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The Expansion of Central Europe in the Middle Ages

The Expansion of Central Europe in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Nora Berend
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351890085
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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This volume brings together a set of key studies on the history of medieval Central Europe (Bohemia, Hungary, Poland), along with others specially commissioned for the book or translated, and a new introduction. This region was both an area of immigration, and one of polities in expansion. Such expansion included the settlement and exploitation of previously empty lands as well as rulers' attempts to incorporate new territories under their rule, although these attempts did not always succeed. Often, German immigration has been prioritized in scholarship, and the medieval expansion of Central Europe has been equated with the expansion of Germans. Debates then focused on the positive or negative contribution of Germans to local life, and the consequences of their settlement. This perspective, however, distorts our understanding of medieval processes. On the one hand, Central Europe was not a passive recipient of immigrants. Local rulers and eventually nobles benefited from and encouraged immigration; they played an active role. On the other hand, German immigration was not a unified movement, and cannot be equated with a drang nach osten. Finally, not just Germans, but also various Romance-speaking and other immigrant groups settled in Central Europe. This volume, therefore, seeks to present a more complex picture of medieval expansion in Central Europe.

The Central Middle Ages

The Central Middle Ages

Europe 950-1320

  • Author: Daniel Power
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199253110
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series traces the history of Europe in the central middle ages (c.950-1320), an age of far-reaching change for the continent. Seven expert contributors consider the history of this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious and intellectual history. - ;The period from the late tenth to the early fourteenth centuries was one of the most dynamic in European history. Latin Christendom found a new confidence which has left its mark upon the landscape in the form of the great cathedrals and castles, w.

Manufacturing a Past for the Present

Manufacturing a Past for the Present

Forgery and Authenticity in Medievalist Texts and Objects in Nineteenth-Century Europe

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004276815
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Manufacturing a Past for the Present contains a series of essays on forgeries and manipulated texts and objects mainly in the service of modern nations emerging during the long nineteenth century, and reflections on the related debates on authenticity.

Between Sword and Prayer

Between Sword and Prayer

Warfare and Medieval Clergy in Cultural Perspective

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004353623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 564
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Between Sword and Prayer brings together diverse studies on the involvement of medieval European clergy in warfare and military activities, spanning a broad geographical range and multiple interpretive perspectives, including legal, literary, historical, and hagiographical approaches.

Seafarers, Merchants and Pirates in the Middle Ages

Seafarers, Merchants and Pirates in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Dirk Meier
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • ISBN: 9781843832379
  • Category: History
  • Page: 184
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In this engaging and highly-illustrated volume, Dirk Meier brings to life the world of the medieval seaman, based on evidence from ship excavations and contemporary accounts of voyages.

Gold

Gold

History and Genesis of Deposits

  • Author: Boyle
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461319692
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 676
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GOLD: History and Genesis of Deposits is the product of an effort by the Society of Economic Geologists to publish materials that will expand knowl edge concerning timely, specific topics important to the study of economic geology and to economic geologists. A volume on gold was selected for a general review-type publication because of the importance of the gold mining industry in the 1980s. The officers and council of the Society of Economic Geologists authorized the preparation of this book on gold in 1981, and Dr. Robert W. Boyle was selected as its author. Dr. Boyle has extensive experience in the study of gold deposits. He has an international reputation and a broad interest and understanding of the gold mining industry, the origin of gold deposits, and the history of gold as a metal and ore from prehistoric times to recent. Dr. Boyle uses important publications on gold deposits as source materials to document the various pathways of geological thought over time to introduce the reader to modern concepts. The book contains a wealth of information concerning gold.

The Expansion of England

The Expansion of England

Two Courses of Lectures

  • Author: John Robert Seeley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110802355X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 322
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This 1883 work examines the history of the British Empire and its position in the world, past, present and future.

