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  1. Textbooks: 4 items
    You are not expected to buy large numbers books for this course since you will find that you use most of them only once and then never again. There are, however, two books that you might want to buy because you will use them frequently:
    1. A History of Medieval Europe From Constantine to Saint Louis - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. A History of Medieval Europe From Constantine to Saint Louis - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. Later Medieval Europe, 1250-1520 - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    4. Later Medieval Europe, 1250-1520 - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

  2. Key Bibliography 20 items
    1. A History of Medieval Europe From Constantine to Saint Louis - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

      Book Recommended

    2. A History of Medieval Europe From Constantine to Saint Louis - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    3. Charlemagne - Matthias Becher, David S. Bachrach 2003

      Book Recommended

    4. The Crusades, 1095-1197 - Jonathan Phillips 2002

      Book Recommended

    5. The Crusades, 1095-1197 - Jonathan Phillips 2002 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    6. King John - W. L. Warren 1997

      Book Recommended

    7. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox 1994

      Book Recommended

    8. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox 2000 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    9. The Italian City-Republics - Daniel Philip Waley, Trevor Dean 2010

      Book Recommended

    10. The Italian City-Republics - Daniel Philip Waley, Trevor Dean 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    11. London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People, 1200-1500 - Caroline M. Barron 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    12. Venice: A Maritime Republic - Frederic C. Lane 1973

      Book Recommended

    13. Venice: A Maritime Republic - Frederic C. Lane 1973 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    14. Renaissance Florence - Gene A. Brucker 1983

      Book Recommended

    15. Renaissance Florence - Gene A. Brucker 1983 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

  3. TERM ONE 305 items
    1. 1. The End of the Roman Empire 46 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
        1. Edward Gibbon and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - G. W. Bowersock, John Clive, Stephen R. Graubard 1977

          Book Essential

      2. Other Reading 45 items
        1. General: 31 items
          1. The Franks and Gaul in the Sixth Century - P. S. Barnwell 1992

            Chapter Further

          2. The Vandals and Africa - P. S. Barnwell 1992

            Chapter Further

          3. Barbarian Kings in Italy - P. S. Barnwell 1992

            Chapter Further

          4. Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 - Roger Collins 1999

            Book Further pp. 94-115

          5. 2. The Barbarian Invasions - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

            Chapter Further

          6. 2. The Barbarian Invasions - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

            Chapter Further

          7. Barbarians and Romans: A.D. 418-584: The Techniques of Accommodation - Walter A. Goffart 1980

            Book Further pp. 3-5 Goffart is a supporter of the idea of peaceful transformation. His argument is very technical. You only need to read the first few pages.

          8. The Fall of Rome - Peter Heather 2011

            Webpage Recommended

          9. Ostrogothic Italy: Kingdom and Empire - P. Heather 1998

            Chapter Further

          10. Rome and the Ostrogoths - Peter Llewellyn 1971

            Chapter Further

          11. 6. The Barbarian Kingdoms - Stephen Mitchell 2006

            Chapter Further

          12. 3. From Gaul to France - John Moorhead 2001

            Chapter Further

          13. 3. From Gaul to France - John Moorhead 2013

            Chapter Further

          14. The Barbarian Successor States - W. Pohl 1997

            Chapter Further

          15. 2. Mare Nostrum - J. M. Wallace-Hadrill 1952

            Chapter Further

          16. I. Did Rome Ever Fall? - Bryan Ward-Perkins 2005

            Chapter Recommended This book argues against the idea of peaceful and gradual transition from Roman to Germanic rule

          17. I. Did Rome Ever Fall? - Bryan Ward-Perkins 2005

            Chapter Recommended This book argues against the idea of peaceful and gradual transition from Roman to Germanic rule

          18. IV. Living Under the New Masters - Bryan Ward-Perkins 2005

            Chapter Recommended This book argues against the idea of peaceful and gradual transition from Roman to Germanic rule

          19. IV. Living Under the New Masters - Bryan Ward-Perkins 2005

            Chapter Recommended This book argues against the idea of peaceful and gradual transition from Roman to Germanic rule

