This exciting new textbook offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the later Middle Ages, examining a period of huge crisis, conflict and religious change.
The Body Broken takes a thematic approach to the period 1300- 1520, covering everything from the Black Death and the Reformation to the Peasant’s Revolt and the Renaissance. This indispensible volume draws on a large body of new and revisionist scholarship, covering all of the key areas, including:
- Society and the Economy- disaster and demography; individuals, families, and community; trade, technology, exploration and new discoveries
- Politics- government and the state; war; changes in political geography
- Religion- the institutional Church; Catholicism and dissenting beliefs and practices; divided faith
- Culture- schooling and intellectual developments; language, literacy and the arts
Examining late Medieval Europe in the context of its place within global history, and complete with maps, tables, illustrations, chronology, and an annotated bibliography, this book is the complete authoritative student's guide to Europe in the later Middle Ages.