the history of the medieval world from the conversion of constantine to the first crusade

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The History Of The Medieval World From The Conversion Of Constantine To The First Crusade

Author : Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN : 0393078175
Genre : History
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A masterful narrative of the Middle Ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world. From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T’ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon—stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan—changes religion, but it also changes the state.

The History Of The Medieval World From The Conversion Of Constantine To The First Crusade

Author : S. Wise Bauer
ISBN : 9780393059755
Genre : History
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"Chronicles the period between the 4th and 12th centuries, when rulers in Europe, the Mideast and Asia turned to religious reasons to justify political and military action, a time that included the development of Islam, the crowning of Charlemagne and the rise of the T'ang Dynasty. By the author of The History of the Ancient World."

The History Of The Ancient World From The Earliest Accounts To The Fall Of Rome

Author : Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN : 0393070891
Genre : History
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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.

The History Of The Renaissance World From The Rediscovery Of Aristotle To The Conquest Of Constantinople

Author : Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN : 9780393240672
Genre : History
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A lively and fascinating narrative history about the birth of the modern world. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World—chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Popes continue to preach crusade, but the hope of a Christian empire comes to a bloody end at the walls of Constantinople. Aristotelian logic and Greek rationality blossom while the Inquisition gathers strength. As kings and emperors continue to insist on their divine rights, ordinary people all over the world seize power: the lingayats of India, the Jacquerie of France, the Red Turbans of China, and the peasants of England. New threats appear, as the Ottomans emerge from a tiny Turkish village and the Mongols ride out of the East to set the world on fire. New currencies are forged, new weapons invented, and world-changing catastrophes alter the landscape: the Little Ice Age and the Great Famine kill millions; the Black Death, millions more. In the chaos of these epoch-making events, our own world begins to take shape. Impressively researched and brilliantly told, The History of the Renaissance World offers not just the names, dates, and facts but the memorable characters who illuminate the years between 1100 and 1453—years that marked a sea change in mankind’s perception of the world.

A History Of Medieval Europe

Author : R.H.C. Davis
ISBN : 9781317867890
Genre : History
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R.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the medieval period. In updating this classic work to a third edition, the additional author now enables students to see history in action; the diverse viewpoints and important research that has been undertaken since Davis’ second edition, and progressed historical understanding. Each of Davis original chapters now concludes with a ‘new directions and developments’ section by Professor RI Moore, Emeritus of Newcastle University. A key work updated in a method that both enhances subject understanding and sets important research in its wider context. A vital resource, now up-to-date for generations of historians to come.

A History Of The Ancient World

Author : Chester G. Starr
ISBN : 0195066286
Genre : History
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Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

A History Of The Middle Ages 300 1500

Author : John M. Riddle
ISBN : 0742554090
Genre : History
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This text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. The author provides an analysis of the rulers, wars, and events, both natural and human, that defined the medieval era. Taking a broad geographical perspective, he includes northern and eastern Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic states. He shows how each offered values and institutions that presaged modernity. In addition to a thorough chronological narrative, the text offers humanizing features. Each chapter opens with a theme-setting vignette about daily life and introduces key controversies and themes in historiography by discussing the work of a prominent medieval historian. This book immerses readers in the medieval world, an era that shaped the foundation for the modern world.

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