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Middle Ages Reference Library (Repost)

Middle Ages Reference Library (Repost)

U.X.L Middle Ages Reference Library - All 5 Volumes
Judson Knight | U.X.L Gale Group | PDF | 24.83 MB | 915 pages | 2000 | ISBN: 0787648558


Review
ARBA : "The Middle Ages Reference Library set is yet another extraordinary resource from UXL that focuses on specific historical aspects. … All four volumes are illustrated with black-and-white photographs and replicas of artwork from the Middle Ages. Each volume also contains its own index. A separate, paperback cumulative index accompanies the set. The Middle Ages Reference Li
brary set is highly recommended."
– ARBA (2002)

Booklist : "This set is an excellent source for teachers and students to consult and broaden their understanding of a rich and complex historical period."
– Booklist (April 2001)

Book Description

How did the Sunni Shiite split in medieval times bring about modern tensions between Iran and Iraq? Middle Ages Reference Library helps students answer this question and many other enigmas by encouraging them to see how events and ideas are linked. Included in this set are: Middle Ages: Almanac, covering the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; Middle Ages: Biographies, a 2-vol. compilation of biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and Middle Ages: Primary Sources, presenting an insightful collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.

Volumes:

Almanac
Biographies1
Biographies2
Primary Sources
Index

Almanac Contents:

1. The Middle Ages
2. The Fall of the Roman Empire
3. The Merovingian Age
4. The Carolingian Age
5. Eastern Europe
6. The Islamic World
7. The Turks
8. The Jewish World
9. The Eleventh Century
10. The Twelfth Century
11. The Thirteenth Century
12. The Mongols
13. India
14. Southeast Asia
15. China
16. Japan
17. The Americas
18. Africa
19. The Late Middle Ages

Biographies 1 and 2:

1. Peter Abelard
2. Ala-ud-din Muhammad Khalji
3. Alexander Nevsky
4. Augustine
5. Averroës
6. Basil II
7. Bernard of Clairvaux
8. Boethius
9. Charlemagne
10. Christine de Pisan
11. Clovis
12. St. Cyril and St. Methodius
13. Dante Alighieri
14. El Cid
15. Eleanor of Aquitaine
16. English Scholars, Thinkers, and Writers (Alcuin, St. Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas à Becket, William of Ockham, and 17Geoffrey Chaucer)
18. St. Francis of Assisi
19. Genghis Khan
20. Gregory I
21. Gregory VII and Henry IV
22. Henry the Navigator
23. Historians (The Venerable Bede, Al-Mas’udi,Ssu-ma Kuang, and Anna Comnena)
24. Holy Roman Emperors(Otto the Great, Otto III, Frederick I Barbarossa,and Frederick II)
25. Innocent III
26. Irene of Athens
27. Joan of Arc
28. Justinian
29. Kublai Khan
30. Leif Eriksson
31. Moses Maimonides
32. Mansa Musa
33. Mathematicians and Scientists (Aryabhata, al-Khwarizmi, al-Razi, Alhazen, and Roger Bacon)
34. Mohammad I Askia
35. Montezuma I
36. Muhammad
37. Murasaki Shikibu
38. Contents vii
39. Osman I
40. Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui
41. St. Patrick
42. Marco Polo
43. Rabia al-Adawiyya
44. Richard I
45. Saladin
46. Shotoku Taishi
47. T’ai Tsung
48. Tamerlane
49Thomas Aquinas
50. Wen Ti
51. William the Conqueror
52. Wu Ze-tian

Primary Sources:


Chapter One: Cultures in Conflict

1. Anna Comnena
Excerpt from The Alexiad
2. Usamah ibn Munquidh
Excerpt from The Memoirs of Usamah ibn Munquidh
3. Al-Bekri and Leo Africanus
Excerpts from Al-Masalik wa ’l-Mamalik and Description of Africa
4. Marco Polo
Excerpt from The Book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East
5. Jacob von Königshofen
“The Cremation of Strasbourg Jewry, St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1349— About the Great Plague and the Burning of the Jews”


Chapter Two: Personal Life

6. Augustine
Excerpt from the Confessions
7. Lady Sarashina
Excerpt from The Diary of Lady Sarashina
Excerpt from The Thousand and One Nights
8. Christine de Pisan and The Goodman of Paris
Excerpts from The Treasure of the City of Ladies (Pisan) and The Goodman of Paris (anonymous)

Chapter Three: Church and State

9. Gregory of Tours
Excerpt from History of the Franks
10. Shotoku Taishi
“Seventeen-Article Constitution”
11. Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII
“Letter to Gregory VII” and “First Deposition and Banning of Henry IV”
Dante Alighieri
12. Excerpt from the Divine Comedy

Chapter Four: History and Fiction

13. Procopius
Excerpt from Secret History
14. William of Malmesbury
Excerpt from Gesta regum Anglorum
15. The Norman Conquest and the Lo Kuan-chung
Excerpt from Romance of the Three Kingdoms