Debating the Middle Ages: Issues and Readings

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Barbara H. Rosenwein, Lester K. Little
Wiley, Sep 16, 1998 - History - 396 pages
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This book brings together some of the most original and influential recent work in the field of medieval history. It provides a stimulating overview of current medieval historiography, demonstrating that history is not a collection of static facts, but rather a dynamic process of interpretation. Each part of the book comprises an introduction by the editors, discussing the significance of the topic and the history of its interpretation. There follow, for each, five to six readings from books or articles that reflect some of the most important current scholarship in the field. Several pieces are here translated into English for the first time.

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While the issues represented in this collection are interesting and the articles useful, many of the authors are apparently from the "if it's not boring, it's not scholarly" school of academia. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Barbara H. Rosenwein is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago. Her previous publications include To Be the Neighbor of Saint Peter (1989). She has recently completed a book on early medieval political culture and strategies, Negotiating Space: Early Medieval Immunities and Other Entry Prohibitions (1999).

Lester K. Little is Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. His most recent publication is Benedictine Maledictions: Liturgical Cursing in Romanesque France (1993).

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