          20. 4. Crisis and Continuity, 400-500 - Chris Wickham 2010

            Chapter Recommended

        2. On Continuity and Discontinuity in Italy: 4 items
          1. Italy AD 425-605 - M. Humphries 2000

            Chapter Further

          2. Ostrogothic Italy and the Lombard Invasions - John Moorhead 2005

            Chapter Recommended

          3. Goths and Romans - John Moorhead 1992

            Chapter Further

        3. On Continuity and Discontinuity in Gaul (France): 4 items
          1. The Fall of the Roman Empire - Peter Heather 2006

            Book Further pp. 415-425 and 437-443

          2. Merovingian Gaul and the Frankish Conquests - R. Van Dam 2005 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

        4. On Continuity and Discontinuity in Britain: 6 items
          1. The Ending of Roman Britain - A. S. Esmonde Cleary 1990

            Book Further pp. 58-104

          2. The Ending of Roman Britain - A. S. Esmonde Cleary 2000 (electronic book)

            Book Further pp. 58-104

          3. The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial - Angela Care Evans 1994

            Book Further pp. 57-63

          4. Britannia: A History of Roman Britain - Sheppard Frere 1991

            Book Further pp. 353 - 377

          5. Trading Exchange - Anthea Harris 2003

            Chapter Further

    2. 2. The Successors of St Peter: The Early Medieval Papacy 26 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 2 items
        1. Matthew 16:13-19 in The New Testament

          Webpage Essential The so-called Petrine text from the Gospel of Matthew.

        2. History of the Lombards - Paul the Deacon 1974

          Book Essential p. 155

      2. Other Reading 24 items
        1. The Papacy - C. Azzara 2002

          Chapter Further

        2. 1. Beginnings - Geoffrey Barraclough 1979

          Chapter Further

        3. The Early Church - Henry Chadwick 1967

          Book Further pp. 237-257

        4. 4. The Church and the Papacy - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

          Chapter Further

        5. 4. The Church and the Papacy - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

          Chapter Further

        6. 4. The Achievement of Gregory the Great - Judith Herrin 2001

          Chapter Further

        7. The Roman Church and Clergy - Peter Llewellyn 1971

          Chapter Further

        8. The Medieval Church: A Brief History - Joseph H. Lynch, Phillip C. Adamo 2014

          Book Further

        9. The Medieval Church: A Brief History - Joseph H. Lynch 2013 (electronic book)

          Book Further

        10. Terra Mea: Italy Between Two Worlds - R. A. Markus 1997

          Chapter Further

        11. Papal Monarchy - A. Meyer 2013

          Chapter Further

        12. Papal Monarchy - A. Meyer 2010

          Chapter Further

        13. 1. Introduction - John Moorhead 2005

          Chapter Recommended

        14. 1. Introduction - John Moorhead 2005

          Chapter Recommended

        15. Gregory and the East - Jeffrey Richards 1980

          Chapter Further

        16. 10. The Lombardic Crisis - Jeffrey Richards 1979

          Chapter Further

        17. 7. The Christian Shaping of Kingship - D. W. Rollason 2012

          Chapter Further

        18. 25. Church Structure and Organisation - Georg Scheibelreiter 2005

          Chapter Recommended esp. 677-80

        19. 25. Church Structure and Organisation - Georg Scheibelreiter 2005

          Chapter Recommended esp. 677-80

        20. A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages - Walter Ullmann 1972

          Book Further pp. 51-70

        21. 3. Italy and the Lombards - J. M. Wallace-Hadrill 1952

          Chapter Further

        22. 2. Empire and Christendom - Brett Edward Whalen 2014

          Chapter Recommended

    3. 3. The Arab Conquest of Spain, 711-741 25 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
        1. Tarik's Address to His Soldiers' in 'Breath of Perfumes - Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, C. F. Horne 2015

          Chapter Essential

      2. Other Reading 24 items
        1. On the Rise of Islam in General 5 items
          1. 5. Islam - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

