Atlas of Medieval Europe by David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

By David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

The Atlas of Medieval Europe covers the interval from the autumn of the Roman Empire via to the beginnings of the Renaissance, spreading from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes. each one map techniques a separate factor or sequence of occasions in medieval historical past, and a remark locates it in its broader context.

This moment version has over 40 new maps protecting a number of themes including:

  • the Moravian Empire
  • environmental change
  • the travels and correspondence of Froissart and travelers within the east
  • the format of significant castles and palaces.

Thorough insurance can be given to geographically peripheral components like Portugal, Poland, Scandinavia and Ireland.

Providing a vibrant illustration of the improvement of countries, peoples and social constructions, and charting political and army occasions, the Atlas takes an in depth examine various key components together with language and literature; the advance of exchange, artwork and structure; and the nice towns and lives of historic figures.

With over a hundred and eighty maps, professional commentaries and an intensive bibliography, this moment version of an essential reference advisor to medieval Europe brings the advanced and vibrant historical past of the center a while to life.

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In 900 they plundered Bavaria, and Germany was to bear the brunt of their unwanted attention. After 917 they regularly pillaged northern Gaul and in 924 they attacked the area of Nîmes. Henry I of Germany had fortifications built against the Magyars, his son Otto I charged the frontier guardians with the duty of protecting the empire from their incursions. Little else was done to lessen the threat, nothing like Charlemagne’s massive invasion of the Avar kingdom. In 955 Otto I defeated a band of marauders at Lechfeld as they returned home with booty.

292– 346). The first Pachomian community was at Tabennisi on the Upper Nile: such communities were very large, and the monks (or nuns) lived together in a number of houses and supported themselves by handicrafts. Cenobitism was spread to the eastern empire and was further refined by the intellectual and theologian Basil of Caesarea (329–79), who entered the monastic life at Annesi and who eventually achieved a more integrated community than that of 40 Pachomius. He stressed the need for the monk to exercise Christian charity towards his fellows.

Thirty years later a raiding expedition had reached 25 German borders. In 896 they entered the great Alföld basin, between the Danube and the Tisza, ringed by the Beskidy in the north, Carpathians in the east, Alps in the west, and Dinaric Alps in the south. The plains here had been home to nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples since later prehistory. Like the Huns and the Avars before them, the Magyars, accomplished horsemen, plundered and pillaged far and wide. In 899 they attacked settlements along the Po river; in Italy they raided as far south as Otranto.

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