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The Medieval World

Edited by: Peter Linehan , Janet L. Nelson , Marios Costambeys

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138848689
eBook ISBN: 9781315102511
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315102511
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Book description

Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period.

This second edition includes six additional chapters, covering the Byzantine empire, illuminated manuscripts, the 'ésprit laïque' of the late middle ages, saints and martyrs, the papal chancery and scholastic thought. Chapters are arranged thematically within four parts:

1. Identities, Selves and Others

2. Beliefs, Social Values and Symbolic Order

3. Power and Power Structures

4. Elites, Organisations and Groups

The Medieval World presents the reader with an authoritative account of original scholarship across the medieval millennium and provides essential reading for all students of the subject.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Courts in East and West Download PDF
Chapter  3:  At the Spanish frontier  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Muslims in Christian Iberia, 1000–1526 Download PDF
Chapter  5:  How many medieval Europes? The ‘Pagans’ of Hungary and Regional Diversity in Christendom Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Christians, barbarians and monsters Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The empire of Byzantium Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The establishment of medieval hermeticism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  What the crusades meant to Europe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The crusades and the persecution of the Jews Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Imagines historiarum Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Strange eventful histories Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Political rituals and political imagination in the medieval west from the fourth century to the eleventh  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Modern mythologies of medieval chivalry Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The unique favour of penance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gender negotiations in France during the central middle ages Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Symbolism and medieval religious thought Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sexuality in the middle ages Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sin, crime and the pleasures of the flesh Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Through a glass darkly Download PDF
Chapter  21:  À la recherchE de l’ésprit laïque in the late middle ages Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Saints and martyrs in late medieval religious culture Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The corpse in the middle ages Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The crucifixion and the censorship of art around 1300 Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Space, culture and kingdoms in early medieval Europe Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The outward look Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Powerful women in the early middle ages Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Perceptions of an early medieval urban landscape Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Assembly politics in western Europe from the eighth century to the twelfth Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Beyond the comune  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Trans-Saharan trade and Islam Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Medieval law Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Rulers and justice, 1200–1500 Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The king’s counsellors’ two faces Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Fullness of power? Popes, bishops and the polity of the church 1215–1517 Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The papal chancery Download PDF
Chapter  37:  A new legal cosmos Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Medieval monasticism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Aspects of the early medieval peasant economy as revealed in the polyptych of Prüm  Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Privilege in medieval societies from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries, or: How the exception proves the rule Download PDF
Chapter  41:  What did the twelfth-century renaissance mean? Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The English parish and its clergy in the thirteenth century Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Everyday life and elites in the later middle ages Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Scholastic thought in humanist guise Download PDF
Chapter  45:  On 1500 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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