            Chapter Further

          2. 5. Islam - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

            Chapter Further

          3. The Arab Invasions - Eamonn Gearon 2011

            Document Further Available via Senate House Library

          4. Muhammad and the Rise of Islam - C. Hillenbrand 2005

            Chapter Further

          5. Muhammad and the Rise of Islam - C. Hillenbrand 2005 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

        2. On the Conquest of Spain: 16 items
          1. The Catholic Visigothic Kingdom - A. Barbero, M. I. Loring 2005

            Chapter Further

          2. The Catholic Visigothic Kingdom - A. Barbero, M. I. Loring 2005 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

          3. 1. Conquest of Spain and the Emirate - Anwar G. Chejne 1974

            Chapter Further

          4. The Arab Conquest of Spain, 710-797 - Roger Collins 1989

            Book Recommended See pp. 6-11, 23-36 which discuss the limited nature of the evidence and just how far we can use it to explain Arab success. You must use this book if you are going to write this essay.

          5. Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 - Roger Collins 2010

            Book Further pp. 153-61

          6. The Arab Conquest - Roger Collins 1995

            Chapter Further

          7. The Muslims in Europe - Hugh Kennedy 1995

            Chapter Recommended esp. 255-68

          8. The Muslims in Europe - Hugh Kennedy 1995

            Chapter Recommended esp. 255-68

          9. The Muslim Conquest - Derek W. Lomax 1978

            Chapter Further

          10. The Early Middle Ages: Europe 400-1000 - Rosamond McKitterick 2001

            Book Further pp. 182-185

          11. The Fall of the Visigothic Power in Spain - R. Dykes Shaw 1906

            Article Further This article expresses the older view that the Visigothic kingdom fell because it was ‘decadent’.

          12. 6. Spain and the Visigoths - J. M. Wallace-Hadrill 1952

            Chapter Further

        3. On the Kingdom of the Franks and the Battle of Poitiers: 3 items
          1. The Age of Charles Martel - Paul Fouracre 2000

            Book Further pp. 145-150, on the battle of Poitiers, especially whether cavalry might have been an element in Frankish success.

    4. 4. Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire 26 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 2 items
        1. The Annals of Lorsch - Paul Edward Dutton

          Chapter Essential

        2. The Annals of Lorsch - Bernard Walter Scholz 1972

          Chapter Essential p. 39

      2. Other Reading 24 items
        1. On Charlemagne and the Carolingians in General: 7 items
          1. Towards a new western Empire, 714–800 - Roger Collins 1991

            Chapter Further

          2. The New Constantine - Roger Collins 1991

            Chapter Further

          3. Frankish Gaul to 814 - P. Fouracre 1995

            Chapter Further

          4. Frankish Gaul to 814 - P. Fouracre 1995 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

          5. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe - George Holmes 1988

            Book Further pp. 96-105

        2. On the Coronation: 17 items
          1. The Rebirth of Empire - Alessandro Barbero 2004

            Chapter Further

          2. The Medieval Papacy - Geoffrey Barraclough 1979

            Book Further pp. 35-61

          3. V. Charlemagne, the Papacy, and the Byzantine Emperor - Matthias Becher, David S. Bachrach 2003

            Chapter Further

          4. 10. The Carolingian Innovation - Judith Herrin 2001

            Chapter Further pp. 390-476

          5. The Medieval Church: A Brief History - Joseph H. Lynch, Phillip C. Adamo 2014

            Book Further

          6. The Medieval Church: A Brief History - Joseph H. Lynch 2013 (electronic book)

            Book Further

          7. Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity - Rosamond McKitterick 2008

            Book Further esp. pp. 114-118

          8. Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity - Rosamond McKitterick 2008 (electronic book)

            Book Further esp. pp. 114-118

          9. The Frankish Kingdoms Under the Carolingians, 751-987 - Rosamond McKitterick 1983

            Book Further esp. pp. 70-72

          10. 3. The Reordering of the West - Brett Edward Whalen 2014

            Chapter Further

          11. 16. The Carolingian Century, 751-887 - Chris Wickham 2010

            Chapter Further Plays down the importance of Charlemagne's coronation

          12. Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and Carolingian Empire - Hywel Williams 2011

