A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

By Barbara H. Rosenwein

© 2018

In this bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a dynamic narrative that is complemented by exquisite illustrations and maps. In the new edition, Rosenwein makes significant additions to the Islamic and Mediterranean material as well as to the coverage of Eurasian connections. The maps now show topographical differences as well as changes over time, eighteen new plates highlight the art and architecture of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds, and genealogies and the plans for a mosque are now included. New essays have also been added in order to introduce readers to the analysis of material culture.

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  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 384 pages
  • Illustrations: 93
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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In this bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a dynamic narrative that is complemented by exquisite illustrations and maps.

A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

By Barbara H. Rosenwein

© 2018

In this bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a dynamic narrative that is complemented by exquisite illustrations and maps. In the new edition, Rosenwein makes significant additions to the Islamic and Mediterranean material as well as to the coverage of Eurasian connections. The maps now show topographical differences as well as changes over time, eighteen new plates highlight the art and architecture of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds, and genealogies and the plans for a mosque are now included. New essays have also been added in order to introduce readers to the analysis of material culture.

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Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 384 pages
  • Illustrations: 93
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Barbara H. Rosenwein is Professor in the Department of History at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of several books, including Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages (2006), Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint, and Privileges of Immunity in Early Medieval Europe (1999), and Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World (second edition, 2014).
  • Table of contents

    List of Maps
    List of Plates
    List of Genealogies
    List of Figures
    Abbreviations, Date Conventions, Websites
    Acknowledgments

    1. Prelude: The Roman World Transformed (c.300–c.600)

    Part I: Three Cultures from One

    2. The Emergence of Sibling Cultures (c.600–c.750)

    Material Culture: Forging Medieval Swords

    3. Creating New Identities (c.750–c.900)

    4. Political Communities Reordered (c.900–c.1050)

    Material Culture: The Making of an Illuminated Manuscript

    Part II: Diverging Paths

    5. New Configurations (c.1050–c.1150)

    6. Institutionalizing Aspirations (c.1150–c.1250)

    7. Tensions and Reconciliations (c.1250–c.1350)

    Material Culture: The Development of Islamic Ceramics

    8. Catastrophe and Creativity (c.1350–c.1500)

    Sources
    Index

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