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  • Title: The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Miri Rubin
  • ISBN: 9780199697298
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Middle Ages is a term coined around 1450 to describe a thousand years of European History In this Very Short Introduction, Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity that the period covers From the provinces of the Roman Empire, which became Barbarian kingdoms after c.450 650, to the northern and eastern regions that becThe Middle Ages is a term coined around 1450 to describe a thousand years of European History In this Very Short Introduction, Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity that the period covers From the provinces of the Roman Empire, which became Barbarian kingdoms after c.450 650, to the northern and eastern regions that became increasingly integrated into Europe, Rubin explores the emergence of a truly global system of communication, conquest, and trade by the end of the era Presenting an insight into the challenges of life in Europe between 500 1500 at all levels of society Rubin looks at kingship and family, agriculture and trade, groups and individuals Conveying the variety of European experiences, while providing a sense of the communication, cooperation, and shared values of the pervasive Christian culture, Rubin looks at the legacies they left behind ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
    The Middle Ages A Very Short Introduction The Middle Ages is a term coined around to describe a thousand years of European History In this Very Short Introduction Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety change dynamism and

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    1. When you try to embark on summarising a thousand year period of history, you can only start by wondering why it is that it is considered a period of history in its own right, and why it got its name The middle ages get their name because they are in the middle between the Renaissance and modernity on the one hand, and antiquity on the other But as most medievalists point out, it is only custom and prejudice that leads us to see big dividing lines between them at all Or, as this author puts it, t [...]

    2. A quick refresher, but one that also introduces the seasoned, but amateur student of Medieval history to current developments in the field, notably the important work on trade, society and environment Highly recommended.

    3. Can you give such a short introduction four or five stars Three stars is nice nothing revolutionary but very much appreciated.

    4. Overall, it was okay As a beginner to reading texts on the Middle Ages, I found it extremely hard to follow as the author frequently cited historical figures or places which I have no knowledge of I found this particularly annoying when it was brought up in an anecdotal context as I was left wondering why I cared about the interesting fact that wasn t particularly interesting or relevant to me There was some redeeming discussions that were particularly interesting but overall, this didn t balanc [...]

    5. Utterly chaotic and unorganized, this is one of the worst very short introductions I have read There were some good information, and I think the author had an extremely difficult task this is a huge period with lots of different geographies to cover Writing a full length work would be very hard to cover this material, doing so in such a short format was probably impossible I think this book might be great as a cliff notes style review of the history if the reader was already familiar with the su [...]

    6. This book is the first one I have read of a Very Short Introduction series from Oxford University Press but it will not be the last oup vsi In about 120 ages the book gives one an overview of the period from 500 AD to 1500 AD commonly referred to as the Middle Ages, between the Classical age which ended with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the Modern Age which began with the Renaissance.

    7. Lots of valuable information if you look for it the beginning section on modern appropriation of the middle ages was pretty neat , but generally this felt like a dumbed down academic article rather than true book for novices Very, very dry Lots of broad sociological information, some of which was interesting, but some too general to be much help Very little history.

    8. I read a little over half It is short but dry Thankfully, it is organized such that one can read only the sections one is interested in The first chapter overviews the Middle Ages There are also chapters on the people, church, government and business The final chapter considers how we have benefited from the Middle Ages.

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