The Medieval World View: An Introduction

The Medieval World View An Introduction The Medieval World View e is an engaging introduction to the people places and ideas that shaped the intellectual world of the Middle Ages The book presents the presuppositions of medieval socie

  • Title: The Medieval World View: An Introduction
  • Author: William R. Cook
  • ISBN: 9780195139358
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Medieval World View, 2 e, is an engaging introduction to the people, places, and ideas that shaped the intellectual world of the Middle Ages The book presents the presuppositions of medieval society in a systematic fashion by integrating brief, self contained selections from primary texts and carefully captioned photographs into a narrative of the medieval world and iThe Medieval World View, 2 e, is an engaging introduction to the people, places, and ideas that shaped the intellectual world of the Middle Ages The book presents the presuppositions of medieval society in a systematic fashion by integrating brief, self contained selections from primary texts and carefully captioned photographs into a narrative of the medieval world and its foundations The text is divided into three parts Treating both the classical and biblical antecedents of the Middle Ages and ending in Late Antiquity, Part 1 includes a thorough discussion of the monumental figure of St Augustine Part 2 deals with the early Middle Ages, beginning with the disintegration of the Roman Empire and continuing through the German invasions, the sixth and seventh century founders, and the renaissance associated with the reign of Charlemagne Part 3 examines the High Middle Ages and beyond, following developments in the Church, in politics, and in arts and culture from the twelfth century through the end of the fourteenth century This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent scholarship in the field It adds a new chapter covering the fourteenth century and pays greater attention to women and gender related issues The bibliography has been updated and revised and now provides a useful guide to electronic resources The Medieval World View, 2 e, handles sophisticated issues with great clarity and ease, making this an ideal text for courses in Medieval history, literature, or art history.

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    1 thought on “The Medieval World View: An Introduction”

    1. This is wonderful! It tied together so much that I've read lately -- government, literature, philosophy, religion, etc. Lots of selections from primary texts, and the passages are long enough to be interesting.

    2. This book is by far the best introduction to the "Medieval worldview" that I have yet read. It is not a chronological history and, for the most part, does not seek to tell the history of the period in a chronological way; this is the book you should read before getting yourself into reading a chronological history. The authors draw up a sympathetic account that really allows the reader to get inside the minds and, more importantly, the hearts of people from the Middle Ages, who can often seem li [...]

    3. Absolutely fabulous introduction to medieval thought, though I may or may not be the target audience. While I'm a medievalist by trade, so I know a good deal of what Cook and Herzman don't talk about, I think they provide a pretty good overview of the politics for someone who isn't familiar at all with medieval history to be up to speed enough to absorb their discussions of philosophy and religion. I found the latter fascinating, especially as all of my courses on medieval history had focused on [...]

    4. This is a very thorough and well-written overview of the middle ages. It focuses on the influences on medieval thought in order to understand the way that people in the middle ages saw and understood things. This allows you to get a better understanding of what the art meant in context for the average viewer and how their daily lives functioned. It's less about specific events and more about how those events would have been viewed by the people of the medieval world.

    5. If you are looking for an insight into the Medieval Worldview this is a great place to start. I keep dipping in and out across the various chapters seeing how Christianity, combined with the other economic, political and geographic forces prevailing at the time, resulted in a way of living and thinking that is still quite beautiful and often instructive to us today.

    6. This book is just a series of block quotes after block quotes, i recommend The Worlds of Medieval Europe by Backman

    7. A very good introduction to the topic, very easy to read and understand. Lots of block quotes though, some more interesting than others, some pretty long, most actually worth reading.

    8. Very readable, interesting overview of the end of the Roman Empire through hundreds of years until the beginning of the Renaissance. 1000 years and these authors kept my interest!

    9. An excellent introduction for either students, scholars, or the casual reader into the thoughts and out-look of medieval Europe.

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