The Middle Ages

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In this single indispensable volume, one of America’s ranking scholars combines a life’s work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration. Both authoriatative and beautifully told, THE MIDDLE AGES is the full story of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance—a time that saw the rise of kings and emperors, the flowering of knighthood, the development of Europe, the increasing power of the Church, and the advent of the middle class. With exceptional grace and wit, Morris Bishop ...

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Overview

In this single indispensable volume, one of America’s ranking scholars combines a life’s work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration. Both authoriatative and beautifully told, THE MIDDLE AGES is the full story of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance—a time that saw the rise of kings and emperors, the flowering of knighthood, the development of Europe, the increasing power of the Church, and the advent of the middle class. With exceptional grace and wit, Morris Bishop vividly reconstructs this distinctive era of European history in a work that will inform and delight scholars and general readers alike.

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"Mr. Bishop . . . says here almost everything of transcending importance about the Middle Ages and says it better than it has been said before."—LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL
Louisville Courier-Journal
Mr. Bishop . . . says here almost everything of transcending importance about the Middle Ages and says it better than it has been said before.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618057030
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: American Heritage Library Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 379,871
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Long Dark 6
II The High Middle Ages 40
III Knights in Battle 76
IV The Noble's Life 108
V An Age of Faith 142
VI Towns and Trade 176
VII The Life of Labor 208
VIII The Life of Thought 236
IX The Artists' Legacy 268
X End of an Era 294
Picture Credits 329
Index 331
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