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Medieval Europe: A Short History / Edition 10

Medieval Europe: A Short History / Edition 10

by C. Warren Hollister, Judith Bennett


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Medieval Europe: A Short History / Edition 10

Marked by C. Warren Hollister's clear historical vision and engaging teaching style, this classic text has been judiciously revised by Judith Bennett; the tenth edition includes greater coverage of Byzantium and Islam, a revised map program, a new essay program on medieval myths, and more. In his preface to the eighth edition, Professor Hollister wrote of his realization, while in college, that our world today "is a product of the medieval past." Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society.

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ISBN-13: 9780072955156
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 03/02/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

C. Warren Hollister was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received his BA from Harvard University and his MA and PhD from UCLA. A Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the Royal Historical Society (London), the Medieval Academy of Ireland, the Australian National University, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and Merton College, Oxford, he was founder and past president of the Charles Homer Haskins Society and served as President of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, the Medieval Association of the Pacific, the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, the North American Conference on British Studies, and was 1984 Centennial Program Chair of the American Historical Association, Chair of the University of California Press Editorial Board, and Chair of the national Development Committee for the College Board Advanced Placement Test in European History.

Professor Hollister’s many books have run through more than thirty editions and have been translated into several languages. He has also written some fifty articles on medieval history. Professor Hollister has served on numerous editorial boards, including Albion, the American Historical Review, the Journal of British Studies, and the Journal of Mediaeval History. Among Professor Hollister’s other honors were the Centennial Lectureship of the University of Georgia, the 1987 Denis Bethell Memorial Lectureship of the Medieval Academy of Ireland (Dublin), the 1988 Wilkinson Memorial Lectureship of the University of Toronto, the 1990 Lansdowne Lectureship of the University of Victoria, the 1996 Wei Lun Visiting Professorship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Triennial Book Prize of the Conference on British Studies, the E. Harris Harbison National Award for Distinguished Teaching (Princeton University), and the UC Santa Barbara Faculty Teaching Prize.

Judith M. Bennett teaches medieval history and women's history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is Martha Nell Hardy Distinguished Professor. Educated at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Toronto, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, she is the author of numerous books and articles about peasants, women, and families in the Middle Ages. Professor Bennett's research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and numerous other agencies. She has held lectureships in Australia and England, as well as the United States. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, she has held offices in such professional organizations as the Medieval Academy of America, the North American Conference on British Studies, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Professor Bennett has received several awards for her scholarly books and articles, and she is also an acclaimed teacher at UNC-CH, where she has won a top teaching award and is now a fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Early Middle Ages: The Birth of Europe, 500-1000

Chapter 1: Rome Becomes Christian, c. 31 B.C.E.–430 C.E.

Chapter 2: Barbarian Settlement in the West, c. 400–500

Chapter 3: Early Western Christendom, c. 500–700

Chapter 4: Neighbors: Byzantium and Islam, c. 500–1000

Chapter 5: Carolingian Europe, c. 700–850

Chapter 6: Division, Invasion, and Reorganization, c. 800–1000

Part II: The Central Middle Ages: Reform, Revival, and Expansion, 1000-1300

Chapter 7: Economic Takeoff and Social Change, c. 1000–1300

Chapter 8: New Paths to God, c. 1000–1250

Chapter 9: Conquests, Crusades, and Persecutions, c. 1100–1300

Chapter 10: Worlds in Collision: Papacy and Holy Roman Empire, c. 1125–1300

Chapter 11: States in the Making: England and France, c. 1050–1300

Chapter 12: Literature, Art, and Thought, c. 1000–1300

Part III: The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Creativity, 1300-1500

Chapter 13: Famine, Plague, and Recovery, c. 1300–1500

Chapter 14: Toward the Sovereign State, c. 1300–1500

Chapter 15: Diversity and Dynamism in Late Medieval Culture, c. 1300–1500



Appendix: Some Popes and Monarchs of Medieval Europe

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pkhardy on LibraryThing 10 days ago
A fairly easy read, this is the standard textbook for medieval European survey courses. I prefer Cook & Herzman's The Medieval World View, though, for putting everything going on in the period in its intellectual context.
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