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The New Cambridge Medieval History

Volume 4. c.1024–c.1198

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Jonathan Riley-Smith, David Luscombe, Robert Fossier, Derek Keene, Susan Reynolds, Peter Landau, Jean Flori, Ernst-Dieter Hehl, H. E. J. Cowdrey, I. S. Robinson, Giles Constable, Bernard Hamilton, Jean Richard, Hugh Kennedy. Robert Chazan, Jan Ziolkowski, Patrick Kidson
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  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107505841

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  • The fourth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the eleventh and twelfth centuries, which comprised perhaps the most dynamic period in the European middle ages. This is a history of Europe, but the continent is interpreted widely to include the Near East and North Africa as well. The volume is divided into two parts of which this, the first, deals with themes, ecclesiastical and secular, and major developments in an age marked by the expansion of population, agriculture, trade, towns and the frontiers of western society; by a radical reform of the structure and institutions of the western church, and by fundamental changes in relationships with the eastern churches, Byzantium, Islam and the Jews; by the appearance of new kingdoms and states, and by the development of crusades, knighthood and law, Latin and vernacular literature, Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture, heresies and the scholastic movement.

    • A further volume in the highly regarded New Cambridge Medieval series, complementary to (but separate from) Part 2 of Volume 4
    • Includes the work of many of the world's leading authorities on eleventh- and twelfth-century Europe
    • A standard and enduring work of reference on the political and ecclesiastical history of Europe during the period
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    '… one is … left impressed by the scope and ambition of the volume, especially when it is viewed as one element in a larger and hugely impressive enterprise … the essays … serve their purpose in being informative and authoritative.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107505841
    • length: 974 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Jonathan Riley-Smith and David Luscombe
    1. The rural economy and demographic growth Robert Fossier
    2. Towns and the growth of trade Derek Keene
    3. Government and community, 1024–1204 Susan Reynolds
    4. The development of law Peter Landau
    5. Knightly society Jean Flori
    6. War, peace and the Christian order, 1024–1204 Ernst-Dieter Hehl
    7. The structure of the church, 1024–1073 H. E. J. Cowdrey
    8. Reform and the church, 1073–1122 I. S. Robinson
    9. Religious communities, 1024–1215 Giles Constable
    10. The institutions of the church, 1073–1216 I. S. Robinson
    11. Thought and learning D. E. Luscombe
    12. Religion and laity (including popular devotions and heresy) Bernard Hamilton
    13. The crusades, 1095–1198 Jonathan Riley-Smith
    14. The eastern churches Jean Richard
    15. Muslim Spain and Portugal: al-Andalus and its neighbours, 1025–1198 Hugh Kennedy
    16. The Jews in Europe and the Mediterranean basin in the eleventh and twelfth centuries Robert Chazan
    17. Literature (Latin and vernacular) Jan Ziolkowski
    18. Romanesque and gothic: architecture and the arts Patrick Kidson
    List of primary sources
    Bibliography of secondary sources arranged by chapter
    Index of manuscripts.

  • Editors

    David Luscombe, University of Sheffield
    David Luscombe is Research Professor of Medieval History, University of Sheffield.

    Jonathan Riley-Smith, University of Cambridge
    Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Emmanuel College.


    Jonathan Riley-Smith, David Luscombe, Robert Fossier, Derek Keene, Susan Reynolds, Peter Landau, Jean Flori, Ernst-Dieter Hehl, H. E. J. Cowdrey, I. S. Robinson, Giles Constable, Bernard Hamilton, Jean Richard, Hugh Kennedy. Robert Chazan, Jan Ziolkowski, Patrick Kidson

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