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  1. Reading Lists

    1. Key Introductory Works

    2. Reference Works

    3.Readings Listed by Lecture

    4. Readings Listed by Seminar

    5. Assorted Reference Works

  2. 1. Key Introductory Works 5 items
    1. The Catholic Reformation - Michael A. Mullett 1999 (electronic book)

      Book Key

    2. Handbook of European history, 1400-1600: late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation - Thomas A. Brady, Heiko Augustinus Oberman, James D. Tracy 1994-1995 (electronic book)

      Book Key

  3. 2. Reference Works 2 items
    1. The Cassell atlas of world history - John Haywood, Charles Freeman, Paul Garwood, Judith Toms 2000-

      Book Recommended

    2. The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church - F. L. Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone 2005

      Book Recommended

  4. 3. Readings Listed by Lecture 60 items
    Prior to each lecture, please read at least one of the following works to give you additional background on these topics.
    1. Lecture 1 - Introduction: The End of the Grand Narratives of European History?

    2. The myth of nations: the Medieval origins of Europe - Patrick J. Geary 2002

      Book Key Please read chapter 1: “A Poisoned Landscape: Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century,” pp. 15-40.

    3. Lecture 2 - The Roman World

    4. Daily life in late antiquity - Kristina Sessa 2018

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    5. Daily life in late antiquity - Kristina Sessa 2018

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    6. Empires of faith: the fall of Rome to the rise of Islam, 500-700 - Peter Sarris 2011 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 1.

    7. Lecture 3 - Romans and Barbarians

    8. The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, 395-700 AD - Averil Cameron, Taylor & Francis 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 2.

    9. The Oxford handbook of late antiquity - Scott Fitzgerald Johnson 2012

      Book Key Please read: Michael Maas, ‘Barbarians: Problems and Approaches’, pp. 60-91.

    10. Lecture 4 - Byzantium from Justinian to the Ninth Century 

    11. Empires of faith: the fall of Rome to the rise of Islam, 500-700 - Peter Sarris 2011 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chaps. 4, 5, 6 and 7 (at least one of these, preferably two, ideally all four).

    12. Lecture 5 - Christianity in Late Antiquity

    13. There is no crime for those who have Christ: religious violence in the Christian Roman Empire - Michael Gaddis 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read pp. 29-67 (chapter one).

    14. The rise of Western Christendom: triumph and diversity, A.D. 200-1000 - Peter Robert Lamont Brown 2003

      Book Key Please read pp. 72-92 (chapter three).

    15. RISE OF WESTERN CHRISTENDOM: TRIUMPH AND DIVERSITY, A.D. 200-1000 - 1935- BROWN, PETER 2013

      Book Key Please read pp. 72-92 (chapter three).

    16. Lecture 6 - Rise of Islam

    17. The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, 395-700 AD - Averil Cameron, Taylor & Francis 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chapter 9.

    18. The new Cambridge history of Islam - M. A. Cook 2010

      Book Key Please read pp. 171-225 (chap. 5).

    19. Lecture 7 - Living and Dying in the Early Medieval West

    20. Death and memory in early medieval Britain - Howard WILLIAMS 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read pp. 79-116 (chap. 3).

    21. Mortuary practices and social identities in the Middle Ages: essays in burial archaeology in honour of Heinrich Härke - Duncan Sayer, Howard Williams, Heinrich Härke 2013

      Book Key Please read Susanne Hakenbeck, “’Hunnic’ modified skulls: physical appearance, identity and the transformative nature of migrations,” pp. 64-80.

    22. Ethnic constructs in antiquity: the role of power and tradition - Ton Derks, Nico Roymans ©2009

      Book Key Please read Frans Theuws, "Grave Goods, Ethnicity, and the Rhetoric of Burial Rites in Late Antique North Gaul," pp. 283-317.

    23. Lecture 8 - The Carolingians

    24. Lecture 9 - Vikings in the West

    25. The Viking world - Stefan Brink, Neil S. Price 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read Gísli Sigurðsson, "The North Atlantic Expansion," pp. 562-570.

    26. The Oxford illustrated history of the Vikings - Peter Hayes SAWYER 1997

      Book Key Please read Sveinbjörn Rafnsson, "The Atlantic Islands," chap. 5.

    27. Lecture 10 - Viking in the East

    28. The Oxford illustrated history of the Vikings - Peter Hayes SAWYER 1997

      Book Key Please read Thomas S. Noonan, "Scandinavians in European Russia", chap. 6.

