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1. The ‘Middle’ Ages?

1. The ‘Middle’ Ages?  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199697298
The term ‘Media aetas’ or ‘Middle age’ was first used by the poet Petrarch (1304–74), and later by intellectuals who wished to emphasize their own achievements agains a background of that ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199697298
The ‘Introduction’ presents the period called the Middle Ages as the story of Europe between c.500–1500. Considering it as a single ‘age’ is misleading as it was a period of constant ... More
2. Early Scandinavian kingdoms

2. Early Scandinavian kingdoms  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
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9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0002
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chapter
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The Viking Age can't be understood without some understanding of Scandinavia and the changes that took place there from the 8th century onwards. ‘Early Scandinavian kingdoms’ looks at ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776571
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0101
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chapter
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9780192854032
Britain between the years ad 300 and 700 was on the edge of a fragmenting Roman world. Much of the indigenous population had been under Roman rule with Hadrian's Wall acting as the frontier ... More
4. Changes in the countryside

4. Changes in the countryside  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192806079
Archaeologists argue that the Vikings' origins lay in a process of gradual settlement evolution, as well as a growing complexity in settlement types. ‘Changes in the countryside’ looks at ... More
1. The diplomat

1. The diplomat  

Quentin Skinner

in Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0001
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‘The diplomat’ describes the insight that Machiavelli gained during his diplomatic career. Machiavelli became second chancellor of the Florentine Republic aged 29, despite lacking previous ... More
7. Settlers in England

7. Settlers in England  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192806079
The scale of Scandinavian settlement is much debated, but its positive impact is widely acknowledged. Archaeologists have emphasized Scandinavian contributions to urbanism, the development ... More
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian D. Richards

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction reveals the history, society, and culture of the Vikings, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. How did the ... More
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction  

Miri Rubin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199697298
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction explores the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity of the period of European history between 500 and 1500 and the impact ... More

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