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Britain, France and the Empire, 1350-1500 : Darkest Before Dawn - Susan Rose

Britain, France and the Empire, 1350-1500

Darkest Before Dawn

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780333689738
Number Of Pages: 308

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The late Middle Ages was a period of great change in north-west Europe, not merely because of war, plague and depopulation, but change was also due to transformations in the countryside and the towns, in developing political and social structures. This thematic study compares and contrasts the different areas of north-west Europe and in terms of the structure of rural society and how this was affected by the expansion of towns and traders, the growing significance of religion, court society and intellectualism. Although it covers a large geographical area and a huge chunk of history in just over 300 pages, this is a good, well-written introduction to the period,

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List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Tables and Plans
Genealogies
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Social and Economic Context
The Countryside and Its People
Townsmen, Traders and Unrest
Sovereignty and Warfare
Princes: Ideal and Reality
Waging War
A Changing Culture?
The Church, Religion and the Laity
Culture and Society
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333689738
ISBN-10: 0333689739
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1