to the controversies of the Enlightenment. It contains numerous illustrations, selections from primary sources, and an updated bibliography.
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