Communities of Devotion

Communities of Devotion

Religious Orders and Society in East Central Europe, 1450–1800

  • Author: Dr Elaine Fulton,Dr Maria Craciun
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409482448
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 302
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Between the later middle ages and the eighteenth century, religious orders were in the vanguard of reform movements within the Christian church. Recent scholarship on medieval Europe has emphasised how mendicants exercised a significant influence on the religiosity of the laity by actually shaping their spirituality and piety. In a similar way for the early modern period, religious orders have been credited with disseminating Tridentine reform, training new clergy, gaining new converts and bringing those who had strayed back into the fold. Much about this process, however, still remains unknown, particularly with regards to east central Europe. Exploring the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe across a broad chronological timeframe, this collection provides a re-examination of the level and nature of interaction between members of religious orders and the communities around them. That the studies in this collection are all located in east central Europe - Transylvania, Hungary, Austria, and Bohemia- fulfils a second key aim of the volume: the examination of clerical and lay piety in a region of Europe almost entirely ignored by western scholarship. As such the volume provides an important addition to current scholarship, showcasing fresh research on a subject and region on which little has been published in English. The volume further contributes to the reintegration of eastern and western European history, expanding the existing parameters of scholarly discourse into late medieval and early modern religious practice and piety.

East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500

East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500

  • Author: Jean W Sedlar
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295972912
  • Category: History
  • Page: 556
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Although the Middle Ages saw brilliant achievements in the diverse nations of East Central Europe, this period has been almost totally neglected in Western historical scholarship. East Central Europe in the Middle Ages provides a much-needed overview of the history of the region from the time when the present nationalities established their state structures and adopted Christianity up to the Ottoman conquest. Jean Sedlar’s excellent synthesis clarifies what was going on in Europe between the Elbe and the Ukraine during the Middle Ages, making available for the first time in a single volume information necessary to a fuller understanding of the early history of present-day Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia.

The Conversion of Scandinavia

The Conversion of Scandinavia

Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe

  • Author: Anders Winroth
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300170262
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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In this book a MacArthur Award-winning scholar argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. Overturning the received narrative of Europe's military and religious conquest and colonization of the region, Anders Winroth contends that rather than acting as passive recipients, Scandinavians converted to Christianity because it was in individual chieftains' political, economic, and cultural interests to do so. Through a painstaking analysis and historical reconstruction of both archeological and literary sources, and drawing on scholarly work that has been unavailable in English, Winroth opens up new avenues for studying European ascendency and the expansion of Christianity in the medieval period.

Italy in the Central Middle Ages

Italy in the Central Middle Ages

  • Author: David Abulafia
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199247048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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Series: Short Oxford History of Italy

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages

A Cultural History

  • Author: Piotr Goreck,Nancy W. Deusen
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857711180
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Our understanding of medieval Central and Eastern Europe is being revitalized by new directions in cultural history. Careful and detailed portraits of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century life in the region expand our vision of the interplay between religion, politics, music and memory. Cultural history is here focused around two overarching themes, the court and the city: the city, considered as a construct, a place of economic and cultural specialization and exchange, and a material space; the court, as a setting of power, a social network, a terrain for the exercise of patronage, and as a forensic institution; the school, especially the university and the mendicant studium generale, considered as venues for education, and for interregional cultural contact; the economy, especially of particular towns, groups of towns, regional hinterlands, and particular sectors; and prevailing ideas, especially as articulated in urban and learned settings. We see the region in its intimate relationship with other regions of Europe: the commercial, intellectual, and social networks that naturally connect Poland and its neighbours to centres in Italy, France and Germany, as well as the broad areas of contact, cultural sharing, and similarity of patterns. Górecki and Van Deusen delineate a comprehensive historiographical framework, and draw links between this emerging history of the region and Polish, Eastern European as well as European history. They conclude by exploring the prospects for a new cultural history of East Central Europe. 'Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages' contributes to the problem of ‘Europe’ - as a region and as a construct. An encounter between several strands of current medieval historiography, it will be invaluable for scholars working on the cultural, economic and social history of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Secular Clergy in England, 1066-1216

