Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe’s medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1, 000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period—one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages.
CharlemagneHarvard University Press - And he enjoyed worldly pleasures, including physical love. He made his court in aix-la-chapelle the center of a religious and intellectual renaissance, enlisting the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin of York to be his personal tutor, and insisting that monks be literate and versed in rhetoric and logic. Distinguished historian and author of the middle ages johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, before or since, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe’s destiny in ways few figures, have equaled.
Living in an age of faith, Charlemagne was above all a Christian king, Fried says. He was a warrior-king, intimately familiar with violence and bloodshed. When charlemagne died in 814 ce, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. And to an extent greater than any ruler before him, charlemagne enhanced the papacy’s influence, becoming the first king to enact the legal principle that the pope was beyond the reach of temporal justice―a decision with fateful consequences for European politics for centuries afterward.
Charlemagne - Though devout, Charlemagne was not saintly. Though there are aspects of his personality we can never know with certainty, a time, Fried paints a compelling portrait of a ruler, and a kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called “the father of Europe. Harvard University Press. He erected a magnificent cathedral in his capital, decorating it lavishly while also dutifully attending Mass every morning and evening.
Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman EmpireBelknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press - Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. Yet the empire remained stubbornly abstract, with no fixed capital and no common language or culture. By the mid-tenth century its core rested in the German kingdom, and ultimately its territory stretched from France and Denmark to Italy and Poland.
The source of its continuity and legitimacy was the ideal of a unified Christian civilization, but this did not prevent emperors from clashing with the pope over supremacy―the nadir being the sack of Rome in 1527 that killed 147 Vatican soldiers. Though the title of holy roman emperor retained prestige, rising states such as Austria and Prussia wielded power in a way the Empire could not.
And its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union. Heart of europe traces the empire from its origins within Charlemagne’s kingdom in 800 to its demise in 1806. Harvard University Press. The holy roman empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Yet as peter wilson shows, the Holy Roman Empire tells a millennial story of Europe better than the histories of individual nation-states.
Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire - While it gradually lost the flexibility to cope with political, economic, and social changes, the Empire was far from being in crisis until the onslaught of the French revolutionary wars, when a crushing defeat by Napoleon at Austerlitz compelled Francis II to dissolve his realm. Voltaire distilled the disdain of generations when he quipped it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire.
The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to AugustineViking - Belknap Pr. In the birth of classical europe, the latest entry in the Penguin History of Europe, historians Simon Price and Peter Thonemann present a fresh perspective on classical culture in a book full of revelations about civilizations we thought we knew. A landmark achievement, the Birth of Classical Europe provides insight into an epoch that is both incredibly foreign and surprisingly familiar.
. From calendars to democracy to the very languages we speak, Western civilization owes a debt to these classical societies. Harvard University Press. In this impeccably researched and immensely readable history we see the ancient world unfold before us, with its grand cast of characters stretching from the great Greeks of myth to the world-shaping Caesars.
The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine - An innovative and intriguing look at the foundations of Western civilization from two leading historians. The influence of ancient Greece and Rome can be seen in every aspect of our lives. Yet the greeks and romans did not emerge fully formed; their culture grew from an active engagement with a deeper past, drawing on ancient myths and figures to shape vibrant civilizations.
The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 PENGUIN HISTORY OF EUROPEViking Adult - Harvard University Press. Belknap Pr. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Digging deep into each culture, wickham constructs a vivid portrait of a vast and varied world stretching from Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean. Far from being a middle period between more significant epochs, this age has much to tell us in its own right about the progress of culture and the development of political thought.
Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham argues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Sweeping in its breadth, anglo- saxons, carolingian, wickham's incisive history focuses on a world still profoundly shaped by Rome, Franks, and Ottonian empires, which encompassed the remarkable Byzantine, and peoples ranging from Goths, and Vandals to Arabs, and Vikings.
The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 PENGUIN HISTORY OF EUROPE - An ambitious and enlightening look at why the so-called Dark Ages were anything but thatPrizewinning historian Chris Wickham defies the conventional view of the Dark Ages in European history with a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Western civilization. The inheritance of rome brilliantly presents a fresh understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created.
Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800Oxford University Press - The book concentrates on classic socio-economic themes, state finance, the wealth and identity of the aristocracy, cities, estate management, rural settlement, peasant society, and exchange. The roman empire tends to be seen as a whole whereas the early middle ages tends to be seen as a collection of regional histories, roughly corresponding to the land-areas of modern nation states.
