The Central Period of the Middle Age 918-1273

Beatrice A. LEES (1858 - 1940)

Beatrice Lees writes that the history of the period of the Middle Ages from 918 to 1273 is that of "a heroic period, the age of feudalism and monasticism, of chivalry and the Crusades." The era opened "with gloomy prospects for Western Christendom. On every side danger threatened" from the Vikings, the Saracens, and the Magyars. But better things lie in store in this little volume as the Capetian dynasty is founded in France, the Holy Roman Empire becomes the political center of Europe under Frederick Barbarossa, the Papacy attains its greatest influence under Innocent III, and Frederick II, called "stupor mundi," the wonder of the world, rules the cosmopolitan Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. - Summary by Pamela Nagami

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Pamela Nagami
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Play 02 Ch. 1: The Saxon Emperors (918-1002), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 03 Ch. 1: The Saxon Emperors (918-1002), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 04 Ch. 2: The Transference of the Empire from the Saxons to the Salians (1002-1056), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 05 Ch. 2: The Transference of the Empire from the Saxons to the Salians (1002-1056), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 06 Ch. 3: France under the Carolingians and Capetians (918-1108), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 07 Ch. 3: France under the Carolingians and Capetians (918-1108), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 08 Ch. 4: Cluny and Movements of Reform Pamela Nagami
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Play 09 Ch. 5: The Eastern Empire and the Seljuk Turks (912-1081) Pamela Nagami
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Play 10 Ch. 6: The War of Investiture (1056-1125), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 11 Ch. 6: The War of Investiture (1056-1125), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 12 Ch. 7: France under Louis VI. and Louis VII. (1108-1180) Pamela Nagami
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Play 13 Ch. 8: The Twelfth-Century Renaissance Pamela Nagami
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Play 14 Ch. 9: Germany and Italy under Lothair II. and Conrad III. (1125-1152) Pamela Nagami
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Play 15 Ch. 10: The Comneni and the First Two Crusades (1081-1192), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 16 Ch. 10: The Comneni and the First Two Crusades (1081-1192), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 17 Ch. 11: Frederick Barbarossa and the Lombard Communes (1152-1190), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 18 Ch. 11: Frederick Barbarossa and the Lombard Communes (1152-1190), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 19 Ch. 12: Henry VI. and Innocent III. (1190-1216) Pamela Nagami
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Play 20 Ch. 13: France under Philip Augustus, Louis VIII. and St. Louis (1180-1270), Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 21 Ch. 13: France under Philip Augustus, Louis VIII. and St. Louis (1180-1270), Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 22 Ch. 14: The Third and Fourth Crusades and the Latin Empire of the East (1149-1261) Pamela Nagami
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Play 23 Ch. 15: Frederick II. and the Strife with the Papacy (1216-1250) Pamela Nagami
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Play 24 Ch. 16: The Coming of the Friars and the Mediaeval Universities, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 25 Ch. 16: The Coming of the Friars and the Mediaeval Universities, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 26 Ch. 17: Spain and Portugal (918-1273) Pamela Nagami
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Play 27 Ch. 18: The Fall of the Hohenstaufen and the Great Interregnum (1250-1273) Pamela Nagami
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Play 28 Conclusion: Europe at the End of the Thirteenth Century Pamela Nagami
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