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Medieval Europe – tekijä: Chris Wickham
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Medieval Europe (vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: Chris Wickham (Tekijä)

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A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation.   Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne's reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:KateSavage
Teoksen nimi:Medieval Europe
Kirjailijat:Chris Wickham (Tekijä)
Info:Yale University Press (2016), 352 pages
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Short, but hard to finish. There isn't much detail, unsurprisingly for a 258 page book covering a thousand years of history, but generalities about political change from the Byzantine Empire to Scotland aren't really engaging. ( )
  brett.sovereign | Jul 10, 2021 |
A necessarily engaging and demanding overview of trends in European medieval history from about 500-1500, complemented by a useful set of maps at various points in time, and some relevant photos of buildings and artworks.
As Wickham says : “my intention is to concentrate on the moments of change and the overarching structures, to show what, in my view, most characterised the medieval period and makes it interesting”.
I read this in concentrated bursts, as it is fairly dense, and for me needs to be read a chapter or two at a time this way, as I only have a general knowledge of most of the period, with detailed reading of English history. Nevertheless I found Wickham’s book excellent in providing a largely understandable overview and explanation of the significant changes during this long period.

The strength of the book is also its weakness, in that by seeking to successfully show overall trends in the period (with repeated caveats over the “bumps in the road” of events that create temporary divergence from the trend), the book also demands prior knowledge of the period (or at least aspects), and interest and concentration on the overall trend, rather than the interesting particulars. One’s natural interest in the particular stories of national history have to be held in abeyance, to pursue the arguments for the overarching trends.
As the book cannot provide a narrative story, except with specific examples to make the author’s points to illustrate significant changes, it leaves me wanting to read more. I view this as success and will try to remember to revisit the arguments of this book once I have read more about specific histories. ( )
  CarltonC | Dec 11, 2020 |
Not an easy read but, then again, a 250 page survey of Europe from 500 -1500 is never going to be. A book to return to. ( )
  P1g5purt | Apr 1, 2020 |
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  fjp32 | Aug 26, 2019 |
This take on medieval Europe focuses on the impact of centralized taxation, or the lack of it, on a civilization. There's little of the usual serf/lord relationships and feudal obligations as the driving momentum of the medieval era.

Whickam's thesis is that the medieval period is best understood from this centralized taxation perspective. In the end he concludes that at the close of the Medieval period, rather than the society being anxious and concerned about the future, it has overcome difficulties of its earlier period and well placed to take advantage of the new opportunities emerging.

The legacy of Rome looms large over Medieval Civilization. The would-be kings of the new era valued the civics and authority of old Rome, but as the centralized taxation system that made the Roman Empire successful a few centuries earlier had withered and replaced by a feudal-type arrangement that gave more power and resources to local lords, limiting the flow of resources to the top and their ability to wield absolute power. It also meant that the speed of socio-economic development was slowed. He frequently compares the medieval world to the Byzantine and Arabian Empires where centralized taxation was maintained.

The inability to wield centralized power meant that local systems that were originally outside the Roman world (Germanic, Celtic, Viking) were able to leave their marks in some way on society - in particular the role of Assemblies in the governing of society and its lasting impact. Also, it gave a chance for independent cities to emerge where conditions were favourable. The homogeneity of the old Roman world could not be re-established; not even the adoption of Christianity with its central Pope in Rome could overcome these developments.

He sees around the year 1100 AD the turning point for Medieval Civilization, as kings have now achieved authority with themselves clearly above other large landholders, and give them the opportunity to take advantage of the long economic boom now underway and the expansion of populations, to start the process of re-establishing some form of a centralized taxation system and reinforce the power structure that has them at the top.

Medieval civilization was now in its strongest position in its 1,000 year history to confidently make the transition to the next major epoch, with a socio-political structure very different to its start and to its aspirations. ( )
  motorbike | Aug 25, 2018 |
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This is a very stimulating and enjoyable book. Wickham is not much interested in intellectual and cultural history which are so in vogue nowadays. Instead he portrays European development based on political and socio-economic factors. His Europe is vibrant and dynamic, even at times almost anarchic, an untidy mass of competing peoples, states, and cities whose variety is difficult to encompass. This book sketches the changing structures of medieval Europe with great clarity. Much of it is fairly conventional, but the author's emphases and omissions will act as a valuable stimulus to historical debate.
 
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A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation.   Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne's reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter.

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