The Two Cities
Medieval Europe, 1050-1320 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Malcolm Barber
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Two Cities by Malcolm Barber
Book DescriptionFirst 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415174152
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malcolm Barber
Crusader States, Paperback (September 2014)
When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from control of the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God's favour. This book is devoted to the resulting settlements, that developed around the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and survived until Richard the Lionheart's departure in 1192.
Trial of the Templars, Paperback (March 2012)
Barber's classic account endeavours to tackle the unresolved controversies surrounding the consequences of the trial.
New Knighthood, Paperback (March 2012)
Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates myth from history in this full and detailed account of the Order.
Templars, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Malcolm Barber
This unique collection of translated sources offers a valuable insight into the lives of those who joined, supported and attacked this most fascinating and enigmatic of institutions. This book charts the origins of the Order through to the circumstances of its suppression and dissolution.
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Author Biography - Malcolm Barber
Malcolm Barber is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reading. His many books include The Templars, The Cathars and The New Knighthood, A History of the Order of the Temple.
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