A History of the Middle Ages, 300–1500 by John M. Riddle

By John M. Riddle

This transparent and accomplished textual content covers the center a while from the classical period to the past due medieval interval. wonderful historian John Riddle offers a cogent research of the rulers, wars, and events—both normal and human—that outlined the medieval period. Taking a vast geographical viewpoint, Riddle contains northern and jap Europe, Byzantine civilization, and the Islamic states. every one, he convincingly exhibits, provided values and institutions—religious devotion, toleration and intolerance, legislation, methods of considering, and altering roles of women—that presaged modernity. as well as conventional themes of pen, sword, and notice, the writer explores different using forces reminiscent of technology, faith, and know-how in ways in which past textbooks haven't. He additionally examines such often-overlooked concerns as medieval gender roles and medication and seminal occasions reminiscent of the crusades from the vantage element of either Muslims and jap and western Christians.

In addition to an intensive chronological narrative, the textual content deals humanizing positive factors to interact scholars. every one bankruptcy opens with a theme-setting vignette concerning the lives of normal and amazing humans. The e-book additionally introduces scholars to key controversies and topics in historiography by way of that includes in every one bankruptcy a trendy medieval historian and the way his or her rules have formed modern brooding about the center a while. Richly illustrated with colour plates, this full of life, attractive e-book will immerse readers within the medieval international, an period that formed the basis for the fashionable world.

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