"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced ...
Author: Ian Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced by the circumstances in which they were written."--Preface.
wrote widely about the Classical World and about the continental early Middle Ages, just as he did about the Anglo-Saxon and Norman worlds. His comparison
of the Saxon conquest of England and the Frankish take-over of Gaul is by no ...
Author: Ian Wood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Early Middle Ages, which marked the end of the Roman Empire and the creation of the kingdoms of Western Europe, was a period central to the formation of modern Europe. This period has often been drawn into a series of discourses that are more concerned with the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries than with the distant past. In The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages, Ian Wood explores how Western Europeans have looked back to the Middle Ages to discover their origins and the origins of their society. Using historical records and writings about the Fall of Rome and the Early Middle Ages, Wood reveals how these influenced modern Europe and the way in which the continent thought about itself. He asks, and answers, the important question: why is early-medieval history, or indeed any pre-modern history, important? This volume promises to add to the debate on the significance of medieval history in the modern world.
This short, clear book book explores the European state in its infancy, especially in institutional developments in the administration of justice and finance.
Author: Joseph R. Strayer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Inspired by a lifetime of teaching and research, On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State is a classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. This short, clear book book explores the European state in its infancy, especially in institutional developments in the administration of justice and finance. Forewords from Charles Tilly and William Chester Jordan demonstrate the perennial importance of Joseph Strayer's book, and situate it within a contemporary context. Tilly demonstrates how Strayer’s work has set the agenda for a whole generation of historical analysts, not only in medieval history but also in the comparative study of state formation. William Chester Jordan's foreword examines the scholarly and pedagogical setting within which Strayer produced his book, and how this both enhanced its accessibility and informed its focus on peculiarly English and French accomplishments in early state formation.
Verdi would also add 68 Wood, Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages, p. 115:
on Balbo, see also his 'Balbo and the Barbarians' (forthcoming). 69 Z. Werner,
Attila, Dramatische Werke, vol. 5 (Bern, 1970). See Wood, '“Adelchi” and “Attila”: ...
Author: Graham A. Loud
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Essays on the discipline of medieval history and its practictioners, from the late eighteenth century onwards
In the default view, 'the Middle Ages' is when societies fell apart (at least in the
Latin West, which is the focus of this book). ... The Renaissance Sense of the Past
(London, 1969); and now I. Wood, The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages ...
Author: Kate Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Examines the fundamental question of what held the societies of the post-Roman world together.
1. Springfield: Illinois Archaeological Survey and the Illinois State Museum. Wood
, I., 2013. The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford University
Press. Wright, R., 2010. The Ancient Indus: Urbanism, Economy, and Society.
Author: Pam J. Crabtree
Publisher: Case Studies in Early Societie
Traces the development of towns in Britain from late Roman times to the end of the Anglo-Saxon period using archaeological data.
This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities during the profound transitions of the early modern period.
Author: Charles H. Parker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities during the profound transitions of the early modern period. Historians have traditionally identified the origins of a modern individualist spirit in the European Renaissance and Reformation. Yet since the 1960s, evolving scholarship has challenged this perspective by calling into question its basic assumptions about individualism, its exclusive focus on elite individuals, and its inherent Eurocentric bias. Arguing that individual identity drew from traditional forms of community, these essays by leading scholars convincingly show that individual and community created and recreated one another in the major structures, interactions, and transitions of early modern times. The authors contend that on the one hand, communities provided the stability that allowed for individual agency, even as they imposed new forms of discipline that confined individuals to more rigid moral and social norms. On the other hand, individuals established forms of association to advance their own economic, social, political, and religious agendas. Offering an important contribution to our understanding both of the early modern period and of its historiography, this volume will be an invaluable resource for scholars working in the fields of medieval, early modern, and modern history, and on the Renaissance and Reformation. Contributions by: Jerry H. Bentley, Thomas A. Brady Jr., Douglas Catterall, Donald J. Harreld, Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Marie Seong-Hak Kim, Henk van Nierop, Charles H. Parker, Michael N. Pearson, Carla Rahn Phillips, William D. Phillips Jr., Elizabeth Bradbury Pollnow, Kathryn L. Reyerson, Hugo de Schepper, Ulrike Strasser, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Markus P. M. Vink
Spiegel, G. M., The Past as Text: The Theory and Practice of Medieval
Historiography (Berkeley, 1997). Stuchtey, B. and Fuchs, E. (eds), ... Wood, I., The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages (Oxford, 2013). Wood, G., The Purpose
of the ...
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: A&C Black
Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western model, Jeremy Black examines the employment of history by the state, the media, the national collective memory and others and considers its fundamental significance in how we understand the past. Moving from public life pre-1400 to the struggle of ideologies in the 20th century and contemporary efforts to find meaning in historical narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates a great deal of original material on governmental, social and commercial influences on the public use of history. This includes a host of in-depth case studies from different periods of history around the world, and coverage of public history in a wider range of media, including TV and film. Readers are guided through this material by an expansive introduction, section headings, chapter conclusions and a selected further reading list. Written with eminent clarity and breadth of knowledge, Contesting History is a key text for all students of public history and anyone keen to know more about the nature of history as a discipline and concept.
