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Author Bartlett, Robert, 1950-

Title The making of Europe : conquest, colonization, and cultural change, 950-1350 / Robert Bartlett
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1993]


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 W'PONDS  940.1 Bar/Moe  AVAILABLE
Description 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The expansion of Latin Christendom -- The aristocratic Diaspora -- Military technology and political power -- The image of the conqueror -- The free village -- The new landscape -- Colonial towns and colonial traders -- Race relations on the frontiers of Latin Europe (1): Language and law -- Race relations on the frontiers of Latin Europe (2): Power and blood -- The Roman church and the Christian people -- The Europeanization of Europe -- The political Sociology of Europe after the expansion
Summary This fascinating account shows how the expansionary power of this civilization sprang from its centers, even if it may be seen most starkly at its edges. Hence the theme is not only colonial conquest and settlement, the moving edge, but also the formation of an increasingly homogeneous society that by the end of the Middle Ages lay poised to enter a yet more expansionary phase of its history: one whose consequences are still around us
From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe in the Middle Ages was as much a product of a process of conquest and colonization as it was later a colonizer. Robert Bartlett concentrates on the establishment of states by conquest and the peopling of distant countries by immigrants along the peripheries of the European continent. He asks what developments in language, law, belief, and habit accompanied warfare and settlement, as he explores the formation of racially mixed societies on the edges of Europe and the ideological justification for aggressive expansion
Analysis Cambio social
Conquerors - Europe
Conquistadores Europa
Europa Colonización
Europa Historia 476-1492
Europe - Colonization
Europe - History - 476-1492
Social change
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-416) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-416) and index
Subject Méthodes & traités. Série III, Europe -- Colonization.
Social change -- Europe.
Social change.
Conquerors -- Europe.
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Europe -- Colonization.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
LC no. 92043925
ISBN 069103298X