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Lectures in Medieval History

by Lynn Harry Nelson
  1. Title Page
  2. About the Author
  3. Preface
  1. The Roman Empire at its Height
    The Roman Empire and its Transformation
  2. The Later Roman Empire
    The Roman Empire and its Transformation
  3. The Rise of Christianity
    The Roman Empire and its Transformation
  4. The Life of Apollinaris Sidonius, (5 November c.430 - 21 August c.483)
    The Roman Empire and its Transformation
  5. Thoughts on Reading Beowulf
    The Germanic World and Its Inheritance
  6. The Coming of the Germans
    The Germanic World and Its Inheritance
  7. The Age of Justinian
    The Germanic World and Its Inheritance
  8. Thoughts on Reading Athanasus' Life of Saint Anthony and The Rule of Benedict
    The Germanic World and Its Inheritance
  9. The Rise of the Franks, 330-751
    The Germanic World and Its Inheritance
  10. Early Medieval Law
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  11. The Rise of the Western Church
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  12. The Origins and Expansion of Monasticism
    The Making of Modern Europe
  13. The Rise of Islam
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  14. Thoughts on Reading Sura 8 of the Qu'ran, "The Spoils"
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  15. The Carolingian Empire
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  16. Thoughts on Reading Alcuin's Life of St. Vedastus
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  17. The Fall of the Carolingian Empire
    The Making of Medieval Europe
  18. Three Views of Feudalism
    An Era of Decentralization
  19. The Life of Gerald the Good of Aurillac (ca. 855-909)
    An Era of Decentralization
  20. Cluny and Ecclesiastical Reform
    The Feudalization and Reform of the Church
  21. The Life of Gerbert of Aurillac (ca. 955-1003)
    The Feudalization and Reform of the Church
  22. The Owl, The Pussycat and the Investiture Controversy
    The Feudalization and Reform of the Church
  23. Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, El Cid
    "Feudal" Society and Its Changes
  24. Thoughts on Reading El Cid
    "Feudal" Society and Its Changes
  25. Thoughts on Reading The Song of Roland
    "Feudal" Society and Its Changes
  26. The Peasants: Advances in Agricultural Technology, 800-1000
    "Feudal" Society and Its Changes
  27. The Rise of Commerce and Towns
    "Feudal"Society and Its Changes
  28. The Bayeux Tapestry
    "Feudal" Society snd Its Changes
  29. The First Crusade
    "Feudal" Society and Its Changes
  30. The Troubadours and the Development of Chivalry
    The Twelfth-Century Renaissance
  31. The State of the Nobility
    The Twelfth Century Renaissance
  32. The Paupers
    The Twelfth Century Renaissance
  33. Medieval Philosophy
    The Twelfth Century Renaissance
  34. The Birth of the Universities
    The Twelfth Century Renaissance
  35. The Rise of Popular Heresies
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  36. Innocent II (1196-1216) and the Challenges to the Church
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  37. The Mendicant Friars
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  38. Thoughts on Reading The Little Flowers of St.Francis
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  39. Jofre Isaac and the Weight of Tradition (1140-1185)
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  40. Frederick II (1215-1250), Stupor Mundi
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  41. Europe in 1300
    The Thirteenth Century Crystallization
  42. The Avignon Papacy, 1305-1378
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  43. Thoughts on Reading The Process of Na Prous Bonett (1325)
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  44. The Rise of Capitalism and the Decline of the Guilds
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  45. The Great Famine (1315-1317) and the Black Death (1346-1351)
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  46. The Hundred Years' War (1336-1565)
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  47. The Sundering of Society, 1350-1500
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  48. The Great Schism, 1378-1415
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  49. The Rise of the National Monarchies, 1400-1500
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  50. Thoughts on the Reading The Life of Margery Kempe of Lynn
    The Ordeals of the Fourteenth Century
  51. Europe on the Eve of Discovery
    The End of An Era and the Dawn of a New Age
  52. The Discovery of the New World and the End of the Old
    The End of An Era and the Dawn of a New Age
  53. Five Contributions of the Middle Ages
    The End of An Era and the Dawn of a New Age