Europe: Hierarchy and Revolt: 1320-1450 / Edition 2

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This book provides a classic introduction to a key period in the history of Europe - the transition from medieval to Renaissance Europe." "In this updated edition, Professor Holmes traces the main political events as well as describing broader changes in social structure and culture. He reveals the interactions between politics, society and ideas that contributed to the problems and changes of this period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631213826
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/2000
  • Series: Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe Series , #2
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

George Holmes is Emeritus Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Souls College, University of Oxford. His previous books include The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy (1997 ), The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe (1990), Renaissance (1998), The Florentine Enlightenment 1400-1450 (1992), and Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy (1995).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Politics of Western Europe in the Fourteenth Century 5
The Netherlands 5
The Kingdom of France 10
The Hundred Years War: The First Phase to 1385 14
Germany and the Empire to 1378 30
Iberia 38
2 Italy, the Papacy and Europe 46
Italian Commerce 46
The City-State 52
The Avignon Papacy 59
Italian Politics to 1378 68
3 Economic and Social Forces 77
Population 77
Landlords 80
The Industrial and Commercial World 85
The Social Rebellions of the Fourteenth Century 93
4 The Fourteenth-Century World of Ideas 101
Universities and Courts 101
The Beginnings of Renaissance Ideas 108
Religious Movements 117
5 The Crisis of the Papacy and the Church 129
The Great Schism 129
The Age of the Councils 138
The First Reformation: The Hussite Movement 151
6 Europe and the World Beyond 167
Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire 167
The Beginnings of European Expansion 180
7 The Fifteenth-Century Crises of the Monarchies 187
France: The End of the Hundred Years War 187
Castile and Aragon 199
Germany and the Empire 203
8 Princes and Towns in the Netherlands and Italy 211
Valois Burgundy 211
Italian Politics 223
The Ideas of the Italian Renaissance 238
Map 1 France after the Treaty of Brerigny 1361 251
Map 2 Germany in 1378 252
Map 3 The Kingdoms of Late Medieval Iberia 253
Map 4 Italy about 1340 254
Map 5 The Levant about 1360 255
Map 6 France about 1430 256
Map 7 Italy in 1454 257
Tables of Rulers 259
1 The Popes 261
2 The Kings of France and England 262
3 The Luxemburg and Habsburg Families 263
4 The Kings of Castile and Aragon 264
5 The Angevins of Naples and Hungary 265
6 The Rulers of Milan 266
7 The Byzantine Emperors 267
8 The Valois Dukes of Burgundy 268
Further Reading 269
Index 276
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