    29. The Viking world - Stefan Brink, Neil S. Price 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read Fjodor Androshchuk, 'The Vikings in the East', pp.517-542 (chap. 38).

    30. Lecture 11 - Gender, Exclusion and the Centralisation of Power

    31. Viking warrior women? Reassessing Birka chamber grave Bj.581 - Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Torun Zachrisson, Anna Kjellström 02/2019

      Article Key

    32. Lecture 12 - Popes and Emperors, from Gregory I to Gregory VII

    33. The Papacy and the Orthodox: sources and history of a debate - A. Edward Siecienski 2017

      Book Key Please read: E. A. Siecienski, “The Papacy from the Seventh through the Tenth Centuries,” chap. 5.

    34. Lecture 13 - Crusading

    35. Crusades - Benjamin Z. Kedar 2016-8-12

      Book Key Please read Andrew Jotischky, "The Christians of Jerusalem, the Holy Sepulchre and the Origins of the First Crusade," pp. 35-57.

    36. Lecture 14 - Heresy

    37. Belief and unbelief in medieval Europe - John Arnold 2005

      Book Key Please read pp. 191-207.

    38. The medieval church: a brief history - Joseph H. LYNCH 1992

      Book Key Please read chap. 15.

    39. MEDIEVAL CHURCH: A BRIEF HISTORY. - 1943-2008 LYNCH, JOSEPH H. 2014

      Book Key Please read chaps. 14 & 16.

    40. Lecture 15 - Monasticism and the New Orders

    41. The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4: Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100́-أc.1500 - Miri Rubin, Walter Simons 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read B. P. McGuire, “Monastic and Religious Orders, c.1100-1350,” pp. 54-72.

    42. MEDIEVAL CHURCH: A BRIEF HISTORY. - 1943-2008 LYNCH, JOSEPH H. 2014

      Book Key Please read chaps. 14 & 16.

    43. Lecture 16 - The Black Death

    44. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox 1994 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read pp. 3-13, 95-110, 229-247.

    45. Lecture 17 - Martin Luther and John Calvin

    46. Early Modern Europe : An Oxford History - Euan Cameron 1999

      Book Key Please read "The Power of the Word: Renaissance and Reformation," pp. 63-101.

    47. Lecture 18 - Family Life and Kinship in Reformation Europe

    48. Reformation: Europe's house divided, 1490-1700 - Diarmaid MacCulloch 2003, ò004

      Book Key Please read chaps. 15 and 16.

    49. The English family 1450-1700 - Ralph Anthony Houlbrooke 1984

      Book Key Please read chaps. 1 and 3.

    50. Lecture 19 - Early Modern Witchcraft Trials

    51. The witchcraft reader - Darren Oldridge 2008

      Book Key Please read chap. 17.

    52. Lecture 20 - Counter-Reformation and Catholic Reformation

    53. Lecture 21 - Global Catholicism (for reading linked to this lecture, please see VITAL)

  5. 4. Seminar Readings 1 item
    Please read these materials in advance of the seminar and bring the primary text(s) and notes with you in preparation for discussion.
    1. For the first Seminar (week 1 or 2), please read through the module handbook before coming to class.

  6. Seminar A (week 3 or 4) Readings 15 items
    1. Primary Sources - Read these excerpts from the historian Olympiodorus in either the 1983 or 1993 editions.

    2. The fragmentary classicising historians of the later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus, and Malchus, II: text, translalation and historiographical notes - R. C. Blockley 2007

      Book Key Please read: ‘Negotiations with Alaric’, ‘Overtures from Alaric’ and ‘The second siege and surrender of Rome’; ‘The Third Siege of Rome’ and ‘The Sack of Rome (25-27 August 410)’. Please see VITAL for more information.

    3. The fragmentary classicising historians of the later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus, and Malchus, II: text, translalation and historiographical notes - R. C. Blockley 2007

      Book Key Please read: ‘Negotiations with Alaric’, ‘Overtures from Alaric’ and ‘The second siege and surrender of Rome’; ‘The Third Siege of Rome’ and ‘The Sack of Rome (25-27 August 410)’. Please see VITAL for more information.

    4. Olympiodorus of Thebes and the sack of Rome: a study of the Historikoi logoi, with translated fragments, commentary and additional material - OLYMPIODORUS OF THEBES., Christopher CHAFFIN 1993

      Book Key Please read: pp. 50-55: ‘Negotiations with Alaric’, ‘Overtures from Alaric’ and ‘The second siege and surrender of Rome’; pp. 69-73: ‘The Third Siege of Rome’ and ‘The Sack of Rome (25-27 August 410)’.

