The End of the Middle Age: 1273-1453

Eleanor Constance LODGE (1869 - 1936)

Eleanor Constance Lodge, (1869-1936), was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford. In this short survey, the 180 years between 1273 and 1453 are characterized as a period of "transition--a time in which medieval characteristics were decaying and modern characteristics were growing up." This is the age of Joan of Arc, of the recovery of Spain from the Moors, of the failed Crusades of the Teutonic Knights, and of the union of Poland and Lithuania under the strong house of Jagello. The Swiss Republic rose, while schism divided the Papacy and the German states. And all the while the European powers were wrangling among themselves, the Ottoman Turks were advancing across the eastern Mediterranean. The book closes with the fall of Constantinople before the overwhelming assault by land and sea of the great general, Mehmed the Conqueror, which marked the end, after 1500 years, of the Eastern Roman Empire. - Summary by Pamela Nagami

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Pamela Nagami
00:08:44
Play 01 Ch. 1: Germany and the Empire, 1273-1378, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
00:21:28
Play 02 Ch. 1: Germany and the Empire, 1273-1378, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:25:17
Play 03 Ch. 2: Italy, 1273-1313, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 04 Ch. 2: Italy, 1273-1313, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 05 Ch. 3: French History, 1273-1328, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
00:20:37
Play 06 Ch. 3: French History, 1273-1328, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:18:22
Play 07 Ch. 4: Italy, 1313-1378, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
00:27:19
Play 08 Ch. 4: Italy, 1313-1378, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:29:11
Play 09 Ch. 5: Rise of the Swiss Republic, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
00:11:27
Play 10 Ch. 5: Rise of the Swiss Republic, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:15:02
Play 11 Ch. 6: Schisms in the Papacy and Empire, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 12 Ch. 6: Schisms in the Papacy and Empire, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 13 Ch. 7: French History, 1328-1380, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 14 Ch. 7: French History, 1328-1380, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 15 Ch. 8: Empire and Papacy, 1414-1453, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 16 Ch. 8: Empire and Papacy, 1414-1453, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:27:02
Play 17 Ch. 9: Italy, 1382-1453, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 18 Ch. 9: Italy, 1382-1453, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 19 Ch. 10: History of France, 1380-1453, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 20 Ch. 10: History of France, 1380-1453, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 21 Ch. 11: The Shores of the Baltic, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
00:11:47
Play 22 Ch. 11: The Shores of the Baltic, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 23 Ch. 12: The Spanish Peninsula, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 24 Ch. 12: The Spanish Peninsula, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 25 Ch. 13: The Greek Empire and the Ottoman Turks, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 26 Ch. 13: The Greek Empire and the Ottoman Turks, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
00:17:23