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Published: 31 July 2020

496 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190064617

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Medieval Europe

A Short History

Twelfth Edition

Judith M. Bennett and Sandy Bardsley

  • For decades, this volume has set the standard for textbooks on the history of the Middle Ages
  • Chapters are enlivened by visual images, maps, and timelines that summarize key trends and highlight important issues
  • Clear, straightforward, and carefully organized chapters aid students in a full and exciting exploration of medieval Europe
  • Up-to-date scholarship, especially on the history of women and the history of the Jewish people, gives this text the advantage of being complete and seamless
  • A robust set of digital resources, including primary sources, quizzes, flashcards, and animated timelines and maps, will be available at

New to this Edition:

  • Covers the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Empire in two separate chapters
  • Treats the social and economic changes of the Central Middle Ages in two chapters (7 and 8)
  • Two new biographical sketches: Constantine the African in Chapter 4 and Cecilia Penifader in Chapter 7
  • Incorporates student learning outcomes into the beginning of each chapter
  • The price of the text has been reduced considerably, making it more accessible to students

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