The Medieval World

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Peter Linehan, Janet L. Nelson, Marios Costambeys
Routledge, Feb 1, 2018 - History - 876 pages
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Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period.

This second edition includes six additional chapters, covering the Byzantine empire, illuminated manuscripts, the 'ésprit laïque' of the late middle ages, saints and martyrs, the papal chancery and scholastic thought. Chapters are arranged thematically within four parts:

1. Identities, Selves and Others

2. Beliefs, Social Values and Symbolic Order

3. Power and Power Structures

4. Elites, Organisations and Groups

The Medieval World presents the reader with an authoritative account of original scholarship across the medieval millennium and provides essential reading for all students of the subject.


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To help reconstruct the medieval period for the contemporary reader, Linehan (History and the Historians of Medieval Spain) and Nelson (The Frankish World, 750-900) have enlisted contributions from 38 ... Read full review


At the Spanish frontier
Varieties of Mudejar
How many medieval Europes? The pagans of Hungary

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About the author (2018)

Peter Linehan is a Fellow of St John’s College Cambridge and of the British Academy.

Dame Janet L. Nelson is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at King’s College London and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Marios Costambeys is Reader in Medieval History at the University of Liverpool.

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