The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500

The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500

by Michael North
     
 

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Later medieval Europe saw a great deal of change and expansion of different kinds. This geographically broad textbook explores these events in a series of core chapters on the different countries, covering the Holy Roman Empire, East-Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. It looks not only at political history but also at economy, society, and culture, including

Overview

Later medieval Europe saw a great deal of change and expansion of different kinds. This geographically broad textbook explores these events in a series of core chapters on the different countries, covering the Holy Roman Empire, East-Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. It looks not only at political history but also at economy, society, and culture, including art, architecture, literature, and music.

 

North demonstrates that Europe did not consist of a core and periphery, but of different regions that had divergent developments, and makes sense of these various patterns of historical change. A review of current research debates also introduces readers to the most up-to-date discussions in the field.

 

This volume provides an excellent, clear, and comprehensive survey for students, while also throwing light on these societies from unexpected angles. It offers fresh perspectives on western Europe, comparing English with Scottish and Irish development, looking at the French monarchy in a social context, and incorporating Portugal into the discussion of the Iberian Peninsula.

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"The book has glorious features. No rival volume in English is so good at marshalling data from German scholarship."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719080203
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
Manchester Medieval Studies Series
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Michael North is Chair of Modern History at the University of Greifswald, Germany.

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