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The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Miri Rubin

October 2014

ISBN: 9780199697298

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

The Middle Ages (c.500-1500) includes a thousand years of European history. In this Very Short Introduction Miri Rubin tells the story of the times through the people and their lifestyles. Including stories of kingship and Christian salvation, agriculture and trade, Rubin demonstrates the remarkable nature and legacy of the Middle Ages.

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The Middle Ages (c.500-1500) includes a thousand years of European history. In this Very Short Introduction Miri Rubin tells the story of the times through the people and their lifestyles. Including stories of kingship and Christian salvation, agriculture and trade, Rubin demonstrates the remarkable nature and legacy of the Middle Ages.

  • Considers the complex changes the Middle Ages brought on contemporary culture in Europe
  • Examines the people and their lifestyles, from kings to the ordinary man
  • Looks at the big ideas of the period, including Christian salvation and sacred kingship
  • Considers the impact the period on the modern day
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London

Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval History at Queen Mary University of London and Head of the School of History. She was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Cambridge. She has taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and has held visiting positions in Paris, Princeton, and New York. Her research has explored areas of the religious cultures of medieval Europe, and has been influenced by an interdisciplinary approach which had benefited from the use of textual, visual and musical sources. She enjoys writing for diverse audiences and discussing history wherever engaged interest arises.

Table of Contents

    1:'The Middle Ages'
    2:People and their life styles
    3:Big ideas
    4:Environments and resources
    5:The Middle Ages of others
    6:The 'Middle Ages' in our daily lives
    Further reading
    Index