    5. Secondary Sources

    6. The fall of the Roman Empire: a new history of Rome and the barbarians - Peter J. Heather 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 5.

    7. The sack of Rome in 410 AD: the event, its context and its impact : proceedings of the conference held at the German Archaeological Institute at Rome, 04-06 November 2010 2013

      Book Key See *Michele Salzman on debates between Christians and pagans, and *Michael Kulikowski, *Peter Heather and *Walter Pohl on the wider significance as part of the ‘decline and fall’ or ‘transformation’ of the Western Roman Empire.

    8. Further Readings

    9. Child emperor rule in the late Roman West, AD 367-455 - Meaghan McEvoy 2013 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read pp. 192-195.

    10. Orosius: seven books of history against the pagans - Paulus Orosius, Andrew T. Fear 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read pp. 401-404.

    11. Rome's Gothic Wars: from the third century to Alaric - Michael Kulikowski, Cambridge University Press 2007 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read: chap. 8 and Epilogue

    12. Western aristocracies and imperial court, A.D. 364-425 - John Frederick Matthews 1990

      Book Key Please read pp. 284-306.

    13. Guy Halsall, ‘Goths and Romans’, last accessed July 30, 2019, https://600transformer.blogspot.com/2010/11/goths-and-romans.html

    14. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila 2014 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read pp. 344-357.

  7. Seminar B (Week 5 or 6) Readings 52 items

    1. You should study the following primary sources (and bring a print-out or download of the web-based one with you to the seminar):


      Charlemagne crowned emperor, 800:


      Einhard, Life of Charles, chaps. 18 and 19 [on family], 27 and 28 [on the imperial coronation].

      http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/einhard.html#Generosity


      ‘On the most holy day of Christmas, when the king rose from prayer in front of the shrine of the blessed apostle Peter, to take part in the Mass, Pope Leo placed a crown on his head, and he was hailed by the whole Roman people: “To the august Charles, crowned by God, the great and peaceful emperor of the Romans, life and victory!” After the acclamations the pope addressed him in the manner of the old emperors. The name of Patricius was now abandoned and he was called Emperor and Augustus.’ 

      Royal Frankish Annals (Annales regni Francorum), sub anno 801, ed. and trans. B. Scholz, Carolingian Chronicles (Ann Arbor, Mi.: University of Michigan Press, 1970), p. 81.

       

    2. ‘Afterwards when the birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ arrived, they all gathered again in St Peter’s. Then with his own hands the venerable bountiful pontiff crowned him with a precious crown; and all the faithful Romans seeing how much he defended and how greatly he loved the holy Roman church and its vicar, at God’s bidding and that of St Peter, keybearer of the kingdom of heaven, cried aloud with one accord: “To Charles, pious Augustus crowned by God, great and pacific Emperor, life and victory!” Three times this was said in front of St Peter’s sacred confessio (the altar marking St Peter’s (supposed) grave), with the invocation of many saints; and by them all he was established as Emperor of the Romans.’ 


      Liber Pontificalis, Life of Leo III, chap. 23, ed. and trans. R. Davis, The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes (Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 1992), pp. 190-191 .


      ‘And because the name of emperor was at that time in a state of cessation in the land of the Greeks and they had a woman’s rule among them, it seemed both to Pope Leo and to all the holy fathers who were present at that council, and to the rest of the Christian people, that they ought to give the name of emperor to Charles king of the Franks who was holding Rome itself, where the Caesars had always been accustomed to sit, and was also holding the other seats too, Italy, Gaul and also Germania.’


      Annals of Lorsch (Annales Laureshamenses), sub anno 801, trans. J. L. Nelson, ‘Why are there so many different accounts of Charlemagne’s imperial coronation?’, p. 6)


    3. ‘Annus Mundi 6293 [September 1, 800 – August 31, 801]


      In this year, on December 25th, ninth indiction, Karoulos [= Charles], king of the Franks, was crowned by Pope Leo. He intended to make a naval expedition against Sicily, but changed his mind and decided instead to marry Irene. To this end he sent ambassadors in the following year, indiction 10.’


      Theophanes, Chronographia, trans. Mango and R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor. Byzantine and Near Eastern History AD284-813 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 653 [completed in Constantinople c.814]


      Essential Secondary Reading for Seminar

    4. King and Emperor A New Life of Charlemagne - Janet L. Nelson

      Book Key Please read pp.367-73 and 380-85.

    5. Charlemagne - Matthias Becher ©2003 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read: chap. 5; pp. 81-98.

    6. Charlemagne - Roger Collins 1998

      Book Key Please read: chap. 9; pp. 141-59.

