An Unpopular War: From Afkak to Bosbefok
Used paperback in good condition. Cover showing handling wear on top and bottom. Pages in good condition but outside of book have browned. 429 pages. Published by Longman Group, 1979. ISBN 0582482089.
RHC Davis's well-known and well-loved A History of Medieval Europe rapidly established itself as the standard introductory survey of the period and is a bestseller to this day. The book is based on the lectures given by Professor Davis to modern history students at University College, London under the guise of "broadening". The book is described as "at the level of first-year undergraduates". The breadth and authority of the book is to be expected in the work of such a major scholar, but the acute selection of vivid detail and the vigour of his writing are those of a born communicator.
A History of Medieval Europe is in two parts. The first, The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.
The second part, The High Middle Ages, takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century. Important topics covered in this period include the spread of monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the crusades, and feudal monarchy.
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A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis : RHC Davis
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