9780618057030

The Middle Ages

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618057030

  • ISBN10:

    061805703X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-02-26
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Summary

In this single indispensable volume, one of America's ranking scholars combines a life's work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration. Both authoriatative and beautifully told, THE MIDDLE AGES is the full story of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance - a time that saw the rise of kings and emperors, the flowering of knighthood, the development of Europe, the increasing power of the Church, and the advent of the middle class. With exceptional grace and wit, Morris Bishop vividly reconstructs this distinctive era of European history in a work that will inform and delight scholars and general readers alike.

Table of Contents

The Long Dark
6(34)
The High Middle Ages
40(36)
Knights in Battle
76(32)
The Noble's Life
108(34)
An Age of Faith
142(34)
Towns and Trade
176(32)
The Life of Labor
208(28)
The Life of Thought
236(32)
The Artists' Legacy
268(26)
End of an Era
294(35)
Picture Credits 329(2)
Index 331

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