    7. Women in purple: rulers of medieval Byzantium - Judith Herrin 2001 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 2, esp. pp. 78-80 (‘Marriage negotiations with the Franks’), 113-117 (‘ Irene’s policies as emperor 797-802’) and 117-118 (‘Irene’s proposal to Charlemagne’).

    8. On questions surrounding the coronation

    9. Courts, elites, and gendered power in the early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and others - Janet Laughland Nelson 2007

      Book Key Please read: ‘Why are there so many different accounts of Charlemagne’s imperial coronation?’, no. XII.

    10. Charlemagne: the formation of a European identity - Rosamond McKitterick, ProQuest (Firm) 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Please read pp. 114-118.

    11. The coronation of Charlemagne, 25 December 800 - Robert FOLZ 1974

      Book Key Please read especially chap. 9; pp. 132-150

    12. Charlemagne: empire and society - Joanna Story 2005

      Book Recommended Please read R. Collins, ‘Charlemagne’s imperial coronation and the Annals of Lorsch’, pp. 52-70.

    13. the coronation of Charlemagne: what did it signify? - Richard Eugene Sullivan 1959

      Book Recommended

    14. On the proposed marriage to the Byzantine empress Irene (or Eirene), read:

    15. King and Emperor A New Life of Charlemagne - Janet L. Nelson

      Book Recommended Please read pp. 361-363; 370.

    16. Women in purple: rulers of medieval Byzantium - Judith Herrin 2001 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Please read: chap. 2, esp. pp. 78-80 (‘Marriage negotiations with the Franks’), 113-117 (‘ Irene’s policies as emperor 797-802’) and 117-118 (‘Irene’s proposal to Charlemagne’).

    17. Courts, elites, and gendered power in the early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and others - Janet Laughland Nelson 2007

      Book Recommended Please read: no. XII, pp. 10, 16-18.

    18. BRITISH ACADEMY LECTURES 2013-14 2015

      Book Recommended

    19. On Charlemagne’s relationships with a Lombard princess, with Hildegard and with Liutgard, read:

    20. King and Emperor A New Life of Charlemagne - Janet L. Nelson

      Book Recommended Please read: pp. 101-10 (Lombard princess) 110-11 and 114-15 (Hildegard) and 377-79 (Liutgard).

    21. Charlemagne: the formation of a European identity - Rosamond McKitterick, ProQuest (Firm) 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Please read: pp. 75-98.

    22. Charlemagne - Matthias Becher ©2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Please read chap. 7.

    23. Courts, elites, and gendered power in the early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and others - Janet Laughland Nelson 2007

      Book Recommended Please read Nelson, J. L., ‘Making a Difference in Eighth-Century Politics: The Daughters of Desiderius’ (Chap. X).

    24. On the proposed marriage of his daughter Rotrud to a Byzantine emperor, read:

    25. King and Emperor A New Life of Charlemagne - Janet L. Nelson

      Book Recommended Please read pp. 190-191.

    26. In general:

    27. Charlemagne: empire and society - Joanna Story 2005

      Book Recommended Please read: Nelson, J. L., ‘Charlemagne the Man’, pp. 22-37.

    28. Courts, elites, and gendered power in the early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and others - Janet Laughland Nelson 2007

      Book Recommended Please read: Nelson, J. L., ‘Charlemagne – pater optimus?’, chap. XV.

    29. Early medieval studies in memory of Patrick Wormald - Patrick Wormald, Stephen David Baxter 2009

      Book Recommended Please read: McKitterick, R., ‘Charlemagne's Daughters’, pp. 269-282.

    30. Royal bastards: the birth of illegitimacy, 800-1230 - Sara McDougall 2017, ©2017

      Book Recommended Please read: chap. 2.

    31. Background and further reading on the Carolingians

    32. The age of Charlemagne - Donald Auberon BULLOUGH 1980

      Book Background

    33. Europae Pater: Charlemagne and His Achievement in the Light of Recent Scholarship - D. A. Bullough 1970

      Article Background D. A. Bullough, ‘Europae Pater: Charlemagne and His Achievement in the Light of Recent Scholarship’, English Historical Review vol. 85, no. 334 (1970), pp. 59-105.

