The Hollow Crown

Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908009
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The Hollow Crown. There is no more haunting, compelling period in Britain's history than the later middle ages. The extraordinary kings - Edward III and Henry V the great warriors, Richard II and Henry VI, tragic inadequates killed by their failure to use their power, and Richard III, the demon king. The extraordinary events - the Black Death that destroyed a third of the population, the Peasants' Revolt, the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Agincourt. The extraordinary artistic achievements - the great churches, castles and tombs that still dominate the landscape, the birth of the English language in The Canterbury Tales. For the first time in a generation, a historian has had the vision and confidence to write a spell-binding account of the era immortalised by Shakespeare's history plays. THE HOLLOW CROWN brilliantly brings to life for the reader a world we have long lost - a strange, Catholic, rural country of monks, peasants, knights and merchants, almost perpetually at war - but continues to define so much of England's national myth.

The Cambridge History Of Christianity Volume 4 Christianity In Western Europe C 1100 C 1500

Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316175693
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The Cambridge History Of Christianity Volume 4 Christianity In Western Europe C 1100 C 1500. During the early middle ages, Europe developed complex and varied Christian cultures, and from about 1100 secular rulers, competing factions and inspired individuals continued to engender a diverse and ever-changing mix within Christian society. This volume explores the wide range of institutions, practices and experiences associated with the life of European Christians in the later middle ages. The clergy of this period initiated new approaches to the role of priests, bishops and popes, and developed an ambitious project to instruct the laity. For lay people, the practices of parish religion were central, but many sought additional ways to enrich their lives as Christians. Impulses towards reform and renewal periodically swept across Europe, led by charismatic preachers and supported by secular rulers. This book provides accessible accounts of these complex historical processes and entices the reader towards further enquiry.

The Long Process Of Development

Author: Jerry F. Hough
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107670411
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The Long Process Of Development. This groundbreaking book examines the history of Spain, England, the United States, and Mexico to explain why development takes centuries.

Medieval Christianity In Practice

Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691090599
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Medieval Christianity In Practice. Comprising forty-two selections from primary source materials, each translated with an introduction and commentary by a specialist in the field, this collection illustrates the religious cycles, rituals, and experiences that gave meaning to medieval Christian individuals and communities. The texts represent the practices through which Christians conducted their individual, family, and community lives and explore such life-cycle events as birth, confirmation, marriage, sickness, death, and burial. The texts also document religious practices related to themes of work, parish life, and devotions, as well as power and authority.--From publisher's description.

England In The Later Middle Ages

Author: M.H. Keen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134483031
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England In The Later Middle Ages. First published to wide critical acclaim in 1973, England in the Later Middle Ages has become a seminal text for students studying this diverse, complex period. This spirited work surveys the period from Edward I to the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, which heralded in the Tudor Age. The second edition of this book, while maintaining the character of the original, brings the study up to date. Each chapter includes a discussion of the historiographical developments of the last decade and the author takes a fresh look at the changing world of the Later Middle Ages, particularly the plague and the economy. Also included is a rewritten introduction.

Medieval Scotland

Author: A. D. M. Barrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521586023
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Medieval Scotland. A one-volume political and ecclesiastical history of Scotland from the eleventh century to the Reformation.

Medieval Suffolk

Author: Mark Bailey
Publisher: Boydell Press
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Medieval Suffolk. A comprehensive survey of the economy and society of late medieval Suffolk.

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval England

Author: Nigel Saul
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198205029
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval England. A comprehensive introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth.

Corpus Christi

Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521438056
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Corpus Christi. A paperback edition of Miri Rubin's highly successful study of the meaning of the eucharist, c. 1150-1500.