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Medieval Civilization by Jeffrey Burton Russell
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.24" Height: 1.33" Weight: 1.96 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2005
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597521035 ISBN13 9781597521031
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More About Jeffrey Burton Russell
JEFFREY BURTON RUSSELL is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals and reference volumes and is the author of 16 other books on medieval history, the history of religion, and intellectual history, including A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence (1997).
Jeffrey Burton Russell currently resides in the state of California.
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1000 years of Europe Aug 3, 2007
Russell offers an understanding of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 15th century. This thousand year span is hence necessarily brief for one book, no matter how lengthy that book. But Russell manages to cover the salient ideas and events that we now understand as characterising medieval civilisation.
He describes the agricultural economy. For all the economies were agricultural, to first approximation. From this, we see how feudalism was built. On the backs of the long suffering peasants and serfs. Knights and lords ruled over these unfortunates.
The role of the Church is covered prominently, as befitting its role as a major secular power. Religious issues and troubles are explained. Some of which presaged the Reformation.