    34. Charlemagne - Roger Collins 1998

      Book Background

    35. Early medieval Europe, 300-1000 - Roger Collins, EBSCOhost 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Background

    36. The Carolingian world - Marios Costambeys, Matthew Innes, Simon MacLean 2011 (electronic book)

      Book Background

    37. Carolingian civilization: a reader - Paul Edward Dutton 2004

      Book Background

    38. The Carolingian Empire - Heinrich FICHTENAU 1978

      Book Background

    39. The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 2: c.700́-أc.900 - Rosamond McKitterick 1995 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read: P. Fouracre, ‘Frankish Gaul to 814’, pp. 85-109.

    40. Charlemagne's Will: Piety, Politics and the Imperial Succession - Matthew Innes 1997

      Article Background M. Innes, ‘Charlemagne’s Will: Piety, Politics and the Imperial Succession’, English Historical Review, vol. 112, no. 448 (1997), pp. 833-855.

    41. Charlemagne - Paul David KING 1986

      Book Background

    42. The reign of Charlemagne: documents on Carolingian government and administration - Henry Royston LOYN, John Percival 1975

      Book Background

    43. Charlemagne, the Saxons, and the Imperial Coronation of 800 - Henry Mayr-Harting 1996

      Article Background H. Mayr-Harting, ‘Charlemagne, the Saxons, and the Imperial Coronation of 800’, English Historical Review, vol. 111, no. 444 (1996), pp. 1113-1133.

    44. The early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000 - Rosamond McKitterick c2001

      Book Background R. McKitterick, ‘Politics’, in R. McKitterick ed., The Early Middle Ages, Short Oxford History of Europe (Oxford, 2001), pp. 21-58 .

    45. The Frankish kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751-987 - Rosamond McKITTERICK 1983

      Book Background

    46. History and memory in the Carolingian world - Rosamond McKitterick 2004

      Book Background Read especially chap. 6.

    47. The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 2: c.700́-أc.900 - Rosamond McKitterick 1995 (electronic book)

      Book Background J. L. Nelson, ‘The Frankish Kingdoms, 814-898: the West’, in R. McKitterick ed., New Cambridge Medieval History II (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 110-141 .

    48. A short history of the Middle Ages - Barbara H. Rosenwein, EBSCOhost 2014 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read esp.pp. 72-81.

    49. Charlemagne: empire and society - Joanna Story 2005

      Book Background

  8. Seminar C (Week 7 or 8) Readings 32 items
    1. Primary sources 


      You should study the following sources, and bring a print-out or download of them with you to the seminar: 


      Rewards for fighting the heathen in the ninth century:

      http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/leo4-ind850.asp 

      http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/john2-ind878.asp

       

      Pope Gregory VII’s call to crusade, 1074:

      http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/g7-cde1078.html

       

      Pope Urban II’s speech at the Council of Clermont 1095 (according to several historians): 

      http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/urban2-5vers.asp


      Emico and the Slaughter of the Rhineland Jews

      https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/source/albert-cde.asp#emico

    2. Essential secondary reading

       

    3. In the year 1096: the First Crusade and the Jews - Robert Chazan 1996 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 2.

    4. In the year 1096: the First Crusade and the Jews - Robert Chazan 1997

      Book Key Please read chap. 2.

    5. The social structure of the First Crusade - Conor Kostick 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read: "Women and the First Crusade: Prostitutes or Pilgrims?" pp. 271-285.

    6. The social structure of the First Crusade - Conor Kostick 2008

      Book Key Please read: "Women and the First Crusade: Prostitutes or Pilgrims?"

    7. CRUSADING AS AN ACT OF LOVE - JONATHAN RILEY-SMITH 06/1980

      Article Key

    8. Background and further reading on the Crusades

    9. The first crusade: a new history - Thomas S. Asbridge 2004

      Book Background

    10. The crusades: a documentary survey - James Arthur BRUNDAGE 1962

      Book Background

    11. Popes, monks and crusaders - Herbert Edward John COWDREY 1984

      Book Background

    12. The origin of the idea of crusade - Carl Erdmann 1977 (electronic book)

      Book Background

    13. The first crusade: origins and impact - Jonathan P. Phillips, Conference "Deus Vult: The Origins and Impact of the First Crusade" 1997

      Book Background

    14. The Crusaders - Norman HOUSLEY 2002

      Book Background

    15. Crusading and the crusader states - Andrew Jotischky 2014 (electronic book)

      Book Background

    16. The crusades - Hans Eberhard Mayer 1988

      Book Background

    17. The crusader world 2016

      Book Background Please read: H. Nicholson, “Women’s Involvement in the Crusades,”pp. 54-67.

