By David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

The Atlas of Medieval Europe covers the interval from the autumn of the Roman Empire via to the beginnings of the Renaissance, spreading from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes. every one map techniques a separate factor or sequence of occasions in medieval historical past, and a statement locates it in its broader context.

This moment variation has over 40 new maps protecting various issues including:

  • the Moravian Empire
  • environmental change
  • the travels and correspondence of Froissart and travelers within the east
  • the structure of significant castles and palaces.

Thorough insurance can be given to geographically peripheral parts like Portugal, Poland, Scandinavia and Ireland.

Providing a vibrant illustration of the advance of countries, peoples and social constructions, and charting political and army occasions, the Atlas takes an in depth examine quite a few key parts together with language and literature; the advance of alternate, paintings and structure; and the nice towns and lives of historic figures.

With over one hundred eighty maps, professional commentaries and an in depth bibliography, this moment version of an essential reference advisor to medieval Europe brings the advanced and vibrant background of the center a while to life.

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As political power became more centralized, economic and social organization in Scandinavia came to resemble that of other European nations. The final Scandinavian invasions resembled the wars of their neighbours; they aimed at conquest. Northmen would rule Normandy and give it their name; Danish law would run for much of eastern England (hence Danelaw); Canute would later be king of all England; and much of Ireland would be politically dominated by the Scandinavian kingdom based at Dublin until the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Foundations containing both a monastery and a convent) were established in this area and period: the best-known are Faremoutiers, Jouarre, and Balthild’s own re-foundation of Chelles-sur-Cher. In England, continental monasticism arrived from Rome when Augustine and his companions landed in Kent in 597: traditional assumptions that they followed exclusively the Rule of St Benedict have been subject to criticism and revision and it is now generally assumed that they too used some sort of ‘mixed rule’.

The Byzantines finally destroyed all Bulgarian resistance in 1018 and annexed the country. The Russians too were a threat, on occasion attacking Constantinople. They were originally Scandinavian freebooters who controlled the river routes from the Baltic to the Caspian and the Black Sea. They made Kiev their main centre and put the surrounding Slav tribes under tribute. Their warrior ethos militated against conversion to Christianity, which was delayed until the years 987–9, in the course of which Vladimir, the prince of Kiev, accepted Christianity from Byzantium.

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