A Companion to the Medieval World
Edward D. English (Hrsg.), Carol Lansing (Hrsg.)
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Regional- und Ländergeschichte
Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, thisimportant volume covers the major issues in the study of medievalEurope, highlighting the significant impact the time period had oncultural forms and institutions central to European identity. * Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe,its periodization, and central themes * Includes coverage of important questions such as identity andthe self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as wellas more traditional topics such as economic and demographicexpansion; kingship; and the rise of the West * Explores Europe's understanding of the wider world toplace the study of the medieval society in a global context
A Companion to the Medieval World is a valuable reference book forstudents engaged in medieval studies at honours or postgraduate levelseeking in-depth information on sources for essays and theses. It is usefulfor teachers and lecturers of medieval history (like me) striving to keep upto-date with the state of the discipline. Many of the essays would also be ofinterest to intelligent 'general readers'
"...a valuable reference book for students engaged in medieval studies at honours or postgraduate level seeking in-depth information on sources for essays and theses. It is useful for teachers and lecturers of medieval history (like me) striving to keep upto-date with the state of the discipline. Many of the essays would also be of interest to intelligent 'general readers' who wish to extend their knowledge of the medieval world."
"Nonetheless, this Companion is an excellent manual for those who have never (or only partially) studied medieval history, as it provides clear outlines of extremely complex issues, a thought-provoking insight into historiographical and methodological trends, as well as an extremely rich bibliography to assist further investigation."
'A Companion to the Medieval World will be of greatvalue for instructors who want to pull their own thoughts togetherand to have a model for a concise explication of complicatedtopics. It will also bring home to students and general readersthat there is no "party line"
History, European Medieval History, Mittelalter, Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters, Geschichte