The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

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Oxford University Press #ad - This is the most authoritative account of life in Medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, and the Hundred Years War, popular festivals, the Byzantines, to the ideals of the crusades, and new art forms.

Oxford university Press USA. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in european life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.

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Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000

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Oxford University Press, Usa #ad - Europe after rome: a new cultural history 500-1000 is the first single-author study in more than fifty years to offer an integrated appraisal of the early Middle Ages as a dynamic and formative period in European history. It overturns traditional narratives and instead offers an entirely fresh approach to the centuries from c.

500 to c. 1000 . In the context of debates about the social, and cultural meaning of "Europe" in the early twenty-first century, religious, this book seeks the origins of European cultural pluralism and diversity in the early Middle Ages. Rejecting any notion of a dominant, uniform early medieval culture, Europe after Rome argues that the fundamental characteristic of the early middle ages is diversity of experience.

Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000 #ad - To explain how the men and women who lived in this period ordered their world in cultural, social, regional studies, and political terms, it employs an innovative methodology that combines cultural history, and gender history. Ranging comparatively from ireland to hungary and from Scotland and Scandinavia to Spain and Italy, the analysis highlights three themes: regional variation, power, and the legacy of Rome.

Written in an attractive and accessible style, the book makes extensive use of original sources in order to introduce early medieval men and women at all levels of society--from slave to emperor--and allows them to speak to students in their own words.

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The Penguin History of Medieval Europe

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Penguin Books #ad - A comprehensive, general survey of Europe from the ruins of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Turks.

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The Oxford History of Greece & the Hellenistic World

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Oxford University Press #ad - The editors, philosophy, and the arts, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and historical charts. Together with hundreds of excellent illustrations, these entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage.

From the epic poems of homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical Greek world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements. This work also treats the hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquered by Alexander the Great.

The Oxford History of Greece & the Hellenistic World #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Now, readers can embrace the spirit of the classical world, in this vivid volume, from the eighth to the first centuries B. C. A period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. Moreover, the contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style.

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The Oxford History of the Roman World

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Oxford University Press #ad - Reinforcing the book's historical framework are maps, diagrams, a useful chronology, and a full bibliography. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE.

Packed with fascinating detail and written by acknowledged experts in Roman history, the book expertly interweaves chapters on social and political history, art and architecture, the Emperors, historians, and the works of leading Roman poets, and philosophers. In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule.

The Oxford History of the Roman World #ad - . Taken as a whole, this rich work offers an indispensable resource on the history of one of the world's greatest empires. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity. Oxford university Press USA.

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A History of Byzantium

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Wiley-Blackwell. Expands treatment of the middle and later byzantine periods, and a newly annotated, incorporating new archaeological evidence Includes additional maps and photographs, updated bibliography Incorporates a new section on web resources for Byzantium studies Demonstrates that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society Situates Byzantium in its broader historical context with a new comparative timeline and textboxes Oxford university Press USA.

This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised A History of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Great in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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The Reformation: A History

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Penguin Books #ad - Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford university Press USA. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, monarchs, diarmaid macCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, scholars, and politicians—from the zealous Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II.

Drawing together the many strands of the reformation and counter-Reformation, MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives—overturning ideas of love, death, and ranging widely across Europe and the New World, sex, and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.

The Reformation: A History #ad - . Penguin Books. The national book critics circle award–winning history of the reformation—from the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity  At a time when men and women were prepared to kill—and be killed—for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart.

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition

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Yale University Press #ad - . In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student or the general reader. Kirkus reviews “a polished and informative work that will be useful for general readers and students.

Daniel tompkins, Temple University Oxford university Press USA. Focusing on the development of the greek city-state and the society, social, culture, military, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike.

Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition #ad - Now in its second edition, a new introduction, this classic work now features new maps and illustrations, and updates throughout. A limpidly written, highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great’s empire. Yale University Press.

Wiley-Blackwell. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B. C. Penguin Books.

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Ancient Rome: A New History Second Edition

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Thames & Hudson #ad - Penguin Books. Wiley-Blackwell. The new second edition of the definitive history of Rome―from its beginnings to the Arab conquest, and beyond. 200 illustrations, 149 in color Oxford university Press USA. The second edition adds further nuance to its highly readable narrative with extended coverage of the following: • the evolution of roman historiography and early roman rites • The Roman state and Latin literature in the second century BC • The use of the fleet in the First Punic War • The Late Republic • The development of courtlike structures in the decades before the death of Caesar • The Roman army, anthropology, coins, including evidence from Vindolanda • Constantine’s conversion to Christianity Incorporating contributions from economics, David Potter’s thought-provoking and accessible text shows students how Roman historians evaluate evidence from sources as diverse as art, literary criticism, archaeology, and primary sources, and architecture.

The book is beautifully illustrated with over 200 illustrations―maps, sculpture, portraits, paintings, battle plans, and more. Yale University Press.

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The Making of the Middle Ages

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Yale University Press #ad - Penguin Books. Yale University Press. A distinguished oxford historian presents an absorbing study of the main personalities and the influences that molded the history of Western Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth century, political, describing the chief forms of social, and religious organization.

A book of rare value. Sidney painter, american Historical Review Oxford university Press USA. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968

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Holmes & Meier Publishers #ad - Her husband, after surviving dachau and Auschwitz and becoming Czechoslovakia's deputy minister of foreign trade, was convicted of conspiracy in the infamous 1952 Slansky trial and then executed. Penguin Books. Yale University Press. Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford university Press USA. Her clear-eyed memoir of her life during those horrific days is resonant with lyricism, managing somehow to be heartening even as it helps us to understand the political tragedies of the twentieth century.

Heda margolius kovály 1919–2010 endured both the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and the brutality of Czechoslovakia's postwar Stalinist government.

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