Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe

Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe
Author: Peter Spufford
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1989-09-21
ISBN: 9780521375900
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

This is a full-scale study that explores every aspect of money in Europe and the Middle Ages.

Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe
Author: Charles Warren Hollister
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe
Author: Henry Davis
Publsiher: Ozymandias Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 1531280277
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

In history there is, strictly speaking, no end and no beginning. Each event is the product of an infinite series of causes, the starting-point of an infinite series of effects. Language and thought, government and manners, transform themselves by imperceptible degrees; with the result that every age is an age of transition, not fully intelligible unless regarded as the child of a past and the parent of a future. Even so the species of the animal and vegetable kingdoms shade off one into another until, if we only observe the marginal cases, we are inclined to doubt whether the species is more than a figment of the mind. Yet the biologist is prepared to defend the idea of species; and in like manner the historian holds that the distinction between one phase of culture and another is real enough to justify, and, indeed, to demand, the use of distinguishing names. In the development of single communities and groups of communities there occurs now and again a moment of equilibrium, when institutions are stable and adapted to the needs of those who live under them; when the minds of men are filled with ideas which they find completely satisfying; when the statesman, the artist, and the poet feel that they are best fulfilling their several missions if they express in deed and work and language the aspirations common to the whole society. Then for a while man appears to be the master of his fate; and then the prevailing temper is one of reasoned optimism, of noble exaltation, of content allied with hope. The spectator feels that he is face to face with the maturity of a social system and a creed. These moments are rare indeed; but it is for the sake of understanding them that we read history. All the rest of human fortunes is in the nature of an introduction or an epilogue.

Archaeology of Medieval Europe

Archaeology of Medieval Europe
Author: James Graham-Campbell,M. O. H. Carver,Jan Klápště,Magdalena Valor
Publsiher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788779342903
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

Intends to enable readers to track the development of different cultures, and of regional characteristics, throughout the full extent of medieval Catholic Europe. Revealing shared contexts and technological developments, this work also provides the opportunity for demonstrating the differences that were inevitably present across the Continent.

Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe

Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe
Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415929943
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

Expert food historians provide detailed histories of the creation and development of particular delicacies in six regions of medieval Europe-Britain, France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, and the Low Countries.

Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe

Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe
Author: Christopher Paolella
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 9048551552
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

Human trafficking has become a global concern over the last 20 years, but its violence has terrorized and traumatized its victims and survivors for millennia. This study examines the deep history of human trafficking from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. It traces the evolution of trafficking patterns: the growth and decline of trafficking routes, the ever-changing relationships between traffickers and authorities, and it examines the underlying causes that lead to vulnerability and thus to exploitation. As the reader will discover, the conditions that lead to human trafficking in the modern world, such as poverty, attitudes of entitlement, corruption, and violence, have a long and storied past. When we understand that past, we can better anticipate human trafficking's future, and then we are better able to fight it.

An Environmental History of Medieval Europe

An Environmental History of Medieval Europe
Author: Richard Hoffmann
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 0521876966
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Environmental History of Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

"How did medieval Europeans use and change their environments, think about the natural world, and try to handle the natural forces affecting their lives? This groundbreaking environmental history examines medieval relationships with the natural world from the perspective of social ecology, viewing human society as a hybrid of the cultural and the natural. Richard Hoffmann's interdisciplinary approach sheds important light on such central topics in medieval history as the decline of Rome, religious doctrine, urbanization and technology, as well as key environmental themes, among them energy use, sustainability, disease and climate change. Revealing the role of natural forces in events previously seen as purely human, the book explores issues including thetreatment of animals, the 'tragedy of the commons,' agricultural clearances and agrarian economies. By introducing medieval history in the context of social ecology, it brings the natural world into historiography as an agent and object of history itself"--

A History of Medieval Europe

A History of Medieval Europe
Author: R.H.C. Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN: 1317867882
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

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.

