Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 May 2014

672 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199372294

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The Worlds of Medieval Europe

Third Edition

Clifford R. Backman

Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Third Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, author Clifford R. Backman offers an insightful, detailed, and often witty look at the continuum of interaction--social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial--that existed among all three societies.

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded discussions of medieval Jewish society, medieval women's lives, economic matters, and Islamic intellectual life
  • Redrawn maps and twice the number of images
  • Updated bibliographies at the end of each chapter
  • A companion sourcebook--edited by Clifford R. Backman--that can be bundled with the text at a discount

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