A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume II: From c.900 to c.1500, Fourth Edition

By Barbara H. Rosenwein

© 2014

Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by full-color plates, maps, and genealogies. The fourth edition begins with an essay entitled "Why the Middle Ages Matter Today," and the book now covers East Central Europe in some depth. New plates and maps have been added along with a new "Seeing the Middle Ages" feature. The sections for further reading have been updated, and ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).

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Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative.

A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume II: From c.900 to c.1500, Fourth Edition

By Barbara H. Rosenwein

© 2014

Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by full-color plates, maps, and genealogies. The fourth edition begins with an essay entitled "Why the Middle Ages Matter Today," and the book now covers East Central Europe in some depth. New plates and maps have been added along with a new "Seeing the Middle Ages" feature. The sections for further reading have been updated, and ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.0in x 0.6in x 10.0in
  • Reviews

    The latest edition of A Short History of the Middle Ages has everything you want in a medieval survey text: the narrative is pithy, the maps are plentiful, and visual culture is fully integrated into the historical context with numerous, beautiful reproductions. Simplified genealogies are presented alongside the discussion of dynasties, as well as in the appendix, and there are useful summaries of key events at the end of each chapter. It is a rare gem of a book that is sure to satisfy the needs and please the minds of students and instructors.
    Barbara E. Logan, University of Wyoming

    A Short History of the Middle Ages fully embraces the eastern portions of the European continent and the wider context of the Byzantine and Muslim Mediterranean worlds, making Rosenwein's dynamic account of the fitful emergence of medieval Europe the best on the market. The wonderfully rendered illustrations are deployed as learning tools and are intimately integrated into the book's smart yet accessible narrative. Timelines, maps, genealogies, and the accompanying website enhance learning and teaching.
    John J. Contreni, Purdue University

    The medieval world comes alive in this outstanding volume that engages students with a compelling historical narrative. Rosenwein's expert vision integrates exquisite illustrations and beautiful maps into a text that ably meets the instructor's academic demands. Well-researched and wide-ranging coverage of religious, cultural, regional, political, and social developments explode myths of a closed and colorless medieval world. A Short History of the Middle Ages is a real gem that blends utter readability with an impressive mastery of scholarship that will encourage further study.
    Janice Liedl, Laurentian University
  • 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
    Why the Middle Ages Matter Today
    Acknowledgments

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

    5. The Expansion of Europe (c.1050-c.1150)

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

    7. Discordant Harmonies (c.1250-c.1350)

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

    Epilogue
    Glossary
    Appendix: Lists
         Late Roman Emperors
         Byzantine Emperors
         Popes and Antipopes to 1500
         Caliphs
         Ottoman Emirs and Sultans
    Sources
    Index

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