Readings in Medieval History, Volume II: The Later Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

Edited by Patrick J. Geary

© 2015

Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the medieval period is well-known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts—or whole documents wherever possible—from the most widely studied historical texts.

This much-anticipated fifth edition features a larger format, as well as enlarged type, to make the collection more reader-friendly. Study questions have been added at the end of each section to help students focus on key points in the text. Volume II includes new material on the Black Death as well as new readings on Western Europe and the Mongols. A color photo section has been added, introducing students to fascinating medieval art such as the two earliest images of Joan of Arc and the Sachsenspiegel.

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Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the medieval period is well-known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts—or whole documents wherever possible—from the most widely studied historical texts.

Readings in Medieval History, Volume II: The Later Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

Edited by Patrick J. Geary

© 2015

Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the medieval period is well-known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts—or whole documents wherever possible—from the most widely studied historical texts.

This much-anticipated fifth edition features a larger format, as well as enlarged type, to make the collection more reader-friendly. Study questions have been added at the end of each section to help students focus on key points in the text. Volume II includes new material on the Black Death as well as new readings on Western Europe and the Mongols. A color photo section has been added, introducing students to fascinating medieval art such as the two earliest images of Joan of Arc and the Sachsenspiegel.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 450 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.0in x 0.8in x 10.0in
  • Reviews

    This new edition is extremely welcome. Geary's collection was my favourite as an undergraduate, and I now use it in my own classes. Rather than the tiny and one-dimensional snippets found in other readers, this volume offers generous portions of sources, or even their entirety. In reading these sources, students learn the craft of the historian: to piece together the meaning of text, to understand the author's voice and motives, and to be surprised (and delighted) by a text's many details and idiosyncrasies.
    Richard M. Pollard, University of British Columbia

    The best collection of medieval documents in print.
    A.J. Andrea, University of Vermont

    Students are introduced to the richness of medieval evidence and can engage with the personalities who produced it in a way that encourages further study and reflection on the Middle Ages.
    Nicholas Everett, University of Toronto

    Provides an excellent selection of complete texts or substantial extracts from key primary sources, helpfully grouped thematically and illustrating many current issues in modern historical study... an invaluable introduction.
    Rosamond McKitterick, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
  • Author Information

    Patrick J. Geary is Professor of Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author and editor of numerous books on medieval history.
  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Monasticism
    21. Cluniac Charters
    The Foundation Charter of Cluny
    Charters of the Grossi Family
    22. Miracles of Saint Foy
    23. Anselm Proslogion
    24. Bernard of Clairvaux Sermons on the Song of Songs
    25. Guibert of Nogent Memoirs

    Lords and Vassals
    26. Fulbert of Chartres Letter to William of Aquitaine
    27. Hugh of Lusignan Agreement between Lord and Vassal
    28. Galbert of Bruges The Murder of Charles the Good

    The First Crusade
    29. Four Accounts
    Fulcher of Chartres
    Solomon Bar Simson
    Ibn Al-Athir
    Anna Comnena

    The Fourth Lateran Council
    30. Canons of the Fourth Lateran Council, 1215

    The Mendicants
    31. The Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi
    32. Clare of Assisi Testament
    33. Canonization Process of St. Dominic
    34. Thomas of Cantimpré Defense of the Mendicants
    35. St. Thomas Aquinas On the Proofs of God's Existence

    Church and Society in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
    36. Jacques Fournier Inquisition Records
    37. Marsilius of Padua Discourses
    38. The Book of Margery Kempe
    39. The Black Death
    Gabriele de' Mussis
    Ralph of Shrewsbury
    Flores Temporum
    Ordinance of Laborers

    The Empire
    40. Liudprand of Cremona A Chronicle of Otto's Reign
    41. Pope Gregory VII and King Henry IV the Investiture Controversy
    42. The Concordat of Worms
    43. Otto of Freising The Deeds of Frederick Barbarossa
    44. The Saxon Mirror (Sachsenspiegel)
    45. Emperor Charles IV Autobiography

    Poland
    46. The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
    47. The Chronicle of Thietmar of Merseburg

    France
    48. Joinville Life of St. Louis
    49. Enquêts of King Louis IX
    50. Jean Froissart Chronicles
    51. The Trial of Joan of Arc

    England
    52. Domesday Book
    53. Richard fitz Nigel Dialogue of the Exchequer
    54. Accounts of the Exchequer: An Example
    55. Magna Carta
    The Articles of the Barons, June 15, 1215
    Magna Carta, 1215
    Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta Null and Void, August 24, 1215
    Magna Carta, 1216
    56. Royal Courts of England: The Huntingdonshire Eyre of 1286
    57. A Medieval English Village: Plans of Wharram Percy

    The Iberian Peninsula
    58. Fuero de Cuenca
    59. Las Siete Partidas

    Italy
    60. Giovanni Scriba Notary Book
    61. Dialogues of Catherine of Siena
    62. Florence: Catasto of 1427
    63. Gregorio Dati Diary

    Western Europe and the Mongols
    64. The Journey of William of Rubruck
    65. The Travels of Marco Polo

    Glossary
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