A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500 / Edition 1 by John M. Riddle

A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500 / Edition 1 by John M. Riddle

This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. John Riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers,...

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A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500 / Edition 1

This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. John Riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers, wars, and events-both natural and human-that defined the medieval era. Taking a broad geographical perspective, Riddle includes northern and eastern Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic states. He convincingly shows how each offered values and institutions that presaged modernity. In addition to a thorough chronological narrative, the text offers humanizing features to engage students. Each chapter opens with a theme-setting vignette about daily life and introduces students to key controversies and themes in historiography by discussing the work of a prominent medieval historian. Richly illustrated, this lively, engaging book will immerse readers in the medieval world, an era that shaped the foundation for the modern world.

About the Author:
John M. Riddle is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History emeritus at North Carolina State University