The Two Cities Medieval Europe, 1050-1320

By: Barber, Malcolm

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DJ shows light edge wear & creasing ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Illustrations; 581 pages; 'The Two Cities' has become an essential text for students of medieval history. 'Two Cities' covers a colorful period from the schism between the eastern and western churches to the death of Dante. It encompasses the Crusades, the expansionist force of the Normans, major developments in the way kings, emperors and Popes exercised their powers, a great flourishing of art and architecture and the foundation of the very first universities. Running through it is the defining characteristic of the high Middle Ages--the delicate relationship between the spiritual and secular worlds. In medieval times, these two essential elements of life were seen as the two 'cities' of the title, they could not be divided but there was constant tension between them. This survey provides all the facts and background information that students need, and is defined into straightforward thematic chapters. It makes extensive use of primary sources, and makes new trends in research accessible to students. Its fresh approach gives students the most rounded, lively and integrated view of the high Middle Ages available.

Title: The Two Cities Medieval Europe, 1050-1320

Author Name: Barber, Malcolm

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1992

ISBN Number: 0415067804

ISBN Number 13: 9780415067805

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 12101

Keywords: Europe History Middle Ages