Complete with introductions, full commentary, glossary, and a guide to further reading, Medieval Worlds is a comprehensive sourcebook for the study of Western Europe from the fifth to the fifteenth century.
Drawing on a wide range of documents, from chronicles, legal, state, and church documents, to biographies, poems, and letters from all over Europe, the authors expertly illustrate to the reader the unity – and complexity – of the medieval world.
Amongst many more, central issues discussed include:
Medieval Worlds presents the reader with a view of the medieval era as it was: one of immense diversity with openness to new ideas, and outreach in areas from technology to natural philosophy.
'The greatest benefit is the breadth that Medieval Worlds presents, accurately reflecting the pluralism of the title.' - Times Higher Education Supplement
1. Introduction to Medieval Worlds 2. The Monastic World 3. The World of the Papacy 4. The World of the Crusades 5. The World of the Feudal Kingdoms 6. The English Political World 7. The World of the Outsider 8. The World of the Women 9. The World of the Mind 10. The World of the Countryside 11. The World of the Town 12. The Medieval World Self-Observed