            Book Further pp. 139-189

    5. 5. The Vikings 29 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
      2. Other Reading 28 items
        1. General: 13 items
          1. The Vikings - Holger Arbman 1961

            Book Further

          2. The Vikings - Johannes Brøndsted 1965

            Book Further

          3. The Vikings - R. T. Farrell, Cornell University 1982

            Book Further

          4. The Vikings - James Graham-Campbell, Dafydd Kidd, British Museum 1980

            Book Further

          5. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe - George Holmes 1988

            Book Further pp. 105-104

          6. The Vikings in History - F. Donald Logan 1983

            Book Further

          7. The Vikings in History - F. Donald Logan 2003 (electronic book)

            Book Further

          8. The Age of the Vikings - P. H. Sawyer 1971

            Book Recommended

        2. On the Impact in Particular Regions: 6 items
          1. The Vikings in Britain - H. R. Loyn 1977

            Book Recommended esp. pp. 133-137

          2. The Vikings in Francia - J. M. Wallace-Hadrill 1975

            Book Further

          3. The Scandinavian Intervention - A. Woolf 2018

            Chapter Further

        3. On the Damage Caused: 4 items
          1. On the Impact on Towns and Trade: 3 items
            1. Towns in the Viking Age - Helen Clarke, Björn Ambrosiani 1990

              Book Further pp. 90-106

            2. The Viking Achievement: The Society and Culture of Early Medieval Scandinavia - Peter Foote, David M. Wilson 1990

              Book Further pp. 195-203

            3. The Vikings Heroes or Raiders - Eric Oxenstierna 1965

              Chapter Further

        4. On the Impact on Central Authority: 5 items
          1. Chapter 2 - Marc Bloch 1962

            Chapter Further

          2. Chapter 2 - Marc Bloch 1989 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

          3. The Frankish Tribute Payments to the Vikings and their Consequences - S. Coupland 1999

            Article Further This article argues that the payment of tribute to the Vikings did not undermine people’s faith in the king’s ability to defend them.

    6. 6. 1066: The Norman Conquest of England 45 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
        1. Gesta Regum Anglorum: The History of the English Kings - R. A. B. Mynors, R. M. Thomson, M. Winterbottom, William of Malmesbury 1998

          Book Essential William of Malmesbury on the Battle of Hastings. The library has the whole of William’s Gesta Regum Anglorum, trans. R.A.B. Mynors

      2. Other Reading 44 items
        1. On the Battle of Hastings: 6 items
          1. The Battle of Hastings - Jim Bradbury 1998

            Book Recommended

          2. The Battle of Hastings - R. A. Brown 1980

            Article Further Brown lays great stress on Norman tactics and the couched lance.

          3. The Bayeux Tapestry - C. H. Gibbs-Smith 1973

            Book Further

          4. The Battle of Hastings, 1066 - M. K. Lawson 2007

            Book Further

        2. On the Subsequent Conquest: 33 items
          1. William the Conqueror - David Bates 1989

            Book Further pp. 57-89

          2. William the Conqueror - David Bates 2013 (electronic book)

            Book Further pp. 57-89

          3. The Effects of the Norman Conquest - Frank Barlow 1966

            Chapter Recommended

          4. William I and the Norman Conquest - Frank Barlow 1965

            Book Further

          5. 13 The Kingdom of the French - Christopher Brooke 2000

            Chapter Further

          6. The Norman Conquest - R. Allen Brown 1984

            Book Further

          7. The Normans and the Norman Conquest - R. Allen Brown 1969

            Book Further

          8. 1. The First Phases of Conquest - Marjorie Chibnall 1986

            Chapter Further

          9. 6. The Later Twentieth Century: From Feudalism to Lordship - Marjorie Chibnall 1999

            Chapter Further For an assessment of 'feudalism' as a factor in the Norman conquest.