    18. The Crusades, 1095-1197 - Jonathan P. Phillips 2002

      Book Background

    19. The first crusade: origins and impact - Jonathan P. Phillips, Conference "Deus Vult: The Origins and Impact of the First Crusade" 1997

      Book Background

    20. The Crusades, c. 1071-c. 1291 - Jean RICHARD c1999

      Book Background

    21. What were the Crusades? - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 2002

      Book Background Please read chapter one.

    22. The Crusades: a short history - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 1987

      Book Background

    23. The First Crusade and the idea of crusading - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 1986

      Book Background

    24. Cross Cultural Convergences in the Crusader Period - Michael Goodich, Sophia Menache, Sylvia Schein August 1999 (Paperback)

      Book Background

    25. The Crusades: idea and reality, 1095-1274 - Louise RILEY-SMITH, Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 1981

      Book Background

    26. Criticism of crusading, 1095-1274 - J Elizabeth SIBERRY 1985

      Book Background

  9. Seminar D (Week 9 or 10) Readings 46 items
    1. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox 1994 (electronic book)

      Book Key Everyone should read pp. 95-110 – (Introduction to ‘Explanations and Responses’) and pp. 229-47 (Introduction to ‘Consequences’) as well as Document 52, pp. 150-3, on the flagellants.

    2. You will be assigned one of the four following texts to read in addition to the Horrox excerpts.

    3. The Black Death in England - W M ORMROD, P G. LINDLEY 1996

      Book Key Please read: Jim Bolton, ‘“The World Turned Upside Down”. Plague as an Agent of Economic and Social Change’, in The Black Death in England," pp. 45-78.

    4. Epidemics: hate and compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS - Samuel Kline Cohn 2018 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    5. Epidemics: hate and compassion from the plague of Athens to AIDS - Samuel Kline Cohn 2018, ©2018

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    6. Communities and crisis: Bologna during the Black Death - Shona Kelly Wray 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    7. Communities and crisis: Bologna during the Black Death - Shona Kelly Wray 2009

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    8. Further Readings

      Primary Sources

    9. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox 1994 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    10. Secondary Sources

    11. The Black Death, 1346-1353: the complete history - Ole Jørgen Benedictow 2006

      Book Background

    12. Church and society in England, 1000-1500 - Andrew D. Brown 2003

      Book Background Read chap. 5.

    13. The Black Death and the Burning of Jews - Samuel Kline Cohn 2008/01/09

      Article Background

    14. The Black Death in the Middle East - Michael Walters Dols 1977 (electronic book)

      Book Background

    15. Making a living in the middle ages: the people of Britain 850-1520 - Christopher Dyer 2002

      Book Background Read part 3.

    16. Social unrest in the late Middle Ages - Francis X. NEWMAN, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMPTON. Centre for Medieval and Early Rennaissance Studies. Annual Conference, 15th, 1981 1986

      Book Background Please read:Friedmann, John B., ‘“He hath a thousand slayn this pestilence”: Iconography of the Plague in the Late Middle Ages’, pp. 75-112.

    17. The Black Death: natural and human disaster in Medieval Europe - Robert S. GOTTFRIED 1983

      Book Background

    18. Plague, population and the English economy, 1348-1530 - John HATCHER, ECONOMIC HISTORY SOCIETY. 1977

      Book Background

    19. The black death and the transformation of the West - David Herlihy, Samuel Kline Cohn 1997

      Book Background

    20. The birth of Europe: 400-1500 - Jacques Le Goff 2007

      Book Background Please read part 5, chap. 6.

    21. Siena, Florence and Padua: art, society and religion, 1280-1400 - Diana NORMAN 1995

      Book Background Please read especially vol. I, pp. 177-96.

    22. The Black Death in England - W M ORMROD, P G. LINDLEY 1996

      Book Background

    23. A rural society after the Black Death: Essex, 1350-1525 - Lawrence Raymond Poos 1991 (electronic book)

      Book Background

    24. Last things: death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages - Caroline Walker Bynum, Paul H. Freedman c2000 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read: Smoller, Laura A., ‘Plague and the Investigation of the Apocalypse’, pp. 167-187.

    25. The Black Death: the impact of the fourteenth century plague: papers of the eleventh Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies - Daniel WILLIMAN, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW Y0RK AT BINGHAMTON. Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies. Annual Conference, 11th, 1977 1982

      Book Background

    26. The black death - Philip ZIEGLER, Colin PLATT 1998

      Book Background

  10. Seminar E (Week 11 or 12) Readings 40 items
    1. Please read the following primary source: 


      The Edict of Worms (1521) (available here: http://www.crivoice.org/creededictworms.html?fbclid=IwAR12S3RON7yDsgBpZuq50ctosjtojOPufSkilyQEQup5xSDGQKRRdFfdyFQ)


    2. Key Secondary Reading

    3. Reformation: Europe's house divided, 1490-1700 - Diarmaid MacCulloch 2003

      Book Key Please read chap. 3.

