The Birth of Europe
In this ground-breaking new study,Jacques Le Goff, arguably theleading medievalist of his generation, presents his view of theprimacy of the Middle Ages in the development of Europeanhistory.
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Before the Middle Ages
1 The Conception of EuropeFourth to Eighth Centuries
The Carolingian WorldEight to Tenth Centuries
3 A Dream of Europe and the Potential Europe of the year 1000
4 Feudal Europe Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
5 The Fine Europe of Towns and UniversitiesThirteenth Century
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