          10. England and Normandy, 1042-1137 - M. Chibnall 2004

            Chapter Further

          11. The Normans and Their Myth - R. H. C. Davis 1976

            Book Further pp. 103-132

          12. Norman Conquests 1050-1100 - David C. Douglas 1969

            Chapter Further

          13. 6. Ruling the Kingdom, 1066-1154 - Richard Huscroft 2004

            Chapter Further

          14. 8. The Norman Conquest - H. R. Loyn 1991

            Chapter Further

          15. The Norman Settlement - Donald Matthew 1966

            Chapter Further

          16. Changes Under the Conqueror - Donald Matthew 1966

            Chapter Further

          17. XVI The Norman Conquest & XVII The Norman Settlement - Frank Merry Stenton 1971

            Chapter Further

          18. William the Conqueror and the Rule of the Normans - F. M. Stenton 1925

            Book Further Rather dated now but it does give a good narrative.

          19. III: The Normans and Britain: The Norman Conquest - Elisabeth N. C. Van Houts 2000

            Chapter Further

          20. The Norman Conquest: Its Setting and Impact - Dorothy Whitelock, Battle and District Historical Society 1966

            Book Further

          21. The English and the Norman Conquest - Ann Williams 1995

            Book Further

        3. On the Role of Castles in the Conquest: 5 items
          1. The Norman Conquest and the Genesis of English Castles - R. A. Brown 1969

            Chapter Further Brown's views on feudalism are now rather dated but he has some good ideas about how the Normans used castles.

          2. Castles, Conquest and Authority - Robert Liddiard 2005

            Chapter Recommended

          3. 1. Castles of the Conquest - Norman John Greville Pounds 1994

            Chapter Further

          4. 5. Stone Towers - M. W. Thompson 2008

            Chapter Further

          5. 3. The Motte and Bailey Castle - Philip Warner 1971

            Chapter Further

    7. 7. The Crusades 40 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
      2. Other Reading 39 items
        1. The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land - Thomas S. Asbridge 2012

          Book Further

        2. The First Crusade: A New History - Thomas Asbridge 2004

          Book Further

        3. The Crusades: the war against Islam 1096-1798 - Malcolm Billings, British Library 2006

          Book Further

        4. Crusade and Conquest - M. G. Bull 2014

          Chapter Further

        5. Origins - Marcus Bull 1995

          Chapter Recommended

        6. Origins - Marcus Bull 1999

          Chapter Recommended

        7. 9. The Crusades - Maurice Keen 1991

          Chapter Further

        8. Crusading and the Crusader States - Andrew Jotischky 2004

          Book Further pp. 30-8, 47-54

        9. 2. The Origins of the Crusades - Hans Eberhard Mayer 1988

          Chapter Further

        10. 5. Towards the First Crusade - Colin Morris 2005

          Chapter Further

        11. 1. Introduction - Jonathan Phillips 2002

          Chapter Further

        12. 1. Introduction - Jonathan Phillips 2002 (electronic book)

          Chapter Further

        13. Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades - Jonathan Phillips 2009

          Book Further pp. 3-14

        14. 1. The Beginning of the Crusades - Jean Richard 1999

          Chapter Further

        15. The Crusades, 1095-1198 - J. Riley-Smith 2004

          Chapter Further

        16. The Crusades, 1095-1198 - J. Riley-Smith 2004 (electronic book)

          Chapter Further

        17. Crusading as an Act of Love - Jonathan Riley-Smith 1980

          Article Further

        18. 1. Pope Urban's Message - Jonathan Riley-Smith 1986

          Chapter Further

        19. 1. Pope Urban's Message - Jonathan Riley-Smith 1986

          Chapter Further

        20. 2. The Response of Lay People - Jonathan Riley-Smith 1986

          Chapter Further

        21. 2. The Response of Lay People - Jonathan Riley-Smith 1986

          Chapter Further

        22. The First Crusaders, 1095-1131 - Jonathan Riley-Smith 1997

          Book Further

        23. What Were the Crusades? - Jonathan Riley-Smith 2009

          Book Recommended There are several different editions of this book. See the first three chapters

        24. Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse - Jay Rubenstein 2011

          Book Further This book argues that the crusaders were partly driven by the idea that the world was soon to end. See the introduction.