    4. Martin Luther - Lyndal Roper 2017

      Book Key Please read chap. 8.

    5. Palgrave advances in the European reformations - Alec Ryrie 2006

      Book Key Please read: David Bagchi, ‘Germany and the Lutheran Reformation’, chap. 1.

    6. Palgrave advances in the European reformations - Alec Ryrie 2006

      Book Key Please read: Bruce Gordon, ‘The Swiss Reformation’, chap. 3.

    7. Further reading on religious reformation in Europe

    8. Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 - John BOSSY 1985

      Book Recommended

    9. Peace in the post-Reformation - John Bossy c1998 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    10. Handbook of European history, 1400-1600: late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation - Thomas A. Brady, Heiko Augustinus Oberman, James D. Tracy 1994-1995 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    11. Early modern Europe: an Oxford history - Euan Cameron 1999 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    12. The European Reformation - Euan K. Cameron 1991

      Book Recommended

    13. The Reformation - Patrick Collinson 2003

      Book Recommended

    14. The Reformation in Germany - C Scott Dixon 2002

      Book Recommended

    15. The Longman companion to the European Reformation, c. 1500-1618 - Mark GREENGRASS c1998

      Book Recommended

    16. The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation - Hans Joachim Hillerbrand 1996 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    17. The world of Catholic renewal, 1540-1770 - R. Po-chia Hsia 1998

      Book Recommended

    18. The English Reformation: religion and cultural adaptation - Norman Leslie Jones 2002

      Book Recommended

    19. Luther on women: a sourcebook - Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Merry E. Wiesner 2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    20. The European Reformations - Carter Lindberg 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    21. The European Reformations sourcebook 2014

      Book Recommended

    22. Reformation: Europe's house divided, 1490-1700 - Diarmaid MacCulloch 2003, ò004

      Book Recommended

    23. Tudor church militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation - Diarmaid MacCulloch 1999

      Book Recommended

    24. The Reformation: a very short introduction - Peter Marshall 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    25. Reformation England, 1480-1642 - Peter Marshall 2012

      Book Recommended

    26. Reformation thought: an introduction - Alister E. McGrath 2012

      Book Recommended

    27. The imaginative world of the Reformation - Peter Matheson 2000

      Book Recommended

    28. A history of modern Europe: from the French revolution to the present - John M. Merriman 2004

      Book Recommended

    29. Popular culture and elite culture in France, 1400-1750 - Robert Muchembled 2004

      Book Recommended

    30. Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion - Andrew Pettegree 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    31. Reformation Europe - Ulinka Rublack, Cambridge University Press 2017 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    32. Palgrave advances in the European reformations - Alec Ryrie 2006

      Book Recommended

    33. Sin and confession on the eve of the Reformation - Thomas N. Tentler 1977 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    34. Some useful websites:-

       

      Internet Archive of Texts and Documents, The Protestant Reformation: http://history.hanover.edu/early/prot.html

      Reformers of the 16th century: http://www.eldrbarry.net/heidel/heidel.htm

      Reformation: http://www.mun.ca/rels/hrollmann/reform/

      Project Wittenberg: http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-home.html

      Le poulet gauche: http://www.lepg.org/index.html

       

       

  11. 5. Recommended Texts (alphabetized by author or editor) 50 items
    1. The Hundred Years War: England and France at war c.1300-c.1450 - Christopher Thomas ALLMAND 1988

      Book Recommended

    2. The Crusades: the war for the Holy Land. Thomas Asbridge - Thomas S. Asbridge 2012

      Book Recommended

    3. Two cities: medieval Europe, 1050-1320 - Malcolm Barber 2004 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    4. Late Antiquity: Eastern Perspectives 31 July 2012

      Book Recommended

    5. Handbook of European history, 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation - Brady, Thomas A., Oberman, Heiko Augustinus, Tracy, James D. 1994-1995

      Book Recommended

    6. Early modern Europe: an Oxford history - Euan Cameron, ProQuest (Firm) 1999 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read especially chapters 1 and 5 (on heretical movements). A clear and comprehensive introduction to the conflict been the ‘established’ church and the reformers.

    7. Enchanted Europe: superstition, reason, and religion 1250-1750 - Cameron, Euan K. 2010

      Book Recommended

    8. Early modern Spain: a social history - James Casey 1999 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read especially chapter 10 (provides a very good overview of how the many layers of society interacted).

