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R H C Davis¿s well-known and well-loved A History of Medieval Europe was originally written to introduce students to the study of early medieval history. It explains to them why something so seemingly distant remains important to an understanding of our modern world. Most importantly, the book shares with them, and the general reader, the author¿s own fascination and excitement with the subject.

The breadth and authority of the book is to be expected in the work of such a major scholar, but the acute selection of vivid detail and the vigour of his writing are those of a born communicator. Published in its First Edition in 1957, and in its Second Edition in 1988, the book rapidly established itself as the standard introductory survey of the period and is a bestseller to this day.

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A History of Medieval Europe is in two parts. The first, The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine¿s Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.

The second part, The High Middle Ages, takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century. Important topics covered in this period include the spread of monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the crusades, and feudal monarchy.

The author

The late R H C Davis was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham, from 1970 to 1984, and Emeritus Professor until his death in 1991. He was also Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He wrote many successful and scholarly works, and in 1985 was honoured by the publication, ¿Studies in Medieval History presented to R H C Davis¿, edited by Henry Mayr-Harting and R I Moore, and published by Hambledon Press.

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(275 years of publishing history logo - from Louise Corless)

As part of Longman¿s 275th Anniversary - a landmark in publishing history - we are launching an exciting collection of classic books.

The Silver Library celebrates the very best in history writing published by Longman. This selection of seminal and best-selling works by world renowned authorities will become the essential collection.

Titles in the Silver Library are:

John Tosh

The Pursuit of History, Third Edition

Bernard W Anderson

The Living World of the Old Testament, Fourth Edition

R H C Davis

A History of Medieval Europe, Second Edition

H G Koenigsberger, George L Mosse, G Q Bowler

Europe in the Sixteenth Century, Second Edition

Barry Coward

The Stuart Age 1603 - 1714, Second Edition

H G Koenigsberger

Early Modern Europe 1500 - 1789

Asa Briggs

The Age of Improvement 1783 - 1867, Second Edition

M S Anderson

The Ascendancy of Europe 1815 - 1914, Second Edition

James Joll

The Origins of the First World War, Second Edition

J M Roberts

Europe 1880 - 1945, Second Edition

Martin Kitchen

Europe Between the Wars

Peter Calvocoressi

World Politics Since 1945, Seventh Edition

Synopsis:

R H C Davis's well-known and well-loved A History of Medieval Europe rapidly established itself as the standard introductory survey of the period and is a bestseller to this day. The breadth and authority of the book is to be expected in the work of such a major scholar, but the acute selection of vivid detail and the vigour of his writing are those of a born communicator.

A History of Medieval Europe is in two parts. The first, The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.

The second part, The High Middle Ages, takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century. Important topics covered in this period include the spread of monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the crusades, and feudal monarchy.

Synopsis:

This classic account of the medieval world, from end of the Roman Empire, through the Barbarian Invasions, has been updated. Packed full of new research this is a vital resource for anyone new to medieval history.

  • Best Introductory book in medieval history for 50 years
  • Packed full with new rserach and intepretations
  • Contains moe maps, tables adn illustrations

About the Author

The late R H C Davis was Professor of Medieval History at the Universityof Birmingham, from 1970 to 1984, and Emeritus Professor until his death in 1991. He was also Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the BritishAcademy. He wrote many successful and scholarly works, and in 1985 was honoured by the publication, ‘Studies in Medieval History presented to R H C Davis’, edited by Henry Mayr-Harting and R I Moore, and published by Hambledon Press.

Table of Contents

PART ONE. THE DARK AGES.

Introduction.

1. Constantine the Great: The New Rome and Christianity. Further reading.

2. The barbarian invasions. Further reading.

3. Three reactions to the barbarian invasions.

4. The Church and the Papacy.

5. Islam.

6. The Franks.

7.  The Break-up of the Carolingian Empire.

8. Europe at the end of the ninth century: economic survey.

PART TWO THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES (900-1250)

Introduction.

1. The Saxon Empire.

2. The Reform of the Papacy.

3. Monasticism in the 11th and 12th centuries.

4. Jerusalem regained and lost: the first three Crusades.

5. Feudal monarchy and the French Kingdom (1066-1223).

6. The Emperor Frederrick I Barbarossa (1152-1190).

7. The Crisis of the Church.

8. The new era in monarchy.

9. Europe in the middle of the 13th century: an economic survey.

Epilogue: the Mongols.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780582418615
Author:
Davis, R. H. C.
Publisher:
Pearson Longman
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Silver Library
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 535 gr

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"Synopsis" by , R H C Davis's well-known and well-loved A History of Medieval Europe rapidly established itself as the standard introductory survey of the period and is a bestseller to this day. The breadth and authority of the book is to be expected in the work of such a major scholar, but the acute selection of vivid detail and the vigour of his writing are those of a born communicator.

A History of Medieval Europe is in two parts. The first, The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.

The second part, The High Middle Ages, takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century. Important topics covered in this period include the spread of monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the crusades, and feudal monarchy.

"Synopsis" by , This classic account of the medieval world, from end of the Roman Empire, through the Barbarian Invasions, has been updated. Packed full of new research this is a vital resource for anyone new to medieval history.

  • Best Introductory book in medieval history for 50 years
  • Packed full with new rserach and intepretations
  • Contains moe maps, tables adn illustrations

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