R.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and 'A' level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the mR.C. Davis provided the classic account of the European medieval world; equipping generations of undergraduate and 'A' level students with sufficient grasp of the period to debate diverse historical perspectives and reputations. His book has been important grounding for both modernists required to take a course in medieval history, and those who seek to specialise in the medieval period.In updating this classic work to a third edition, the additional author now enables students to see history in action; the diverse viewpoints and important research that has been undertaken since Davis' second edition, and progressed historical understanding. Each of Davis original chapters now concludes with a 'new directions and developments' section by Professor RI Moore, Emeritus of Newcastle University.A key work updated in a method that both enhances subject understanding and sets important research in its wider context. A vital resource, now up-to-date for generations of historians to come....
|Title||:||A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis|
|Number of Pages||:||476 Pages|
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A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis Reviews
I thought this was a good general history although I think the coverage of the development of the Holy Roman Empire is a bit confusing--both Charlemagne and Otto are referred to as the founder. I may have more to say as I type up my notes but I do think this is a good starting place for someone new to the subject.
Was a great introduction to the middle ages but can be a bit difficult to dip into as a beginner but I did enjoy it.
I found this a book of two parts; I really enjoyed the sections on the papacy but found the sections on economic matters and descriptions of the differing ways on dividing feudal property a little dry. It was good that additional comments and material on more recent developments in scholarship were included. Overall, a solid 3 star rating (would have been 3.5 if they allowed halves on the site).
As an introduction to the period, this book cannot be beaten - even now so many years since it was written. New findings and ideas bookend the chapters. They bring you up to date, provide fascinating context, and leave the chapters surprisingly unscathed. My only regret is that my memory won't retain all this information for long!
Although it is decades old, needs updating and seems to be fairly narrow in surveying predominantly the medieval historical development of the Papacy, France and the Empire, there are still few better places to find a balanced, enjoyable and thorough treatment of the subject.
I just read the Viking related parts from this book for my historical enquiry. The book is good, yet has many outdated theories as it from 1957, yet shows a good alternative view compared with many modern scholars.
I've had this book since purchasing it for a university class in 1981. I've still got it and still drag it out occasionally to re-read sections. Not for someone looking for an easy weekend read.