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European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century

European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century (Paperback)

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The "long twelfth century"--1050 to 1215--embraces one of the transformative moments in European history: the point, for some, at which Europe first truly became "Europe."Historians have used the terms "renaissance,""reformation,"and "revolution"to account for the dynamism of intellectual, religious, and structural renewal manifest across schools, monasteries, courts, and churches. Complicating the story, more recent historical work has highlighted manifestations of social crisis and oppression. In European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century, nineteen accomplished medievalists examine this pivotal era under the rubric of "transformation": a time of epoch-making change both good and ill, a release of social and cultural energies that proved innovative and yet continuous with the past. Their collective reappraisal, although acknowledging insights gained from over a century of scholarship, fruitfully adjusts the questions and alters the accents. In addition to covering such standard regions as England and France, and such standard topics as feudalism and investiture, the contributors also address Scandinavia, Iberia, and Eastern Europe, women's roles in medieval society, Jewish and Muslim communities, law and politics, and the complexities of urban and rural situations. With their diverse and challenging contributions, the authors offer a new point of departure for students and scholars attempting to grasp the dynamic puzzle of twelfth-century Europe. "In European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century, Thomas F. X. Noble and John Van Engen have assembled an impressive array of distinguished medievalists to explore geographical regions and a variety of themes to expose the best current thinking about what was and what was not distinctive about the twelfth century. Their collective efforts will be much cited for the innovative and well-argued contributions in this volume."--Paul Hyams, Cornell University

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Medieval historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryCrusadesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press Publication Date: 15/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9780268036102  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Thomas F. X. Noble is professor of history at thet University of Notre Dame.John Van Engen is the Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.CONTRIBUTORS: Anna Sapir Abulafia, Sverre Bagge, Dominique Barthelemy, Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak, Olivia Remie Constable, Paul Freedman, Rachel Fulton, John Gillingham, Piotr Gorecki, C. Stephen Jaeger, Adam J. Kosto, John Marenbon, Maureen C. Miller, Barbara Newman, David Nicholas, Thomas F. X. Noble, Hanna Vollrath, John Van Engen, Anders Winroth.

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