Medieval Civilization / Edition 1

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From the end of the Roman Empire and the development of the Early Church in the fifth century, to Black Death and The Hundred Years War in the fourteenth century, Slocum's authentic chronological narrative integrates a lucid and thorough discussion of politics, warfare, dynastic events, and the rise of the Church. Providing a narrative of the events and people of the time, Slocum pays special attention to socio-cultural history and medieval art and architecture. By interweaving primary sources into the narrative, A HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION brings medieval history to life through the voices of contemporary men and women of the time.

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I use Hollister (note from CB: Hollister has been the market-leader for 25 years). Slocum's ability to deconstruct pieces of art and architecture from a variety of perspectives (social, cultural, political, religious, and economic added significantly to the overall feel of the text and, I think, actually makes Slocum's a better text.

Slocum does not gloss over or marginalize non-Western societies or peoples. The text I have recently used devotes little attention to Islam and Muslins in Medieval Europe...which caused me to use additional material from other sources to make up for the imbalance.

The text has a achieved an excellent level of intermixture of political and socio-cultural history...The sections on women are especially poignant and are a welcome addition...I would certainly adopt this text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534610562
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/6/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kay Slocum is professor of history and Gerhold Professor of Humanities at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where she specializes in Gothic period and has a particular interest in medieval music. A winner of two university-wide teaching awards, Professor Slocum has also written numerous articles. Her most recent publication, a study of the liturgies composed for Thomas Becket, is forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES (500-1000). 1. The Foundations of Medieval Civilization. 2. The Successors of Rome. 3. The Emergence of Islam. 4. The Carolingian Empire. Part II: CENTRAL MIDDLE AGES (900-1200). 5. The Agricultural Revolution and the Rise of Feudal Society. 6. East and West: The Consolidation of Power (900-1150). 7. The Expansion of Christian Europe. 8. Romanesque Culture. 9. The 12th Century: Politics and Church. 10. The 12th Century Renaissance: Culture and Society. Part III: THE FLOWERING OF MEDEIVAL CULTURE (1200-1450). 11. Politics in the High Middle Ages. 12. New Currents in Religion. 13. Culture of the High Middle Ages. 14. The Traumatic 14th Century.

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