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A Survey of Modern European History : From Joan of Arc to Tony Blair

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Title: A Survey of Modern European History : From Joan of Arc to Tony Blair  
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Preface: A Background of European History Introduction. The purpose of this volume is to give the reader a broad historic overview of the period from the high middle ages to the present day, roughly AD 1000 and AD 2000. This is, of course, a somewhat arbitrary period, but not a wholly unuseful one; whilst the early middle ages see a contraction of the urbanised societies of Europe, the eleventh century sees a consolidation of many states and the growth of their military power. The eleventh century is, then, a useful starting point, as it forms the historical background to European ascendency in the modern world.

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Contents PREFACE - A BACKGROUND OF EUROPEAN HISTORY....................................................................8 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................8 FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE ............................................................................................................................8 BARBARIANS UNITE ..........................................................................................................................................9 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC ART.....................................................................................................................11 PAPAL POWER IN THE MIDDLE AGES...............................................................................................................11 SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES ........................................................................................................................12 CHAPTER 01 - THE CRISES OF THE MIDDLE AGES..........................................................................14 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................14 NEW BREEDS OF ART ......................................................................................................................................14 THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR ............................................................................................................................15 THE RISE OF TOWNS AND COMMERCE ............................................................................................................16 GROWTH OF NATIONAL MONARCHIES ............................................................................................................16 THE BLACK DEATH .........................................................................................................................................16 CHALLENGES TO SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY AT THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES ..............................................18 CHAPTER 02 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE..................................................................................................20 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................20 ORIGINS............................................................................................................................................................20 SOCIAL ORDER AND CULTURAL CHANGE .......................................................................................................20 THE BIRTH OF HUMANISM ...............................................................................................................................21 ARTS.................................................................................................................................................................22 THE PRINCE ......................................................................................................................................................23 NORTHERN RENAISSANCE VS. SOUTHERN RENAISSANCE..............................................................................23

 

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