        25. A History of the Crusades: Vol. 1: The First Hundred Years - Kenneth M. Setton, Marshall W. Baldwin 1969

          Book Further

        26. 5. Holy War - Christopher Tyerman 2005

          Chapter Further

        27. 5. Holy War - Christopher Tyerman 2005

          Chapter Further

        28. God's War: A New History of the Crusades - Christopher Tyerman 2007

          Book Further

    8. 8. Women and Power in the Middle Ages: Eleanor of Aquitaine 17 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
      2. General/Introductory 6 items
        1. Women of the Twelfth Century - Georges Duby 1997

          Book Further

        2. Eleanor of Aquitaine: a biography - Marion Meade c1991

          Book Further A Feminist Perspective

        3. Eleanor of Acquitaine: Queen and Legend - D. D. R. Owen 1993

          Book Further

        4. Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life - Alison Weir 2008

          Book Further

      3. More Advanced Reading 10 items
        1. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Patron and Politician - William W. Kibler 1976

          Book Further

        2. Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Last Years - J. Martindale 1999

          Chapter Further

        3. Eleanor of Aquitaine - Janet L. Nelson 1992

          Chapter Further

        4. Eleanor of Aquitaine - Regine Pernoud 1967

          Book Further

        5. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady - Bonnie Wheeler, John Carmi Parsons 2002

          Book Further See a variety of essays in this volume.

    9. 9. A Byzantine Emperor and his Times: Manuel I (1143-1180) 27 items
      1. Preliminary Readin 1 item
      2. Other Reading 26 items
        1. In General on Manuel's Reign and Its Background: 14 items
          1. The First Encounter With the West AD 1050-1204 - A.A.M. Bryer 1981

            Chapter Further pp.85-110

          2. A History of Byzantium - Timothy E. Gregory 2010

            Book Further pp. 304-8

          3. A History of Byzantium, 306-1453 - Timothy E. Gregory 2005 (electronic book)

            Book Further pp. 304-8

          4. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium - Alexander Kazhdan, Alice-Mary Maffry Talbot 1991

            Book Further vol. 2, pp. 1289-90

          5. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium - A. P. Kazhdan 1991 (electronic resource)

            Book Further vol. 2, pp. 1289-90

          6. The Byzantine Empire, 1118-1204 - P. Magdalino 2004

            Chapter Further

          7. The Phenomenon of Manuel I Komnenos - P. Magdalino 1988

            Chapter Further

          8. History of the Byzantine State - Georgije Ostrogorski 1968

            Book Further pp. 375-94

          9. A Concise History of Byzantium - Warren Treadgold 2001

            Book Further pp. 176-182

          10. A History of the Byzantine State and Society - Warren Treadgold 1997

            Book Further pp. 638-50

          11. A History of the Byzantine State and Society - Warren Treadgold 1997 (electronic resource)

            Book Further pp. 638-50

          12. History of the Byzantine Empire, 324-1453 - A. A. Vasiliev 1952

            Book Further

        2. On Manuel and the Latin Threat: 4 items
          1. 13. Manuel Comnenus and the Latins - Michael Angold 1997

            Chapter Further

          2. 8. The Enemy Within - Jonathan Harris 2016

            Chapter Further

          3. 8. The Enemy Within - Jonathan Harris 2016

            Chapter Further

          4. 1. The Comnenian Empire Between East and West - Paul Magdalino 1993

            Chapter Further

        3. On Manuel and Frederick Barbarossa: 2 items
          1. Alexander III and Byzantium - Peter Clarke, Anne Duggan 2012

            Chapter Further

          2. Alexander III and Byzantium - Peter Clarke, Anne Duggan 2012

            Chapter Further

        4. On Manuel and the Prince of Antioch: 4 items
          1. 6. The Friend of the Latins - Jonathan Harris 2014

            Chapter Further

        5. On Manuel and Venice: 2 items
          1. Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium - Jonathan Harris 2017

            Book Further pp. 102-10, pp. 123-5 in 1st ed.

          2. 6. The Parting of the Ways - Donald M. Nicol 1988

            Chapter Further

    10. 10. Art and Architecture from Romanesque to Gothic 24 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 2 items
        1. On What Was Done in His Administration - Abbot Suger

          Webpage Essential No need to read the full text, just the summary.