The Secular Clergy in England, 1066-1216

  • Author: Hugh M. Thomas
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191007013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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The secular clergy - priests and other clerics outside of monastic orders - were among the most influential and powerful groups in European society during the central Middle Ages. The secular clergy got their title from the Latin word for world, saeculum, and secular clerics kept the Church running in the world beyond the cloister wall, with responsibility for the bulk of pastoral care and ecclesiastical administration. This gave them enormous religious influence, although they were considered too worldly by many contemporary moralists - trying, for instance, to oppose the elimination of clerical marriage and concubinage. Although their worldliness created many tensions, it also gave the secular clergy much worldly influence. Contemporaries treated elite secular clerics as equivalent to knights, and some were as wealthy as minor barons. Secular clerics had a huge role in the rise of royal bureaucracy, one of the key historical developments of the period. They were instrumental to the intellectual and cultural flowering of the twelfth century, the rise of the schools, the creation of the book trade, and the invention of universities. They performed music, produced literature in a variety of genres and languages, and patronized art and architecture. Indeed, this volume argues that they contributed more than any other group to the Twelfth-Century Renaissance. Yet the secular clergy as a group have received almost no attention from scholars, unlike monks, nuns, or secular nobles. In The Secular Clergy in England, 1066-1216, Hugh Thomas aims to correct this deficiency through a major study of the secular clergy below the level of bishop in England from 1066 to 1216.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

A Biographical History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Ruth A. Tucker
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310830621
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 528
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This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring—an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

The Medieval Expansion of Europe

The Medieval Expansion of Europe

  • Author: J. R. S. Phillips
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198207405
  • Category: History
  • Page: 306
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Between the year 1000 and the middle of the fourteenth century a remarkable series of events unfolded as Europeans made contact with a very substantial part of the inhabited world, much of it never previously known to or suspected by them. Leif Ericsson and other Vikings from Greenland discovered North America; European crusading armies established themselves in Syria and Palestine; Marco Polo and other Italian merchants, and missionaries such as John of Monte Corvino penetrated the dominions of the Mongol great Khans as far as China; the Vivaldi brothers sought to open a sea route to India; Jaime Ferrer was lured by dreams of locating the source of West African gold; and the Atlantic island groups, the canaries, Madeira, and the Azores, were all discovered. For this Clarendon Paperback edition, Professor Phillips has added a new Foreword and Conclusion, as well as a bibliographical essay, surveying recent work in what is becoming a thriving area of research.

The Church in Western Europe from the Tenth to the Early Twelfth Century

The Church in Western Europe from the Tenth to the Early Twelfth Century

  • Author: Gerd Tellenbach
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521437110
  • Category: History
  • Page: 403
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This comprehensive survey of the history of the Church in Western Europe, as institution and spiritual body.

The Czech Lands in Medieval Transformation

The Czech Lands in Medieval Transformation

  • Author: Jan Klapste
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004203478
  • Category: History
  • Page: 524
  • View: 1989
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The book on the Medieval transformation that impacted the Czech lands in the 13th century, focussed on the onset of landed nobility, the transformation of the rural milieu, and the early urban history. The explanation is anchored in a broad European context.

Family History Revisited

Family History Revisited

Comparative Perspectives

  • Author: Richard Wall,Tamara K. Hareven,Josef Ehmer
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874136876
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 403
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This collection of original essays by the leading scholars on the historical study of the family covers topics ranging from the timing of marriage and chldbearing to love, family relations, gender roles, aging, the relations between generations, and family and household dynamics among various social classes. The essays point to new directions in the field by examining the dimensions of family relations such as the role of love in the life of peasants, the interaction of children born out of wedlock with their fathers, the impact of property on family relations and the role of culture, as well as social structure in explaining family and life course patterns. Essays by Tamara Hareven and Peter Laslett discuss general developments in this field and their relationship to the larger understanding of social change.

European Prehistory

European Prehistory

A Survey

  • Author: Sarunas Milisauskas
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441966339
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 493
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European Prehistory: A Survey traces humans from their earliest appearance on the continent to the Rise of the Roman Empire, drawing on archaeological research from all over Europe. It includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments are explored using a wide range of archaeological data that emphasizes aspects of agricultural practices, gender, mortuary practices, population genetics, ritual, settlement patterns, technology, trade, and warfare. Using new methods and theories, recent discoveries and arguments are presented and previous discoveries reevaluated. This work includes chapters on European geography and the chronology of European prehistory. A new chapter has been added on the historical development of European archaeology. The remaining chapters have been contributed by archaeologists specializing in different periods. The second edition of European Prehistory: A Survey is enhanced by a glossary, three indices and a comprehensive bibliography, as well as an extensive collection of maps, chronological tables and photographs.

Bronze Age cultures in Central and Eastern Europe

Bronze Age cultures in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Author: Marija Gimbutas
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3111668142
  • Category: History
  • Page: 681
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