The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 7: c.1415-c.1500

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This seventh volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the last century (interpreted broadly) of the traditional Western Middle Ages. It takes account of much new research and modern, interdisciplinary approaches to the study and writing of history to present a broad view of late medieval society across Europe. It deals with ideas about government, social and economic change and development, the world of the spirit, as well as the history of individual countries, in many of which the powers of central government were greatly extended.

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"...this is an important work for general readers and undergraduates." David S. Sefton, History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521382960
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: New Cambridge Medieval History Series , #7
  • Pages: 1072
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 2.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of maps; List of genealogical tables; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Part I. Government: 1. Politics: theory and practice Jean-Philippe Genet; 2. Representation (since the thirteenth century) Wim Blockmans; Popes and councils Antony Black; Part II. Economic and Social Developments: 4. The European nobility Philippe Contamine; 5. Rural Europe Christopher Dyer; 6. Urban Europe Barrie Dobson; 7. Commerce and trade Wendy Childs; 8. War Christopher Allmand; 9. Exploration and discovery Felipe Fernàndez-Armesto; Part III. Spiritual, Cultural and Artistic Life: 10. Religious belief and practice Francis Rapp; 11. Schools and universities Jacques Verger; 12. Humanism Robert Black; 13. Manuscripts and books Malcolm Vale; 14. The beginning of printing David McKitterick; 15. Architecture and painting Paul Crossley; 16. Music Gareth Curtis; Part IV. The Development of European States: 17. Germany and the Empire Tom Scott; 18. Hus, the Hussites and Bohemia John Klassen; 19. France (a) France at the end of the Hundred Years War (c. 1420–1461) Malcolm Vale; (b) The recovery of France, 1450–1520 Bernard Chevalier; 20. Burgundy Bertrand Schnerb; 21. England (a) Lancastrian England Edward Powell (b) Yorkist and early Tudor England Rosemary Horrox; 22. The Celtic world (a) Ireland Art Cosgrove (b) Scotland: 1406–1513 Jenny Wormald; 23. Italy (a) the northern Italian states Michael Mallett (b) The papal states and the kingdom of Naples Alan Ryder; 24. The Iberian peninsula (a) Aragon Mario Del Treppo (b) Castile and Navarre Angus MacKay (c) Portugal, Armindo de Sousa; 25. The Swiss Confederation Roger Sablonier; 26. The states of Scandinavia c. 1390–c. 1536 Thomas Riis; 27. Hungary: crown and estates Janos Bak; 28. The kingdom of Poland and the grand duchy of Lithuania, 1370–1506 Aleksander Gieysztor; Russia Nancy Shields Kollmann; 30. Byzantium: the Roman Orthodox world, 1393–1492 Anthony Bryer; 31. The Latin east Anthony Luttrell; 32. The Ottoman world Elizabeth Zachariadou; Conclusion Christopher Allmand; Appendix: genealogical tables; Primary sources and secondary works arranged by chapter; General index.

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