9780745639338

What is Medieval History?

John H. Arnold


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ISBN: 9780745639338
Published: December 2007

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What is it that medieval historians do? And how ? and why
? do they do it? What is Medieval History? provides an
accessible, far-ranging and passionate guide to the study of
medieval history. The book discusses the creation of the academic
field, the nature of the sources, the intellectual tools used by
medievalists, and some key areas of thematic importance from the
fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation.
Students, teachers, researchers and interested general readers
will find the book an invaluable guide. The author explores his
field through numerous fascinating case studies, including a
magical plot against a medieval pope, a fourteenth-century
insurrection, and the importance of a kiss exchanged between two
tenth-century noblemen.

Throughout the book, readers are shown not only what medieval
history is, but the cultural and political contexts in which
medieval history has been written. And, above all, What is
Medieval History? demonstrates why the pursuit of medieval
history continues to be important to the present and future
world.

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780745639338
  • Published: December 2007
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Width (mm): 140
  • Height (mm): 216
  • Depth (mm): 10
  • Weight (g): 256

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