Studying Late Medieval History is an accessible introduction for undergraduate history students wishing to understand the major topics of late medieval history. Examining the period from 1300-1550, this introductory guide offers an overview of 250 years of transformation, which saw technology, borders and ruling dynasties across the continent change. The book focuses on ten key themes to explain what happened, who the important personalities were and the significance of these events in shaping medieval Europe. Each chapter is a thematic essay which looks at the central topics covered at undergraduate level including the Church, the monarchy, nobility, parliaments, justice, women, children, warfare, and chivalry. The chapters are supported by a detailed evaluation of the key events students need to know and a guide to further reading for each topic. Studying Late Medieval History will be essential reading for all those beginning their studies of the late medieval period.
Cindy Wood is Lecturer in History at the University of Winchester.
Introduction. 2. The Church 3. Monarchy 4. Nobility 5. Medieval Women 6. Children and Education 7. Parliaments 8. Justice 9. Chivalry 10. Wars and Warfare 11. Peasants, Manors and Towns 12. Conclusions Bibliography.