The Penguin History of Medieval Europe

The Penguin History of Medieval Europe

by Maurice Keen




A comprehensive, general survey of Europe from the ruins of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Turks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140136302
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/12/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maurice Keen (1933–2012) was a notable historian of the late Middle Ages. Keen was best known for his book Chivalry, which won the Wolfson History Prize. He was also the author of English Society in the Later Middle Ages, 1348–1500 and The History of Medieval Europe. He is survived by his wife and their three children.

Table of Contents

1. The Middle Ages and Their Heritage: The Idea of the Unity of Christendom
Section One (c. 800-c. 1046)
2. The Revival of Empire: Charlemagne to Henry III
3. Serfdom and Feudalism
4. Religious and Political Ideals
Section Two (c. 1046-c. 1216)
5. Empire and Papacy: The Beginning of the Struggle
6. The Expansion of Europe
7. New Movements in Thought and Letters
8. The Twelfth-Century Revolution in Government
9. The Crusades
10. Innocent III: The Papacy Triumphant
Section III (c. 1216-c. 1330)
11. The Universities and the Friars: St. Thomas, St. Francis, and Abbot Joachim
12. The Struggle of the Popes and the Hohenstaufen
13. The Crusade in the Thirteenth Century
14. France and England: The Growth of National Communities
15. Boniface VIII and the Onset of Crisis in the Church
Section Four (c. 1330-c. 1460)
16. Economic and Social Development in the Later Middle Ages
17. The Hundred Years War
18. Politics and Political Society in an Age of Wars
19. Upheaval in the Church: Avignon, the Great Schism and the Councils
20. Europe and the Infidel After the Crusades
21. Epilogue: The Break with Traditional Attitudes
Appendix: Tables of the Royal Houses and Popes

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