Defining Documents in World History: Middle Ages (476-1500), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619257742
  • ISBN-13: 9781619257740
  • DDC: 909.0723
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 261 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Provides indepth analysis of primary documents surrounding the most important historical events and key figures from the Middle Ages.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Byzantium and Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages.
1: Codex Justinianus: Children of the Unfree.
2: Novella 146: On Jews.
3: Excerpt from the Visigothic Code.
4: The Farmer's Law, from Byzantium.
5: The Laws of Alfred, Guthrum, and Edward the Elder.
6: The Laws of King Alfred.
The Catholic Church and Its Vicissitudes.
7: Four Documents from the Investiture Controversy.
8: A Truce of God, Decree of the Emperor Henry IV.
9: The Crusaders in Mainz, May 27, 1096.
10: Excerpt from “The Capture of Jerusalem”.
11: Excerpt from Historia Constantinopolitana.
12: Statute in Favor of the Princes.
13: Report from China.
14: Letter to Gregory XI.
England and France.
15: The Assize of Clarendon.
16: Letter from Peter of Blois to Queen Eleanor of England.
17: Excerpt from Dialogue Concerning the Exchequer.
18: On the Rules of Love and Chivalry.
19: Magna Carta.
20: Three Summonses to the Parliament of 1295.
21: Ordinances of the Merchant Gild of Southampton.
22: The Battle of Poitiers, from The Chronicles of Froissart.
23: Excerpts from The Book of the City of Ladies.
24: Excerpt from The Treasure of the City of Ladies.
25: Letter to the King of England from Joan of Arc.
26: Excerpt from the Trial of Joan of Arc.
The Near East and Beyond.
27: The Pact of Umar: Peace Accord to the Christians of Syria.
28: Ibn Battuta Makes the Pilgrimage to Mecca and Travels to Baghdad.
29: Ibn Battuta's Travels in Cairo, Damascus, and Jerusalem.
30: Ibn Battuta's Travels to Mali.
Philosophy, Religion, and Science.
31: On Fate and Providence, from The Consolation of Philosophy.
32: Excerpt from St. Anselm's Proslogium, or Discourse on the Existence of God.
33: “In Behalf of the Fool”: A Response to St. Anslem.
34: Prologue to Sic et non.
35: “Of the Perils of His Abbey,” from Abelard's Historia Calamitatum.
36: Testament of St. Francis.
37: On the Principles of Nature.
38: Excerpt from Summa Theologica.
39: “On Experimental Science”.
40: Excerpt from The Love of Books.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.