The sixth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the fourteenth century, a period dominated by plague, other natural disasters and war which brought to an end three centuries of economic growth and cultural expansion in Christian Europe, but one which also saw important developments in government, religious and intellectual life, and new cultural and artistic patterns. Part I sets the scene by discussion of general themes in the theory and practice of government, religion, social and economic history, and culture. Part II deals with the individual histories of the states of western Europe; Part III with that of the Church at the time of the Avignon papacy and the Great Schism; and Part IV with eastern and northern Europe, Byzantium and the early Ottomans, giving particular attention to the social and economic relations with westerners and those of other civilisations in the Mediterranean.
List of plates; List of line drawings; List of maps; List of genealogical tables; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Part I. General Themes: 1. Introduction Michael Jones; 2. The theory and practice of government in western Europe Albert Rigaudiere; 3. Currents of religious thought and expression Jeremy Catto; 4. The universities Jacques Verger; 5. Rural society Paul Freedman; 6. Urban life Jean-Pierre Leguay; 7. Plague and family life Christiane Klapisch-Zuber; 8. Trade in fourteenth-century Europe Peter Spufford; 9. Chivalry and the aristocracy Maurice Keen; 10. Court patronage and international gothic Paul Binski; 11. Architecture Paul Crossley; 12. Literature in Italian, French and English: uses and muses of the vernacular Nick Havely; Part II. The States of the West: 13. The British Isles (a) England: Edward II and Edward III Mark Ormrod; (b) The reign of Richard II Caroline M. Barron; (c) Wales A. D. Carr; (d) Fourteenth-century Scotland Alexander Grant (e) Ireland Robin Frame; 14. France (a) The last Capetians and the early Valois kings, 1314-64 Michael Jones; (b) France under Charles V and Charles VI Francoise Autrand; 15. Italy in the age of Dante and Petrarch (a) the north John Law; (b) Florence and the republican tradition Louis Green; (c) The Italian south David Abulafia; 16. The Empire (a) From Adolph I to Lewis of Bavaria, 1292-1347 Peter Herde; (b) The Luxemburgs and Rupert of the Palatinate, 1347-1410 Ivan Hlavacek; 17. The Low Countries, 1290-1415 Walter Prevenier; 18. The Iberian Peninsula (a) The crown of Aragon Alan Forey; (b) Castile, Navarre and Portugal Peter Linehan; Part III. The Church and Politics: 19. The Avignon papacy Patrick Zutshi; 20. The Great Schism Howard Kaminsky; Part IV. Northern and Eastern Europe: 21. Baltic Europe S. C. Rowell; 22. The kingdoms of central Europe in the fourteenth century Claude Michaud; 23. The principalities of Rus' in the fourteenth century Nancy Shields Kollmann; 24. The Byzantine empire in the fourteenth century Angeliki E. Laiou; 25. Latins in the Aegean and the Balkans in the fourteenth century Michel Balard; 26. The rise of the Ottomans I. Metin Kunt; 27. Christians and Muslims in the eastern Mediterranean Peter Edbury; Appendix; Primary sources and secondary works arranged by chapter; Index.