The Penguin History of Medieval Europe
By (author) Maurice Keen
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Penguin History of Medieval Europe by Maurice Keen
Book DescriptionThis is a fascinating, three-dimensional picture of the politics, society and religion of medieval Europe, the age that had as its great theme the unity of Christendom. Maurice Keen examines tribal wars, the Crusades, the growth of trade and the shifting patterns of community life as villages grew into towns and towns into sizeable cities. He explores how Papal victories, by blurring the distinction between temporal and spiritual matters, eventually undermined the spiritual authority of the Church. And he discusses how the Hundred Years War escalated from a feudal dispute into a full-scale national conflict, until, by the mid-fifteenth century, changing economic and social conditions had transformed the unity of Christendom into merely a pious phrase.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140136302
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maurice Keen
Laws of War in the Late Middle Ages, Hardback (September 2015)
Reprint of the edition published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, and the University of Toronto Press, in 1965.
Outlaws of Medieval Legend, Hardback (December 2000)
This fascinating book explains the popularity of the likes of Robin Hood and William Wallace, and many other lesser known rogues, and how their stories appealed to the common people of the Middle Ages.
Medieval Warfare, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Maurice Keen
This account of the great confrontations of medieval Europe (c.700-1500) examines major developments in the methods of warfare from the time of Charlemagne through to the end of the Crusades.
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Author Biography - Maurice Keen
Maurice Keen is Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, where he lectured in medieval history from 1961 to 2000.
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