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The Resource Medieval Europe, Chris Wickham

Medieval Europe, Chris Wickham

Label
Medieval Europe
Title
Medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
Chris Wickham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne's reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D117
LC item number
.W53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Medieval Europe, Chris Wickham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new look at the Middle Ages -- Rome and its Western successors, 500-750 -- Crisis and transformation in the East, 500-850/1000 -- The Carolingian experiment, 750-1000 -- The expansion of Christian Europe, 500-1100 -- Reshaping Western Europe, 1000-1150 -- The long economic boom, 950-1300 -- The ambiguities of political reconstruction, 1150-1300 -- 1204 : the failure of alternatives -- Defining society : gender and community in late medieval Europe -- Money, war and death, 1350-1500 -- Rethinking politics, 1350-1500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 335 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300208344
Lccn
2016018675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300208344
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945564293
  • 1258694
  • (OCoLC)ocn945564293
  • 1258694
Label
Medieval Europe, Chris Wickham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new look at the Middle Ages -- Rome and its Western successors, 500-750 -- Crisis and transformation in the East, 500-850/1000 -- The Carolingian experiment, 750-1000 -- The expansion of Christian Europe, 500-1100 -- Reshaping Western Europe, 1000-1150 -- The long economic boom, 950-1300 -- The ambiguities of political reconstruction, 1150-1300 -- 1204 : the failure of alternatives -- Defining society : gender and community in late medieval Europe -- Money, war and death, 1350-1500 -- Rethinking politics, 1350-1500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 335 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300208344
Lccn
2016018675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300208344
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945564293
  • 1258694
  • (OCoLC)ocn945564293
  • 1258694

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