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

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

by Robert Bartlett
     
 

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. See more details below

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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.

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.
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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691032986
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/17/1993
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.58(d)

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