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The Medieval World

Edited by: Peter Linehan , Janet L. Nelson

Print publication date:  October  2001
Online publication date:  September  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415181518
eBook ISBN: 9781315016207
Adobe ISBN: 9781136500053

10.4324/9781315016207
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Book description

This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu.

This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with a vivid re-drawing of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing.

Chapters are thematically linked in four sections:

  • identities
  • beliefs, social values and symbolic order
  • power and power-structures
  • elites, organizations and groups.

Packed full of original scholarship, The Medieval World is essential reading for anyone studying medieval history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Courts in East and West Download PDF
Chapter  3:  At the Spanish Frontier  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Muslims in Christian Iberia, 1000–1526: Varieties of Mudejar Experience  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  How Many Medieval Europes? The ‘Pagans’ of Hungary and Regional Diversity in Christendom Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Christians, Barbarians and Monsters: The European Discovery of the World Beyond Islam Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Establishment of Medieval Hermeticism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  What the Crusades Meant to Europe Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Crusades and the Persecution of the Jews Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Strange Eventful Histories: The Middle Ages in the Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Political Rituals and Political Imagination in the Medieval West from the Fourth Century to the Eleventh  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Modern Mythologies of Medieval Chivalry Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Unique Favour of Penance: The Church and the People c. 800–c. 1100 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gender Negotiations in France During the Central Middle Ages: the Literary Evidence Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Symbolism and Medieval Religious Thought Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sexuality in the Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sin, Crime, and the Pleasures of the Flesh: The Medieval Church Judges Sexual Offences Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Through a Glass Darkly: Seeing Medieval Heresy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Corpse In The Middle Ages: The Problem Of The Division Of The Body Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Crucifixion and the Censorship of Art Around 1300 Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Space, Culture and Kingdoms in Early Medieval Europe Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Outward Look: Britain and Beyond in Medieval Irish Literature Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Powerful Women in the Early Middle Ages: Queens and Abbesses Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Perceptions of an Early Medieval Urban Landscape Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Assembly Politics in Western Europe from the Eighth Century to the Twelfth Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Beyond the Comune: The Italian City-State and Its Inheritance  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Timbuktu and Europe: Trade, Cities and Islam in ‘Medieval’ West Africa Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Medieval Law Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Rulers and Justice, 1200–1500 Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The King’s Counsellors’ Two Faces: a Portuguese Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Fullness of Power? Popes, Bishops and the Polity of the Church 1215–1517 Download PDF
Chapter  32:  A New Legal Cosmos: Late Roman Lawyers and the Early Medieval Church Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Medieval Monasticism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Aspects of the Early Medieval Peasant Economy as Revealed in the Polyptych of PrüM  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Privilege in Medieval Societies from the Twelfth to the Fourteenth Centuries, or: How the Exception Proves the Rule Download PDF
Chapter  36:  what did the Twelfth-Century Renaissance Mean? Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The English Parish and Its Clergy in the Thirteenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Everyday Life and Elites in the Later Middle Ages: The Civilised and the Barbarian Download PDF
Chapter  39:  On 1500 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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