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The Resource The history of the medieval world : from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, Susan Wise Bauer

The history of the medieval world : from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, Susan Wise Bauer

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The history of the medieval world : from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
Title
The history of the medieval world
Title remainder
from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
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Susan Wise Bauer
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Language
eng
Summary
From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action--right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon--stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan--changes religion, but it also changes the state.--From publisher description
Summary
From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action--right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon--stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan--changes religion, but it also changes the state.--From publisher description
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338001
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Bauer, S. Wise
Dewey number
909.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Middle Ages
  • Civilization, Medieval
Target audience
adult
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from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
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The history of the medieval world : from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, Susan Wise Bauer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn317919815
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 746 p.
Isbn
9780393059755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009038978
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)317919815
Label
The history of the medieval world : from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, Susan Wise Bauer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn317919815
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 746 p.
Isbn
9780393059755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009038978
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)317919815

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