This wide-ranging introduction to medieval Europe has been updated and revised. In his popular survey Brooke explores the variety of human experience in the period. He looks at society, economy, religious life and popular religion, learning, culture, as well as political events; the rise of the Normans and the heyday of the medieval Empire. For the new edition there is increased coverage of the role of women and more attention to central Europe, Bohemia, Hungary and Poland.
List of genealogical charts.List of maps.Preface.Abbreviations1. Introduction.2.Sources.3. The shape of Europe.4. Economic life.5. Society.6. The role of women.7. Marriage.8. Cities and towns.9.Travel.10. Kingship and government.11. The Empire, 962-1056.12. From the Salians to the Hohenstaufen.13. The kingdom of the French.14. Britain and the Vikings, 959-1035.15. The Normans.16. The crusades, Byzantium and Spain.17. Monasticism and papal reform.18. The papal conflicts.19. The new monastic orders.20. Schools and scholarship.21.Popular religion.22. Epilogue.Appendix.Bibliography.Genealogical charts.Maps.Index