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Author Waley, Daniel Philip.

Title Later medieval Europe, 1250-1520 / Daniel Waley
Edition Third edition, revised / by Peter Denley
Published Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 341 pages) : maps
Contents Cover; Later Medieval Europe; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Maps; Figure; Table; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgements; Bibliographical note; Maps; Part I. The Thirteenth Century: Expansion and Hegemony; 1. Government in the Later Thirteenth Century; The political contours of thirteenth-century Europe; Monarchs and subjects; Kingship and law; Consent and consultation: medieval parliaments; Government and administration; Communes: the medieval city-state; Institutions of urban government
Conclusion; Appendix: King James I negotiates with the Catalan Estates, 1264; Further reading; 2. Italy and the Mediterranean in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century; Italy after 1250; Sicily: the struggle for succession; The papacy, the Angevin alliance and the defeat of the Hohenstaufen; Venice and the lure of Byzantium; Aragonese expansion; The Sicilian revolt; The late thirteenth-century papacy; Conclusion; Further reading; 3. The Triumph of the French Monarchy; The late thirteenth-century Capetians; Crown and Church: Philip the Fair and Boniface VIII
Florence and the spread of new ideas; Further reading; 9. Burgundy, the Great Duchy of the West; France's internal crisis and the rise and fall of Burgundy; The Burgundian state; Conclusion; Appendix: Philip the Good's Banquet at Lille, 1454; Further reading; 10. The Territorial Lordships of Italy; The decline of the republics; The rise of the signori: the case of Milan; Florence and the Medici; The Italian political system; Rulers as patrons; Appendix: Leonardo da Vinci writes to offer his services to Ludovico 'Il Moro' of Milan, c. 1483; Further reading; 11. The French Recovery
New developments; Conclusion; Further reading; 6. The Troubles of the Roman Church; The Avignon papacy; The Great Schism and the conciliar movement; The Hussite revolution; Further reading; 7. French Defeats and Chivalrous Ideals: The Hundred Years War; The background to the war; The first phase of the war; Internal problems of the French monarchy; The ideals of chivalry; Chivalry and warfare; Further reading; Part III: The Fifteenth Century: New Dynamics; 8. The Early Renaissance; The urban and secular culture of Italy; A cultural 'rebirth'?; Wealth, family and patronage
Taxation: politics, persecution and consent; Concepts and images of monarchy and nation; Further reading; Part II: The Fourteenth Century: Crises and Restructuring; 4. Fragmentation in Germany; The medieval empire; Imperial politics from 1273; Fragmentation and confederation; The Swiss Confederation; The diffusion of power; Appendix: The Battle of Morgarten, 1315; Further reading; 5. Economic Setbacks and Developments in the Later Middle Ages; Introduction; The European economy to the end of the thirteenth century; The problems of the fourteenth century; Plague and popular movements
Summary From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civilization, Medieval.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Denley, Peter.
ISBN 1317890175