    9. Early medieval Europe 300-1000 - Collins, Roger 2010

      Book Recommended

    10. The serpent & the lamb: Cranach, Luther, and the making of the Reformation - Ozment, Steven E., Cranach, Lucas 2011

      Book Recommended

    11. A social history of England, 900-1200 - Crick, Julia C., Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. 2011

      Book Recommended

    12. Cultural encounters: the impact of the Inquisition in Spain and the New World - Anne J. CRUZ, Mary Elizabeth Perry, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE. 1991 (electronic book)

      Book Background Excellent on the religion and inquisition in the Americas; Part three contains very useful historiographical essays.

    13. The Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453 - Anne Curry 2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    14. Widowhood in early modern Spain: protectors, proprietors, and patrons - Fink De Backer, Stephanie 2010

      Book Recommended

    15. The Cambridge illustrated history of the Middle Ages - FOSSIER, Robert 1986-1997

      Book Recommended

    16. The Hundred Years War: a people's history - David Green 2015

      Book Recommended

    17. Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614 - Leonard Patrick Harvey c2005 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read especially chapters 1 and 2.

    18. The Oxford history of medieval Europe - HOLMES, George [2001]

      Book Recommended

    19. Religious authority in the Spanish Renaissance - Lu Ann Homza 2000 (electronic book)

      Book Background A very good overview on notions of religious authority current at the time – read any chapter as background.

    20. Clash of empires: Europe, 1498-1560 - Jones, Martin D. W. 2000

      Book Recommended

    21. The limits of ancient Christianity: essays on late antique thought and culture in honor of R.A. Markus - William E. Klingshirn, Mark Vessey 1999

      Book Recommended

    22. Objects in context, objects in use: material spatiality in late antiquity - Luke Lavan, Ellen Swift, Toon Putzeys 2007

      Book Recommended

    23. Sixteenth century Europe: expansion and conflict - Mackenney, Richard 1993

      Book Recommended

    24. The early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000 - McKitterick, Rosamond c2001

      Book Recommended

    25. The Catholic Reformation - Michael A. Mullett 1999 (electronic book)

      Book Background (General overview, and especially chapter 6 on religion and the people).

    26. Communities of violence: persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages - David Nirenberg 1996 (electronic book)

      Book Background (Excellent on relations between Christians, Jews and Muslims in late medieval Europe – browse through chapters at your leisure).

    27. The handless maiden: Moriscos and the politics of religion in early modern Spain - Mary Elizabeth Perry 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Background Useful intro and chapter 1– especially with regard to the ways in which we can or cannot recover the voices of the past.

    28. Porneia: on desire and the body in antiquity - Aline ROUSSELLE 2013

      Book Recommended

    29. Saint and nation: Santiago, Teresa of Avila, and plural identities in early modern Spain - Rowe, Erin Kathleen 2011

      Book Recommended

    30. Medieval Christianity in practice - Rubin, Miri 2009

      Book Recommended

    31. Dressing up: cultural identity in Renaissance Europe - Rublack, Ulinka 2010

      Book Recommended

    32. Reformation Europe - Ulinka Rublack 2005

      Book Recommended

    33. Spanish society, 1400-1600 - Teofilo F. Ruiz 2001

      Book Recommended Read especially chapter 4 on Jews, conversos and moriscos and chapter 10 on popular religion (a very useful book; other chapters paint a broad canvas of Spanish life of the period).

    34. The age of pilgrimage: the medieval journey to God - Jonathan Sumption 2003

      Book Recommended

    35. The Hundred Years War - Jonathan SUMPTION 1990-

      Book Recommended

    36. Pilgrimage - Jonathan Sumption April 8, 2003 (Paperback)

      Book Recommended

    37. Religion and devotion in Europe, c.1215-c.1515 - Swanson, Robert Norman 1995

      Book Recommended

    38. God's war: a new history of the Crusades - Christopher Tyerman 2007

      Book Recommended

    39. Reading and censorship in Early Modern Europe: Barcelona, 11-13 de diciembre de 2007 - Vega, María José, Weiss, Julian, Esteve, Cesc 2010

      Book Recommended

    40. Christianity and sexuality in the early modern world: regulating desire, reforming practice - Merry E. Wiesner 2000 (electronic book)

      Book Background Please read especially chapters two and three.

    41. Early modern Europe, 1450-1789 - Merry E. Wiesner 2013

      Book Background A wide-ranging, general introduction to early modern European history; on Spain and Portugal see especially pp. 97-103.