Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by full-color plates, maps, and genealogies. The fourth edition begins with an essay entitled "Why the Middle Ages Matter Today," and the book now covers East Central Europe in some depth. New plates have been added along with a new "Seeing the Middle Ages" feature. The sections for further reading have been updated, and ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).
Barbara H. Rosenwein is Professor in the Department of History at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of several books, including Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages (2006), Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint, and Privileges of Immunity in Early Medieval Europe (1999), and Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World (second edition, 2014).
List of Maps List of Plates List of Genealogies List of Figures Abbreviations, Date Conventions, Websites Why the Middle Ages Matter Today Acknowledgments 1. Prelude: The Roman World Transformed (c.300-c.600) 2. The Emergence of Sibling Cultures (c.600-c.750) 3. Creating New Identities (c.750-c.900) 4. Political Communities Reordered (c.900-c.1050) 5. The Expansion of Europe (c.1050-c.1150) Epilogue Glossary Appendix: Lists Late Roman Emperors Byzantine Emperors Popes and Antipopes to 1500 Caliphs Ottoman Emirs and Sultans Sources Index