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Title Debating the Middle Ages : issues and readings / edited and introduced by Lester K. Little and Barbara H. Rosenwein.

Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  909.1 DEBA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 396 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. The Fate of Rome's Western Provinces. 1. Conceptions of Ethnicity in Early Medieval Studies / Walter Pohl. 2. The Barbarians in Late Antiquity and How They Were Accommodated in the West / Walter Goffart. 3. The Fall of Rome Will Not Take Place / Chris Wickham. 4. The Decline of the Western Empire / Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse. 5. Gregory of Tours and Clovis / Ian N. Wood. 6. Missionaries and Magic in Dark-Age Europe / Alexander Murray -- Pt. II. Feudalism and Its Alternatives. 7. The Banal Seigneury and the "Reconditioning" of the Free Peasantry / Pierre Bonnassie. 8. The Year 1000 Without Abrupt or Radical Transformation / Dominique Barthelemy. 9. The Tyranny of a Construct: Feudalism and Historians of Medieval Europe / Elizabeth A. R. Brown. 10. Giving Each His Due / Fredric L. Cheyette. 11. Strangers and Neighbors / Monique Bourin and Robert Durand. 12. Amicitiae [Friendships] as Relationships Between States and People / Gerd Althoff -- Pt. III. Gender.
13. Queens as Jezebels: the Careers of Brunhild and Balthild in Merovingian History / Janet Nelson. 14. Women and the Norman Conquest / Pauline Stafford. 15. The "Cruel Mother": Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries / Christiane Klapisch-Zuber. 16. Men's Use of Female Symbols / Caroline Walker Bynum. 17. Burdens of Matrimony: Husbanding and Gender in Medieval Italy / Susan Mosher Stuard -- Pt. IV. Religion and Society. 18. The Evangelical Awakening / Marie-Dominique Chenu. 19. The Use and Abuse of Miracles in Early Medieval Culture / Sofia Boesch Gajano. 20. The Dead in the Celestial Bookkeeping of the Cluniac Monks Around the Year 1000 / Dominique Iogna-Prat. 21. Literacy and the Making of Heresy, c.1000-c.1150 / R. I. Moore. 22. Religion, Folklore, and Society in the Medieval West / Jean-Claude Schmitt.
Summary This book collects the most original and influential recent work in the field of medieval history and provides a stimulating overview of current medieval historiography. It is structured thematically under 4 key areas of debate: the fate of Rome's western provinces, feudalism and its alternatives, gender and religion, and society. Each section comprises an introduction by the editors discussing the significance of the topic and the history of its interpretation. There follows, for each, 5 to 6 readings from books or articles that reflect some of the most important current scholarship in the field. The book includes several pieces that are translated into English for the first time.
Other author Rosenwein, Barbara H.
Little, Lester K.
Subject Middle Ages.
ISBN 1577180070
1577180089 (paperback)