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The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350 / Edition 1

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Overview

From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe in the Middle Ages was as much a product of a process of conquest and colonization as it was later a colonizer.

This provocative book shows that Europe in the Middle Ages was as much a product of a process of conquest and colonization as it was later a colonizer. "Will be of great interest to. . . . (those) interested in cultural transformation, colonialism, racism, the Crusades, or holy wars in general. . . ."--William C. Jordan, Princeton University. 12 halftones, 12 maps, 6 diagrams.

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Editorial Reviews

Guardian
Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the problems of Europe today.
— Keith Thomas
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
. . . a useful and illuminating book, marked by breadth of outlook, impressive erudition, and a convincing discussion of the principal forces contributing to the "making of Europe" between the tenth and the fourteenth centuries.
The New York Review of Books
The most stimulating and well-written reassessment of medieval Europe that has appeared for many years.
— Eric Christiansen
The Times Literary Supplement
Bartlett amasses a wealth of documentation and, unlike other authors, he weaves a rich tapestry of colourful incidents, personalities, and contemporary comment.... A masterful survey of the forces that shaped the West.
— Theodore K. Rabb
The New Leader
An absolutely first-rate book.... Bartlett has elucidated the making not only of Europe but of our own country and of the modern world as a whole.
— Roger Draper
History: Reviews of New Books
The Making of Europe is an important book. . . . This excellent discussion of medieval colonial expansion is much overdue. . . . [It] goes a long way toward understanding what is meant by the European mindset and sheds some light on why this mindset spread into the far corners of the globe.
— Madelyn B. Dick
History: Reviews of New Books

The Making of Europe is an important book. . . . This excellent discussion of medieval colonial expansion is much overdue. . . . [It] goes a long way toward understanding what is meant by the European mindset and sheds some light on why this mindset spread into the far corners of the globe.
— Madelyn B. Dick
The New York Review of Books - Eric Christiansen
The most stimulating and well-written reassessment of medieval Europe that has appeared for many years.
The Times Literary Supplement - Theodore K. Rabb
Bartlett amasses a wealth of documentation and, unlike other authors, he weaves a rich tapestry of colourful incidents, personalities, and contemporary comment.... A masterful survey of the forces that shaped the West.
The New Leader - Roger Draper
An absolutely first-rate book.... Bartlett has elucidated the making not only of Europe but of our own country and of the modern world as a whole.
Guardian - Keith Thomas
Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the problems of Europe today.
History: Reviews of New Books - Madelyn B. Dick
The Making of Europe is an important book. . . . This excellent discussion of medieval colonial expansion is much overdue. . . . [It] goes a long way toward understanding what is meant by the European mindset and sheds some light on why this mindset spread into the far corners of the globe.
From the Publisher
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1993

"The most stimulating and well-written reassessment of medieval Europe that has appeared for many years."—Eric Christiansen, The New York Review of Books

"Bartlett amasses a wealth of documentation and, unlike other authors, he weaves a rich tapestry of colourful incidents, personalities, and contemporary comment.... A masterful survey of the forces that shaped the West."—Theodore K. Rabb, The Times Literary Supplement

"An absolutely first-rate book.... Bartlett has elucidated the making not only of Europe but of our own country and of the modern world as a whole."—Roger Draper, The New Leader

"Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the problems of Europe today."—Keith Thomas, Guardian

The Making of Europe is an important book. . . . This excellent discussion of medieval colonial expansion is much overdue. . . . [It] goes a long way toward understanding what is meant by the European mindset and sheds some light on why this mindset spread into the far corners of the globe."—Madelyn B. Dick, History: Reviews of New Books

. . . a useful and illuminating book, marked by breadth of outlook, impressive erudition, and a convincing discussion of the principal forces contributing to the "making of Europe" between the tenth and the fourteenth centuries."Journal of Interdisciplinary History

History: Reviews of New Books
The Making of Europe is an important book. . . . This excellent discussion of medieval colonial expansion is much overdue. . . . [It] goes a long way toward understanding what is meant by the European mindset and sheds some light on why this mindset spread into the far corners of the globe.
— Madelyn B. Dick
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
. . . a useful and illuminating book, marked by breadth of outlook, impressive erudition, and a convincing discussion of the principal forces contributing to the "making of Europe" between the tenth and the fourteenth centuries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691037806
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/1994
  • Edition description: 1st Princeton Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 447
  • Sales rank: 373,431
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Figures and Tables
List of Plates
Acknowledgements
A Note on References
Introduction 1
1 The Expansion of Latin Christendom 5
2 The Aristocratic Diaspora 24
3 Military Technology and Political Power 60
4 The Image of the Conqueror 85
5 The Free Village 106
6 The New Landscape 133
7 Colonial Towns and Colonial Traders 167
8 Race Relations on the Frontiers of Latin Europe (1): Language and Law 197
9 Race Relations on the Frontiers of Latin Europe (2): Power and Blood 221
10 The Roman Church and the Christian People 243
11 The Europeanization of Europe 269
12 The Political Sociology of Europe after the Expansion 292
List of Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography 315
Notes 317
Bibliography of Works Cited 385
Index 417
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