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Europe and the Middle Ages, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Edward Peters

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 4, 2005

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For one/two-semester undergraduate courses in Medieval History.

This comprehensive, well-balanced historical survey of Medieval Europe—from Roman imperial provinces to the Renaissance—covers all aspects of the history (political, literary, religious, intellectual, etc.) with a focus on social and political themes. It presents a complete picture of the complex process by which an ecumenical civilization that once ringed the basin of the Mediterranean Sea, evolved into three other distinctive civilizations—Latin Europe, Greek Eastern Europe and Asia Minor, and Islam. This text differs from others on the subject in that it attempts to abolish traditional clichés regarding the Middle Ages and promotes critical thinking about our own time and society.

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Prologue: Europa: Myth and Landscape.

I. LATE MEDITERRANEAN ANTIQUITY AND EARLY NORTHERN EUROPE.

 1. The Beginning and End of the Roman Peace.

 2. Religion and Society in Late Antiquity.

 3. The Roman and Other Worlds Transformed.

II. TWO HEIRS OF THE ROMAN WORLD.

 4. The Making of Byzantine Civilization.

 5. The House of Islam.

III. THE EXPANDING LATIN WEST, 550-950.

 6. Rome and the West.

 7. Land, People, and Kings in Merovingian Francia.

 8. The Book and the Sword.

 9. Europe Emerges.

IV. CHRISTENDOM: AUTHORITY AND ENTERPRISE, 950-1100.

10. Material Civilization.

11. Power and Society.

12. Christendom East and West.

V. CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES, 1150-1325.

13. New Art and New Learning.

14. The Church and the World.

15. The Political Culture of Christian Europe.

16. Reason and Imagination in the Thirteenth Century.

VI. CHRISTENDOM AND EUROPE, 1325-1500.

17. Apocalypse Then? Crisis and Recovery in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.

18. Clergy and Laity.

19. Power and Order.

20. Frontiers and Horizons.

Epilogue: Empress Europa and her Ambassadors.

Appendix.

General Bibliography.

Index.

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