The Central Middle Ages

Europe 950-1320

Author: Daniel Power

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199253110

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7961

This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series traces the history of Europe in the central middle ages (c.950-1320), an age of far-reaching change for the continent. Seven expert contributors consider the history of this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious and intellectual history. - ;The period from the late tenth to the early fourteenth centuries was one of the most dynamic in European history. Latin Christendom found a new confidence which has left its mark upon the landscape in the form of the great cathedrals and castles, w.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Author: George Holmes

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854353

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 9491

'The individual chapters are scholarly and up to the minute, without loss of accessibility or pace. The illustrations are many, apposite and refreshingly unhackneyed.' -Times Literary Supplement

A Millennium of Cultural Contact

Author: Alistair Paterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315435721

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9048

Alistair Paterson has written a comprehensive textbook detailing the millennium of cultural contact between European societies and those of the rest of the world. Beginning with the Norse intersection with indigenous peoples of Greenland, Paterson uses case studies and regional overviews to describe the various patterns by which European groups influenced, overcame, and were resisted by the populations of Africa, the Americas, East Asia, Oceania, and Australia. Based largely on the evidence of archaeology, he is able to detail the unique interactions at many specific points of contact and display the wide variations in exploration, conquest, colonization, avoidance, and resistance at various spots around the globe. Paterson’s broad, student-friendly treatment of the history and archaeology of the last millennium will be useful for courses in historical archaeology, world history, and social change.

An Agrarian History of Portugal, 1000-2000

Economic Development on the European Frontier

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004311521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 6666

This book follows the renovation of European economic history towards a more unified interpretation of sources of growth and stagnation. It looks at Portuguese agricultural development across the second Millennium, showing a sector that was often adaptive and dynamic. Portugal’s economic backwardness was not overcome at the end of the period, but that is now only part of the story.

The Enigma of the Origin of Portolan Charts

A Geodetic Analysis of the Hypothesis of a Medieval Origin

Author: Roel Nicolai

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004285121

Category: History

Page: 570

View: 733

The enigmatic nautical charts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, known as portolan charts, which suddenly appeared in Italy in the thirteenth century are shown to be sophisticated maps the construction of which was well beyond medieval European mapping capabilities.

The Making of the Middle Ages

Author: Richard William Southern

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300002300

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1852

This is an absorbing study of the main personalities and the influences that molded the history of Western Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth century. Southern describes the chief forms of social, political, and religious organization.

Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy

Lessons from Medieval Trade

Author: Avner Greif

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521480444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 503

View: 1707

This 2006 book presents a unifying concept of the term institution.

Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Author: Alan Harding

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019821958X

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 7730

The state is the most powerful and contested of political ideas, loved for its promise of order but hated for its threat of coercion. In this broad-ranging new study, Alan Harding challenges the orthodoxy that there was no state in the Middle Ages, arguing instead that it was precisely then that the concept acquired its force. He explores how the word 'state' was used by medieval rulers and their ministers and connects the growth of the idea of the state with the development of systemsfor the administration of justice and the enforcement of peace. He shows how these systems provided new models for government from the centre, successfully in France and England but less so in Germany. The courts and legislation of French and English kings are described establishing public order, defining rights to property and liberty, and structuring commonwealths by 'estates'. In the final chapters the author reveals how the concept of the state was taken up by political commentators inthe wars of the later Middle Ages and the Reformation Period, and how the law-based 'state of the king and the kingdom' was transformed into the politically dynamic 'modern state'.

Frontiers in Question

Eurasian Borderlands, 700–1700

Author: Daniel Power,Naomi Standen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349274399

Category: Asia

Page: 320

View: 1435

The Formation of a Persecuting Society

Authority and Deviance in Western Europe 950-1250

Author: Robert I. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172428

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7372

The tenth to the thirteenth centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the Inquisition, the expropriation and mass murder of Jews, and the propagation of elaborate measures to segregate lepers from the healthy and curtail their civil rights. These were traditionally seen as distinct and separate developments, and explained in terms of the problems which their victims presented to medieval society. In this stimulating book, first published in 1987 and now widely regarded as a a classic in medieval history, R. I. Moore argues that the coincidences in the treatment of these and other minority groups cannot be explained independently, and that all are part of a pattern of persecution which now appeared for the first time to make Europe become, as it has remained, a persecuting society. In this new edition, R. I. Moore updates and extends his original argument with a new, final chapter, “A Persecuting Society”. Here and in a new preface and critical bibliography, he considers the impact of a generation’s research and refines his conception of the “persecuting society” accordingly, addressing criticisms of the first edition.

A History of Inner Asia

Author: Svat Soucek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521657044

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 7959

The history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam to the present day.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy

Author: George Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192854445

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 5163

Traces the history of Italy from the Roman Empire to the present, and examines the connections between Italian society, politics, and culture.

The New Cambridge Medieval History

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521362924

Category: Europe

Page: 1082

View: 1801

The Metabolic Ghetto

An Evolutionary Perspective on Nutrition, Power Relations and Chronic Disease

Author: Jonathan Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 622

View: 2606

A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of nutrition in generating hierarchical societies and cultivating a global epidemic of chronic diseases.

Instructor's Edition for World Civilization

A Brief History

Author: Spielvogel

Publisher: Thomson

ISBN: 9780534587109

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 672

View: 5648

The West

Encounters & Transformations

Author: Brian P. Levack,Edward Muir,Meredith Veldman

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: History

Page: 965

View: 1226

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in the History of Western Civilization. The West: Encounters & Transformations takes a new approach to telling the story of Western civilization. Rather than looking at Western civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the West—how the definition of the West has evolved and has been transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West.

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

Author: Ian McNeil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134981643

Category: Reference

Page: 1088

View: 1254

* 22 sections cover the entire field of the history of technology and each section summarises the development of its subject from the earliest times to the present day * Written without unnecessary jargon * 2 extensive indexes of Names and Topics * Usefully illustrated with 150 black & white photographs and line drawings to explain key advances `Contain[s] a vast amount of reliable information over a very wide field. It is certainly a work of which I shall myself make frequent use ... it deserves to find a place ... in every reference library.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `The coverage is excellent ... a most valuable single-volume source which for its comprehensiveness and ease of reference will earn its place in both specialist and general reference collections.' - Reference Reviews `Informative and comprehensive, remarkable in its coverage ... covers every aspect of technology from the Stone Age to the Space Age ... will undoubtedly help readers to get a grip on and feel of an enormous range of subjects ... An invaluable and practical addition to most office bookshelves or libraries.' - New Civil Engineer `The authors represented in this book are to be congratulated for their readable and reliable surveys of the past and present status of the major areas where mankind has harnessed science for the production of useful products and processes.' - Choice

Courting Disaster

Astrology At The English Court And University In The Later Middle

Author: Hilary M Carey,Florin Curta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349218006

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 4293

The Crest of the Peacock

Non-European Roots of Mathematics (Third Edition)

Author: George Gheverghese Joseph

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135267

Category: Mathematics

Page: 561

View: 2730

"Enthralling ... After reading it, we cannot see the past in the same comforting haze of age-old stories, faithfully and uncritically retold from teacher to pupil down the years ... Invaluable for mathematics teachers at all levels."--New Scientist.