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The Middle Ages

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674055629

Publication Date: 01/13/2015


632 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 color illustrations, 40 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. Boethius and the Rise of Europe
  • 2. Gregory the Great and the New Power of the Franks
  • 3. Charlemagne and the First Renewal of the Roman Empire
  • 4. Consolidation of the Kingdoms
  • 5. The End of Days Draws Menacingly Close
  • 6. “The True Emperor Is the Pope”
  • 7. The Long Century of Papal Schisms
  • 8. The Vicar of God
  • 9. The Triumph of Jurisprudence
  • 10. The Light of Reason
  • 11. The Monarchy
  • 12. Waiting for Judgment Day and the Renaissance
  • Epilogue: The Dark Middle Ages?
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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