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A new understanding of one of the most decisive eras in European history, captured in extraordinary detail by a renowned scholar

and#160;

The latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, when dramatic changes led to the collapse of Christendomand#151;a millennium in the makingand#151;and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it.

From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Lutherand#8217;s challenge to church authorityand#160;forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. Geographical and scientific discoveries undermined the unity of Christendom as a belief community.and#160;In its place, Europeand#151;modern, divided, frequently at war with itselfand#151;emerged as a collection of nation-states. Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes chronicled these changes in works that continue to resonate with us. Addressing all this and more,and#160;Christendom Destroyedand#160;is award-winning historian Mark Greengrassand#8217;s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europeand#8217;s identity today.

Synopsis:

A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series

From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin Lutherand#8217;s challenge to church authorityand#160;forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community.and#160;Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us.

Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrassand#8217;s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europeand#8217;s identity today.

Synopsis:

A brilliant portrait of Europe in the full flower of the Middle Ages.

About the Author

William Chester Jordan is professor of history and director of the Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Europe in the High Middle Ages List of Illustrations

List of Maps

Acknowledgments

Notes on Names

Prologue

Part I: Europe in the Eleventh Century

1. Christendom in the Year 1000

2. Mediterranean Europe

3. Northmen, Celts and Anglo-Saxons

4. Francia/France

5. Central Europe

Part II: The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

6. The Investiture Controversy

7. The First Crusade

8. The World of Learning

9. Cultural Innovations of the Twelfth Century: Vernacular Literature and Architecture

10. Political Power and Its Contexts I

11. Political Power and Its Contexts II

Part III: The Thirteenth Century

12. Social Structures

13. The Pontificate of Innocent III and the Fourth Lateran Council

14. Learning

15. The Kingdoms of the North

16. Baltic and Central Europe

17. The Gothic World

18. Southern Europe

Part IV: Christendom in the Early Fourteenth Century

19. Famine and Plague

20. Political and Social Violence

21. The Church in Crisis

Epilogue

Appendix: Genealogical Tables

References

Suggested Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140166644
Author:
Jordan, William Ches
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Jordan, William Chester
Author:
Greengrass, Mark
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
World History-European History General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin History of Europe
Series Volume:
00-289
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-8 pp 4/c inserts + 4 maps + 5 genealog
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 752 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140166644 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series

From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin Lutherand#8217;s challenge to church authorityand#160;forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community.and#160;Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us.

Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrassand#8217;s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europeand#8217;s identity today.

"Synopsis" by , A brilliant portrait of Europe in the full flower of the Middle Ages.

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