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by Patrick Geary

eBook Readings in Medieval History epub
  • ISBN: 1551115506
  • Author: Patrick Geary
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division; 3rd edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 840 pages
  • ePUB size: 1975 kb
  • FB2 size 1560 kb
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Readings in Medieval Hist. has been added to your Cart. Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the Western medieval world is well known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts – or entire documents wherever possible-from the most widely studied historical texts.

Readings in Medieval History book. As before, four principles guide the selection of materials. First, entire documents are included wherever possible, not snippets.

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Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the Western medieval world is well known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts or entire documents wherever possible from the most widely studied histori. Geary's highly acclaimed collection of source materials on the Western medieval world is well known for offering an excellent selection of substantial excerpts or entire documents wherever possible from the most widely studied historical texts. Study questions have been added at the end of each section to help students focus on key points in the text

Reading in Medieval History: v. 1 & 2 (Paperback).

Reading in Medieval History: v. The result is a book that is overall more user friendly.

Readings in Medieval History.

Author: Patrick Geary ISBN 10: 1551115506. Published On: 2003-04-01 SKU: 8765-9781551115504. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. by Geary, Patrick J. 47. 6 rub. 2,638. 98 rub. + 31. 7 rub p&p. Master-Servant Childhood: A History of the Idea of Childhood in Medieval English. 93. 2 rub. + 47. 6 rub p&p. Middle Ages Vol. II : Readings in Medieval History by Tierney, Brian. 20. 8 rub.

Author Patrick Geary. Publication Year 2003. Publisher University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division.

Four principles guide the selection of materials. First, entire documents are included wherever possible, not snippets. Second, texts are grouped to form dossiers in which the individual documents relate to one another, reflecting the practice of historians themselves. Third, most of the documents chosen have been the subject of significant scholarship. And fourth, raw material for many types of historical investigations is provided: the documents are equally useful to the political historian, the social historian, the cultural historian or the historian of mentalities.

The third edition includes an updated Preface, more extensive material from Gregory of Tours, and a new section, "The Iberian Peninsula," containing material that deals with Jews, Muslims and Heretics. The text has also been newly typeset, making the book more readable, and in response to suggestions concerning the weight of the book, lighter paper is being used. The result is a book that is overall more user friendly.

Please note: This edition is also available in a two-volume format, dividing the text chronologically:

Volume I: The Early Middle AgesVolume II: The Later Middle Ages

Special Combined Price: Readings in Medieval History, third edition may be ordered together with A Short History of the Middle Ages, third edition at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-44260-353-0.

Comments: (5)
JOGETIME
This is a standard for medieval studies and has a great selection of sources. Recommended for personal, professional and classroom use.
White gold
Long ago Europe was just another highly dangerous heathen continent to live in. Then it made acceptance of the Bible and some of its moral demands official policy and rose, over the centuries, to great power and influence over the world. This book is a selection of memoirs and other writings from the Middle Ages. Other than the Crusades, whose savagery and antisemitism are of truly frightening proportions, many of the other writings reflect the longings of the souls, of some Europeans, to be good Christians and to change as much of the world as was possible for them for the better. While history has shown that Europe has more often failed than succeeded at abiding by the Bible's moral demands, there is no denying the strong desire to be good, and to teach others, of many of the powerful personalities chosen for this collection. In all, the collection provides a balanced view of the achievements of noble souls, as well as revealing the inner workings of some pretty mediocre ones, and their combined influence over Medieval European history and affairs.
Uickabrod
Bought this book for a college class in Medieval History. Was barely helpful. The professor had us read the book but it made so little sense and had no real narrative that he ended up just relaying the stories it was trying to tell to us verbally during class. He was a great storyteller. This book not so much.
Ydely
Readings in Medieval History is a terrific book for a number of reasons. Many students today encounter only secondary source materials in their history courses; in other words, students are immediately presented with a particular historian's opinion of a given source document before he or she is allowed to dive into the readings themselves. Secondary text books frame (and limit) one's readings with phrases such as "the Anglo-Saxon chronicle was significant because..." Patrick Geary presents the material in their raw form and allows the reader to draw his or her own significance.

This text allows the student of history to read primary documents, which are mostly presented unabridged, exactly as they were written by their medieval authors. Other than the inherent problems of translation (most of these texts were writen in medieval Latin, Old English, French, or other vernaculars) this book offers the most direct contact with the past that an individual can reasonably hope for. This book allows you to hear the medieval voice without modern contextual hindrances. Readings in Medieval History situates its wonderful texts in their own particular cultural milieu, and allows the reader to appreciate these documents in their own right.
Wizard
I had the opportunity to use this book as a text for a course while studying at UC Riverside. It serves well as a secondary souce; for those unfamiliar with the term, this kind of source is historical documentation written by contemporaries. So it contains accounts written written by medieval Europeans. It does primarily contain translated documents, in modern english, from Western Europe. Readers will find all the usual suspects and many more: Tacitus, Charlemagne, Gregory of Tours, King Louis the Ninth, King John, and a plethora of papal thought. Additional gems include the memoirs of a Byzantine princess, the Domesday book, the Concordant of Worms, and the interpretations of Aristotle by the Muslim philosopher Siegbert (my favorite). Naturally, the writings are challenging to read for those who are unfamiliar with medieval prose and style, but as a student I found reading the documents remarkably similar to reading today's Common Law documents. For anyone who is interested in building synapses geared for the study of law, this thick book is a springboard as most of its documents pertain to canon law, divine law, theology, Roman law, and English law. Worth your pennies!
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