Europe's Long Twelfth Century (Heftet)

Order, Anxiety and Adaptation, 1095-1229

Serie: European History in Perspective 


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: European History in Perspective
ISBN/EAN: 9780230237858
Omtale Europe's Long Twelfth Century
Between 1095 and 1229, Western Europe confronted a series of alternative cultural possibilities that would fundamentally transform its social structures, its intellectual life, and its very identity. It was a period of difficult decisions and anxiety rather than a triumphant 'renaissance'. In this fresh reassessment of the twelfth century, John D. Cotts: * shows how new social, economic and religious options challenged Europeans to re-imagine their place in the world * provides an overview of political life and detailed examples of the original thought and religious enthusiasm of the time * presents the Crusades as the century's defining movement. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this is an essential overview of a pivotal era in medieval history that arguably paved the way for a united Europe.

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