Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
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.