In recent decades, the rise of early medieval archaeology has also transformed our source-base, but this has not been adequately integrated into analyses of documentary history in almost any country. Belknap Pr. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! As a result, early medieval history is much more fragmented, and there have been few convincing syntheses of socio-economic change in the post-Roman world since the 1930s.
Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 - For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. This is the most ambitious and original survey of the period ever written. Harvard University Press. Whilst earlier syntheses have taken the development of a single region as 'typical', with divergent developments presented as exceptions, this book takes all different developments as typical, and aims to construct a synthesis based on a better understanding of difference and the reasons for it.
These are only a partial picture of the period, but they are intended as a framing for other developments, without which those other developments cannot be properly understood. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed!
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 The Penguin History of EuropeViking - . Evans writes with admirable narrative power and possesses a wonderful eye for local color. Belknap Pr. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the reader a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.
An ambitious synthesis. Viking. An economist best Book of the Year“Sweeping. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Evans, bestselling historian of nazi germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series, covering the period from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I.
. Harvard University Press. Uniting the era’s broad-ranging transformations was the pursuit of power in all segments of life, from the banker striving for economic power to the serf seeking to escape the power of his landlord, from the engineer asserting society’s power over the environment to the psychiatrist attempting to exert science’s power over human nature itself.
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 The Penguin History of Europe - Fascinating. Stephen schuker, the wall street journalfrom the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.
The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest CivilizationRandom House - Random House. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! . A comprehensive and entertaining account of one of the most transformative societies in Western history. It’s fair to say that the Athenians made possible the world in which we live today. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Here also are riveting you-are-there accounts of the milestone battles that defined the Hellenic world: Thermopylae, Marathon, and Salamis among them.
. A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient greece became history’s most influential civilization, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world—from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, through the city’s political and cultural golden age, to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town.
The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization - Combining impressive scholarship with involving narration. Booklist “Compelling. Roman history has an uncanny ability to resonate with contemporary events. Maclean’s “elegant, swift and faultless as an introduction to his subject. The spectator “an engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city’s 500-year rise to empire.
The Triumph of Empire: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine History of the Ancient WorldHarvard University Press - Random House. Michael kulikowski’s history begins with the reign of hadrian, who visited the farthest reaches of his domain and created stable frontiers, who overhauled the government, introduced a new state religion, and spans to the decades after Constantine the Great, and founded a second Rome. Factionalism and intrigue sapped the empire from within, even at its apex.
Harvard University Press. Roman politics could resemble a blood sport: rivals resorted to assassination; emperors rose and fell with bewildering speed, their reigns measured in weeks, not years; and imperial succession was never entirely assured. Canny emperors―including marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, and Diocletian―constantly cultivated the aristocracy’s favor to maintain a grip on power.
The Triumph of Empire: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine History of the Ancient World - Belknap Pr. The triumph of empire takes readers into the political heart of imperial Rome and recounts the extraordinary challenges overcome by a flourishing empire. Western civilization. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Viking. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! In the fourth century ce, restructuring the government of both provinces and cities, Constantine and his heirs reformed imperial institutions by separating civilian and military hierarchies, and ensuring the prominence of Christianity.
The triumph of empire is a fresh, authoritative narrative of Rome at its height and of its evolution―from being the central power of the Mediterranean world to becoming one of several great Eurasian civilizations.
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman WorldYale University Press - For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Viking. Yet the romans were conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Atlantic coast. Belknap Pr. Ruthless, romans won peace not through coexistence but through dominance; millions died and were enslaved during the creation of their empire.
Pax romana examines how the romans came to control so much of the world and asks whether traditionally favorable images of the Roman peace are true. Harvard University Press. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Western civilization. Goldsworthy vividly recounts the rebellions of the conquered, examining why they broke out, why most failed, and how they became exceedingly rare.
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World - 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed!100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset, formed alliances, and joined invaders, conquered peoples collaborated, causing resistance movements to fade away. Harvard University Press. A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the roman peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world Best-selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana, the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD.
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The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History, the Life and Death of a CivilizationHarperCollins - Cantor, Norman F. Civilization of the Middle Ages, The Harvard University Press. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Western civilization. Viking. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Yale University Press. Belknap Pr. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.
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