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  • Page extent: 891 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 940.1
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: D117 .N48 1995
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Europe--History--476-1492
    • Middle Ages--History

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521364478 | ISBN-10: 0521364477)

The period of the tenth and early eleventh centuries was crucial in the formation of Europe, much of whose political geography and larger-scale divisions began to take shape at this time. It was also an era of great fragmentation, and hence of differences which have been magnified by modern national historiographical traditions. This volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History reflects these varying traditions, and provides an authoritative survey in its own terms. The volume is divided into three sections. The first covers general themes such as the economy, government, and religious, cultural, and intellectual life. The second is devoted to the kingdoms and principalities which had emerged within the area of the former Carolingian empire as well as the 'honorary Carolingian' region of England. The final section deals with the emergent principalities of eastern Europe and the new and established empires, states and statelets of the Mediterranean world.

• A further volume in the much-admired New Cambridge Medieval History series, covering the tenth and early eleventh centuries • Contains an unrivalled wealth of material on the period, written by many of the world's leading early medieval scholars • Together with other volumes in the series, this will stand as the authoritative reference work on the period for many decades to come


List of maps; List of plates; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction Timothy Reuter; Part I. General Themes: 2. Rural economy and country life Robert Fossier; 3. Merchants, markets and towns Peter Johanek; 4. Rulers and government Janet Nelson; 5. The Church Rosamond McKitterick; 6. Monasticism Joachim Wollasch; 7. Intellectual life Claudio Leonardi; 8. Artists and patrons Henry Mayr-Harting; Part II. Post-Carolingian Europe: 9. The Ottonians as kings and queens Eckhard Müller-Mertens; 10. Saxony and the Elbe slavs in the tenth century Gerd Althoff; 11. Bavaria in the tenth and early eleventh centuries Herwig Wolfram; 12. Lotharingia Michel Parisse; 13. Burgundy and Provence, 879–1032 Constance Bouchard; 14. The kingdom of Italy Giuseppe Sergi; 15. West Francia: the kingdom Jean Dunbabin; 16. West Francia: the northern principalities David Bates; 17. West Francia: the southern principalities Michel Zimmermann; 18. England Simon Keynes; Part III. Non-Carolingian Europe: 19. European Russia, c.500-c.1050 Thomas Noonan; 20. Bohemia and Poland Jerzy Strzelczyk; 21. Hungary Kornél Bakay; 22. Byzantium in equlilibrium, 886–944 Jonathan Shepard; 23. Bulgaria: the other Balkan 'empire' Jonathan Shepard; 25. Byzantium and the west Jonathan Shepard; 26. Southern Italy in the tenth century Graham Loud; 27. Sicily and al-Andalus under Muslim rule Hugh Kennedy; 28. The Spanish kingdoms Roger Collins; Bibliographies; Indexes.


'There can be no doubt that this meticulously edited volume offers a very valuable synthesis of current research, and deserves careful study.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History


Timothy Reuter, Robert Fossier, Peter Johanek, Janet Nelson, Rosamond McKitterick, Joachim Wollasch, Claudio Leonardi, Henry Mayr-Harting, Eckhard Müller-Mertens, Gerd Althoff, Herwig Wolfram, Michel Parisse, Constance Bouchard, Giuseppe Sergi, Jean Dunbabin, David Bates, Michel Zimmermann, Simon Keynes, Thomas Noonan, Jerzy Strzelczyk, Kornél Bakay, Jonathan Shepard, Graham Loud, Hugh Kennedy, Roger Collins

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