Europe in the High Middle Ages (The Penguin History of Europe)

Europe in the High Middle Ages (The Penguin History of Europe)


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It used to be an age of wish and risk, of feat and growth. Europe's excessive heart a while spanned the Crusades, the construction of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, convinced, inventive, the period appeared to be flowering right into a actual renaissance-until the disastrous fourteenth century rained disaster within the kind of plagues, famine, and war. 

In Europe within the excessive heart Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a shiny, teeming panorama that captures this misplaced age in all its glory and complexity. listed here are the good popes who revived the facility of the Church opposed to the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who prepared the ground for the Renaissance; the soldiers who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those that came across new wish and prosperity till the lengthy evening of the 1300s. From excessive to low, from dramatic occasions to social buildings, Jordan's account brings to lifestyles this attention-grabbing age. a part of the Penguin heritage of Europe sequence, edited via David Cannadine.

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