First published in 1931, this book covers the broad period of time between the Christian Roman Empire instituted in the fourth century and the period of the Renaissance. The author traces the main events of medieval history — striking a balance between political, institutional, social and cultural history — with no event of major importance escaping recognition. In addition to covering medieval Europe in detail, it also includes sections on the Byzantine Empire and the foundation of Islam. Many maps are also included to geographically illustrate key points. This book will be of interest to students of history.
I. The Roman Empire II. The Church in the Roman Empire III. The Barbarian World IV. The Founding of the German Kingdoms V. The Byzantine Empires (330-802) VI. Mohammed and Islam VII. Lombard, Papal and Byzantine Italy VIII. Monasticism IX. Charlemagne and the Frank Empire X. The Expansion and Conquests of the Norse Peoples XI. Capetian France (912-1270) XII. Germany and Italy (887-1056) XIII. The Papacy and the War of Investiture XIV. The Eastern Roman Empire (802-1096) XV. The Crusades (1095-1291) XVI. Germany and Italy (1125-1282) XVII. England From the Conquest to 1272 XVIII. The Church and the Papal Monarchy XIX. Feudalism and Feudal Society XX. The Peasantry and the Manor XXI. The Medieval Town XXII. Medieval Education and Philosophy XXIII. Medieval Science and Literature XXIV. Medieval Art XXV. The Conflict of Philip IV and Boniface VIII XXVI. The Great Schism and Reforming Councils XXVII. England (1272-1485) XXVIII. The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) XXIX. Germany and Eastern Europe to 1500 XXX. The Renaissance XXXI. The End of the Middle Ages; Genealogical Tables; Chronological Table; Index