The North Atlantic Frontier of Medieval Europe

The North Atlantic Frontier of Medieval Europe
Author: James Muldoon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1351884867
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North Atlantic Frontier of Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

Discussion of medieval European expansion tends to focus on expansion eastward and the crusades. The selection of studies reprinted here, however, focuses on the other end of Eurasia, where dwelled the warlike Celts, and beyond whom lay the north seas and the awesome Atlantic Ocean, formidable obstacles to expansion westward. This volume looks first at the legacy of the Viking expansion which had briefly created a network stretching across the sea from Britain and Ireland to North America, and had demonstrated that the Atlantic could be crossed and land reached. The next sections deal with the English expansion in the western and northern British Isles. In the 12th century the Normans began the process of subjugating the Celts, thus inaugurating for the English an experience which was to prove crucial when colonizing the Americas in the 17th century. Medieval Ireland in particular served as a laboratory for the development of imperial institutions, attitudes, and ideologies that shaped the creation of the British Empire and served as a staging area for further expansion westward.

The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe

The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe
Author: Brian Murdoch
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN: 0191569801
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

What happened to Adam and Eve after their expulsion from paradise? Where the biblical narrative fell silent apocryphal writings took up this intriguing question, notably including the Early Christian Latin text, the Life of Adam and Eve. This account describes the (failed) attempt of the couple to return to paradise by fasting whilst immersed in a river, and explores how they coped with new experiences such as childbirth and death. Brian Murdoch guides the reader through the many variant versions of the Life, demonstrating how it was also adapted into most western and some eastern European languages in the Middle Ages and beyond, constantly developing and changing along the way. The study considers this development of the apocryphal texts whilst presenting a fascinating insight into the flourishing medieval tradition of Adam and Eve. A tradition that the Reformation would largely curtail, stories from the Life were celebrated in European prose, verse and drama in many different languages from Irish to Russian.

Women In Dark Age And Early Medieval Europe c 500 1200

Women In Dark Age And Early Medieval Europe c 500 1200
Author: Helen Jewell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-10-04
ISBN: 1350307106
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women In Dark Age And Early Medieval Europe c 500 1200 Book Excerpt:

The period 1200-1550 opened in a time of population expansion but went on to suffer the demographically cataclysmic effects of the plague, beginning with the Black Death of 1347-51. The period dawned with a confident papacy and the Albigensian crusade against heretics and ended with the Catholic church torn apart by the Protestant Reformation. Huge challenges were affecting society in various ways, but they did not always affect men and women in the same ways. Helen M. Jewell provides a lively survey of western European women's activities and experiences during this timeframe. The core chapters investigate: - The function of women in the countryside and towns - The role of women in the ruling and landholding classes - Women within the context of religion This practical centre of the book is embedded in an analysis of the gender theories inherited from the earlier Middle Ages which continued to underpin laws which restricted women's activity, an education system which offered them inferior institutional provision, and a church which denied them ministry. Three individuals who vastly exceeded these expectations, crashing through the 'glass ceilings' of their day, are brought together in a fascinating final chapter. Combining a historiographical survey of trends over the last thirty years with more recent scholarship, this is as indispensable introduction for anyone with an interest in women's history from the late Medieval period through to the Reformation.

Planetary Diagrams for Roman Astronomy in Medieval Europe Ca 800 1500

Planetary Diagrams for Roman Astronomy in Medieval Europe  Ca  800 1500
Author: Bruce Eastwood,Gerd Grasshoff
Publsiher: American Philosophical Society
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780871699435
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Diagrams for Roman Astronomy in Medieval Europe Ca 800 1500 Book Excerpt:

An important stimulus for this work was the discovery that early medieval astronomy, especially in the era of Charlemagne & his successors, consisted of texts that went far beyond the boundaries of computus, which modern scholars have long believed to be the only significant context for astronomical studies of that time. It became apparent early that the texts sometimes contained varying or innovative diagrams where no other sign of divergence from the text could be seen. Such diagrams were frequently found to provide indication of understandings of the texts--understandings different from those of modern scholars & generally ignored by editors of the texts. Contents of this vol.: Astronomy & Its Teaching in Carolingian Europe; Functions & Locations of Planetary Diagrams; Sources & Topics of Planetary Diagrams; Using This Work; Plinian Diagrams; Macrobian Diagrams; Calcidian Diagrams; & Capellan Diagrams. Illus.

Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Scott Bruce
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 9047444574
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

This book presents essays on current research in medieval and early modern environmental history by historians and social scientists in honor of Richard C. Hoffmann.

Friendship Love and Brotherhood in Medieval Northern Europe c 1000 1200

Friendship  Love  and Brotherhood in Medieval Northern Europe  c  1000 1200
Author: Lars Hermanson
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 9004401210
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friendship Love and Brotherhood in Medieval Northern Europe c 1000 1200 Book Excerpt:

In this book Lars Hermanson discusses how religious beliefs and norms steered attitudes to friendship and love, and how these ways of thinking also affected people’s social identity and political action behaviour in medieval Northern Europe, c. 1000-1200.

Do You Live Like It s Medieval Times

Do You Live Like It s Medieval Times
Author: Megan Cooley Peterson
Publsiher: Capstone Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-08
ISBN: 1496684915
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do You Live Like It s Medieval Times Book Excerpt:

From soap to pretzels, medieval innovators helped develop or improve some important technology we use in our daily lives. The Middle Ages were crucial for the improvement of chess, the compass, glasses, and more! Discover how we still live like we're in medieval times with historical facts, scientific details, and illuminating photos.

The Archaeology of Medieval Towns Case Studies from Japan and Europe

The Archaeology of Medieval Towns  Case Studies from Japan and Europe
Author: Simon Kaner,Brian Ayers,Richard Pearson,Oscar Wrenn
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 1789694272
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of Medieval Towns Case Studies from Japan and Europe Book Excerpt:

In recent years, major new archaeological discoveries have redefined the development of towns and cities in Japan. This fully illustrated book provides a sampler of these findings for a western audience. The new discoveries from Japan are set in context of medieval archaeology beyond Japan by accompanying essays from leading European specialists.

The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume 7 C 1415 c 1500

The New Cambridge Medieval History  Volume 7  C 1415 c 1500
Author: Ed ALLMAND
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1048
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780521382960
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe
Author: Lynn Thorndike
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 665
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Europe Book Excerpt:

Explore this large text and immerse yourself in the the enthralling history of the medieval Europe. Background information and details of Attila's empire can be found in the beginning of the book.

Handbook of Medieval Studies

Handbook of Medieval Studies
Author: Albrecht Classen
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 2849
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 3110215586
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medieval Studies Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.

The Spiritual Expansion of Medieval Latin Christendom The Asian Missions

The Spiritual Expansion of Medieval Latin Christendom  The Asian Missions
Author: James D. Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351881590
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Expansion of Medieval Latin Christendom The Asian Missions Book Excerpt:

During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries religious zeal nourished by the mendicants’ sense of purpose motivated Dominican and Franciscan friars to venture far beyond Europe’s cultural frontiers to spread their Christian faith into the farthest reaches of Asia. Their incredible journeys were reminiscent of heroic missionary ventures in earlier eras and far more exotic than evangelization during the tenth through twelfth centuries, when the western church Christianized Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. This new mission effort was stimulated by a variety of factors and facilitated by the establishment of the Mongol Empire, and, as the fourteenth century dawned, missionaries entertained fervent but vain hopes of success within khanates in China, Central Asia, Persia and Kipchak. The reports these missionaries sent back to Europe have fascinated successive generations of historians who analyzed their travels and struggled to understand their motives and aspirations. The essays selected for this volume, drawn from a range of twentieth-century historians and contextualized in the introduction, provide a comprehensive overview of missionary efforts in Asia, and of the developments in the secular world that both made them possible and encouraged the missionaries’ hopes for success. Three of the studies have been translated from French specially for publication in this volume.