Valuable contribution to the history of maritime and commercial law on the continent of Europe and in England up to the commencement of the sixteenth century, when in the period of discovery and colonial expansion the old mercantile society ...
Author: Frederic Rockwell Sanborn
Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Valuable contribution to the history of maritime and commercial law on the continent of Europe and in England up to the commencement of the sixteenth century, when in the period of discovery and colonial expansion the old mercantile society underwent a complete change, the middle ages came to an end and the modern era began.
Along the way, Why Europe? offers up a dazzling series of novel hypotheses to explain the unique evolution of European culture.
Author: Michael Mitterauer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Why did capitalism and colonialism arise in Europe and not elsewhere? Why were parliamentarian and democratic forms of government founded there? What factors led to Europe’s unique position in shaping the world? Thoroughly researched and persuasively argued, Why Europe? tackles these classic questions with illuminating results. Michael Mitterauer traces the roots of Europe’s singularity to the medieval era, specifically to developments in agriculture. While most historians have located the beginning of Europe’s special path in the rise of state power in the modern era, Mitterauer establishes its origins in rye and oats. These new crops played a decisive role in remaking the European family, he contends, spurring the rise of individualism and softening the constraints of patriarchy. Mitterauer reaches these conclusions by comparing Europe with other cultures, especially China and the Islamic world, while surveying the most important characteristics of European society as they took shape from the decline of the Roman empire to the invention of the printing press. Along the way, Why Europe? offers up a dazzling series of novel hypotheses to explain the unique evolution of European culture.
EARLY MODERN ORIGINS At the end of the Middle Ages, Ireland was a society
in which ideas of national identity were already well defined. On one side there
were the descendants of the English settlers who had colonized a large part of
Author: Alvin Jackson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century.
Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.
They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.
Author: Richard Corradini
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences
For seven years, a collaboration between the Institute for Medieval Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Universities of Utrecht, Cambridge, Leeds and Paris I, Sorbonne provided the opportunity for young researchers to discuss and coordinate their work. The title of the project and of this volume, Texts and identities, provides the framework for case studies in different fields of early medieval history. They include apparently disparate topics such as historiography and hagiography, monastic spaces and memories, lay and ecclesiastic legislation, as well as liturgy and penance. Rather than defining a common field of research, the meetings from which these papers have emerged derived their coherence from their common methodological framework. This approach combines two elements: on the one hand, emphasis has been laid on the careful analysis of the transmission of texts and of the manuscript evidence; on the other, research has focused on the problem of identity, or rather, of processes of identification, including the perception of differences between specific social, political and religious communities. In the combination of these two approaches the extant texts from the early medieval period are not only seen as mere reflections of ethnic, social and cultural identities, but also as media that gave meaning to social practices and were often intended to inspire, guide, change or prevent action, directly or indirectly. The written texts that have been transmitted to us can be seen as part of a cultural effort to shape the present by means of restructuring the past. The often discordant voices of medieval authors allow modern historians to grasp something of the multiplicity of the early medieval world, and of the disagreements, conflicts, idiosyncrasies and individual perceptions among the people who lived in that period. Many contributions in this volume propose specific methods for studying changing identities. They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.
Evaluating the culture of any age in the history of a great civilization is hazardous.
This is especially ... We are experiencing a crisis of faith more complex and
profound than anything known in the West since its origin in the early Middle Ages.
[the Middle Ages] every time we ask ourselves about our origin'; that “people
started dreaming of the Middle Ages from the very beginning of the modern era'.”
In one such dream, the blood of the gentes (peoples) of the early Middle Ages
Author: William O. Frazer
Publisher: A&C Black
Social identity is a concept od increasing importance in the social sciences. Here, the concept is applied to the often atheoretical realm of medieval studies. Each contributor focuses on a particular topic of early medieval identity - ethnicity, national identity, social location, subjectivity/personhood, political organization, kiship, the body, gender, age, proximity/regionality, memory and ideological systems. The result is a pioneering vision of medieval social identity and a challenge to some of the received general wisdoms about this period.
This book studies the development of Aristotelian psychology from the medieval
to the early modern period along these inter- or transdisciplinary lines. ... On the origin of the term 'psychology,' see F.H. Lapointe, 'Who Originated the Term “
Psychology”?,'Journal of theHistory of theBehavioralSciences, ... S. Brown,
Chicago 2011, 35–47. they developed from the Middle Ages to the breakdown of
Author: Paul J.J.M. Bakker
Psychology and the Other Disciplines looks at how Aristotelian psychology developed from the medieval to the early modern period, by studying its interactions with the other philosophical disciplines, medicine, and theology.
... political theory, which furnish perspectives on the question of proto-modern origins of the state in the Middle Ages. Rather ... By the time Figgis' Gerson to
Grotius appeared, the early works of the Carlyle brothers, which Figgis cited,
were also ...