Europe In The High Middle Ages  -     By: William Chester Jordan
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Europe In The High Middle Ages

Penguin Books / 2004 / Paperback

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The years from AD 1000 to the beginning of the fourteenth century were the most formative period in European history: a time of intense social, political, cultural and religious change. In this definitive work William Chester Jordan, one of the world's leading medievalists, explores a confident, dynamic age, far removed from our own.
The society that emerged at the beginning of the second millennium was a fervently Christian and ambitious one, where the power of the church and nation-states expanded and learning flourished. From the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, Jordan brings to life the values and achievements of the High Medieval period: the religious crusades, the epic literature, the great universities of England, France, and Italy, and the momentous achievements of Gothic architecture. He also brilliantly examines how the 'fire break' of the fourteenth century - famines, plagues and wars - was to bring this world dramatically to an end.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.31 X 2.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0140166645
ISBN-13: 9780140166644
UPC: 051488015000
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Author Bio

William Chester Jordan, former director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, is professor of history and director of the Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University. His previous book, The Great Famine, won the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy in 2000.

Editorial Reviews

“Jordan marvelously weaves the many and various events of the years 1000–1350 into a splendid historical tapestry. That this is the inaugural volume in the Penguin History of Europe augurs very well for the series.” (Publishers Weekly) “A splendid start to Penguin’s History of Europe series . . . [Jordan] writes elegantly and ironically, giving the reader a broad, but not dumbed down view of medieval society and its complexities.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)"

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