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The structure of this section of the Sourcebook - devoted to secondary articles on the subjects covered by the source documents - mirrors that of the Selected Sources collection. You can browse through the entire list, or jump directly to the part that interests you by selecting the underlined links. Since virtually all these sources are at off-site locations, some will, inevitably, disappear. Notify me if this happens.

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Selected Secondary Readings In Medieval History

The End of the Classical World

Byzantium

Islam

The Formation of Latin Christendom The Flowering of Latin Christendom Medieval Life and Thought The Late Middle Ages Transformations

The End of the Classical World

PAGAN LATE ANTIQUITY

CHRISTIAN LATE ANTIQUITY

THE GERMAN IMPACT


Byzantium

BYZANTIUM- GENERAL

JUSTINIAN

AFTER JUSTINIAN

ICONOCLASM

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BYZANTINE IMPERIAL CENTURIES (843-1204)

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LATE BYZANTIUM AND RELATIONS WITH THE WEST (1204-1453)

BYZANTINE RELIGION

THE BYZANTINE COMMONWEALTH



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Islam

MUHAMMAD AND FOUNDATIONS - TO 632 CE

ISLAMIC EXPANSION AND EMPIRE - 750 CE

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LATER ISLAMIC HISTORY


The Formation of Latin Christendom

THE ROMAN CHURCH

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MONASTICISM

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THE CELTIC WORLD

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THE CAROLINGIAN ESSOR

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FEUDALISM?


The Flowering of Latin Christendom

WESTERN RECOVERY

THE COMMERCIAL REVOLUTION

EMPIRE AND PAPACY - INVESTITURE CONTROVERSY

THE CRUSADES

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12TH CENTURY THOUGHT

WESTERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE

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EMPIRE AND PAPACY - BARBAROSSA TO INNOCENT III

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ENGLAND

THE RISE OF FRANCE

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - FREDERICK II AND AFTER

PARLIMENTARY ORIGINS IN ENGLAND


Medieval Life and Thought

13TH CENTURY SCHOLARS AND SCHOLASTICISM

CRITICISM OF SOCIETY - HERESY AND MENDICANCY

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LAW - THEORY AND PRACTICE

RURAL LIFE

MEDIEVAL JEWISH LIFE

ANTI-SEMITISM



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CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

WOMEN'S ROLES

CONSTRUCTIONS OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER

MARRIAGE

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The Late Middle Ages

THE PAPACY OVERREACHES

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THE "CALAMITOUS" 14TH CENTURY

LATE MEDIEVAL GOVERNMENT

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CONCILIARISM


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MEDIEVAL PEOPLE - REFLECTED IN LITERATURE

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Transformations

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

REFORMATION and CATHOLIC REFORMATION

EXPANSION OVERSEAS