The Making of the Middle Ages PDF/EPUB ☆ of the

The Making of the Middle Ages PDF/EPUB ☆ of the Alternate cover edition for ISBNThis is an absorbing study of the main personalities and the influences that molded the history of Western Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth century Southern describes the chief forms of social, political, and religious organization


10 thoughts on “The Making of the Middle Ages

  1. Cat Cat says:

    An acknolwedged classic of european history, R.W Southern s The Middle Ages focuses on the period between 900 and 1200 A.D His geopgraphic focus is mostly northern france, with some asides to Germany, Italy, Southern France and England His main thesis is the idea that this period saw the emergence of a personal devotion to faith via monasticism that in turn prefigured t


  2. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    After this brief appearance he vanished from history, and the whole incident might be dismissed as one of those inexplicable approaches of worlds moving in different orbits and disturbing for a moment the even tenor tenor of their course, were it not for what followed My reading progression was routinely distracted last week This is customary, hardly an aberration A retu


  3. Domhnall Domhnall says:

    This is a well written and interesting book, a pleasure to read and illuminating, with many small gems along the way It is a commentary really on cultural changes over the tenth and eleventh and twelfth centuries Its first section concerns the opening up of Western European minds to the existence of very different cultures beyond their boundaries There was a total absence


  4. Kate Kate says:

    This was a favorite text from one of my undergraduate history courses and I have owned it for so long that the Yale University Press paperback edition that cost me 2.45 so many years ago is no longer in print I m glad the book is still available, because it is a small less than 300 pages gem of intellectual history The author examines the period from AD 972, when a scholar


  5. Glen Glen says:

    A great history book of how the collapse of the Roman Empire brought on what we call the Middle Ages by adjusting to the facts on the ground.I felt it was a bit too Anglo centric, but that was probably where most of the author s sources were located.


  6. Ned Ned says:

    Don t let my star rating fool ya This is a really good overview of the essential bits that tie together what made medieval Europe what it was c 900 1205 and what it would revolve against later Anyone at least mildly interested in the era should give this take at least a quick once over look.Written after WWII it really does seem to be trying to say all that was necessary abo


  7. AC AC says:

    The humanization of Christ born from the changes in monasticism wrought by St Anselm and St Bernard , the birth of a new piety of interiority, the move in the arts and in literature from epic to romance nothing less than this the origins of the modern subjective self, which Southern traces to the new monasticism of the 12th cen is the thesis of this final chapter of which all


  8. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    From memory a rather top down view of the middle ages, heavily slanted towards the doings of the ecclesiastical hierarchies To some extent this reflects the sources, but to an extent also the habits of the scholarship of Southern s day I d be inclined to recommend Bartlett s The Making of Europe instead From memory a rather top down view of the middle ages, heavily slanted tow


  9. Lee Broderick Lee Broderick says:

    All roads lead from Rome It s impossible to read this book in anything other than the light of the post War Britain R.W Southern was writing in countering the Germanic worshipping Victorians he remains locked into a discourse of cultural evolution The German societies of Victorian England were quickly forgotten after WWI, presenting something of an embarrassment and a little of


  10. N Perrin N Perrin says:

    The style is great but the content is lacking.You could say it would be a good introduction to medieval history, but Southern presumes you already know who figures are like Gregory VII and name drops a variety of other events or movements without explanation This would be all well and good if he actually offered some depth in his commentary on these events.But at the same time,


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