        2. On What Was Done in His Adminstration - Suger, Erwin Panofsky 1946

          Chapter Essential This is another translation

      2. Other Reading 22 items
        1. In General: 4 items
          1. Part Two: Introduction - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

            Chapter Further

          2. Part Two: Introduction - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2006

            Chapter Further

        2. On Romanesque: 3 items
          1. Early Medieval Art: Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque - John Beckwith 1964

            Book Further pp. 153-174

          2. Romanesque Art - Andreas Petzold 1995

            Book Further

          3. 1. The Christian Basilica - Roger Stalley 1999

            Chapter Further

        3. On Gothic: 15 items
          1. 18. Art and Society - Malcolm Barber 1992

            Chapter Further

          2. 18. Art and Society - Malcolm Barber 2004 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

          3. The Twelfth Century Renaissance - Christopher Brooke 1969

            Book Recommended pp. 90-143

          4. Gothic Europe - Harald Busch, Bernd Lohse 1959

            Book Further pp. V-XIX

          5. Gothic Architecture - Paul Frankl 1962

            Book Further pp. 15- 78

          6. The Transition - Paul Frankl 1962

            Chapter Further

          7. The Early Gothic Period - Paul Frankl 1962

            Chapter Further

          8. Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis: A Symposium - Paula Lieber Gerson 1986

            Book Further esp. pp. 3-15, 269-281

          9. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe - George Holmes 1988

            Book Further pp. 143-148

          10. The Twelfth-Century Renaissance - C. Warren Hollister 1969

            Book Further pp. 121-135

          11. Gothic Art - Andrew Martindale 1967

            Book Further pp. 17-65

          12. The Twelfth-Century Renaissance - R. N. Swanson 1999

            Book Further

          13. Early Gothic - Christopher Wilson 1990

            Chapter Further

  4. TERM TWO 260 items
    1. 11. Castles in Medieval Society 27 items
      1. Preliminary Reading: 1 item
      2. Other Reading 26 items
        1. In General: 7 items
          1. Medieval Fortifications - John R. Kenyon 1990

            Book Further

          2. 4. Sieges - Sean McGlynn 2009

            Chapter Further

          3. 1. Castles of the Conquest - Norman John Greville Pounds 1994

            Chapter Further

        2. The Traditionalists: 9 items
          1. The Medieval Siege - Jim Bradbury 2002

            Book Further pp. 48-92, 241-295

          2. English Castles - R. Allen Brown 1976

            Book Recommended

          3. Edward I - Michael Prestwich 1988

            Book Further pp. 204-216 - on the thirteenth century castles in Wales

          4. Military Architecture - A. H. Thomson 1929

            Chapter Further

        3. The Revisionists 10 items
          1. Some Analysis of the Castle of Bodiam, East Sussex - C. Coulson 1992

            Chapter Further Strongly revisionist article

          2. Behind the Castle Gate: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance - Matthew Johnson 2002

            Book Further Revisionist Work

          3. Behind the Castle Gate: From Medieval to Renaissance - Matthew Johnson 2002 (electronic book)

            Book Further Revisionist Work

          4. Castles in Context: Power, Symbolism and Landscape, 1066 to 1500 - Robert Liddiard 2005

            Book Recommended Sets out the argument for the non-military role of castles.

          5. Medieval Castles - Robert Liddiard 2010

            Document Recommended

          6. The Rise of the Castle - M. W. Thompson 2008

            Book Further Discusses castles as settlements as well as defensive structures

          7. Bodiam, Sussex: True Castle or Old Soldier's Dream House? - D.J. Turner 1986

            Chapter Further Argues against Coulson that Bodiam was an effective military fortification.

          8. The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England - Abigail Wheatley 2004

            Book Further pp. 1-17. A revisionist book which looks at how castles were percieved by contemporaries.

          9. The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England - Abigail Wheatley 2004 (electronic book)

            Book Further pp. 1-17. A revisionist book which looks at how castles were percieved by contemporaries.

    2. 12. King John and Magna Carta 33 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 6 items
        1. Magna Carta

          Webpage Essential especially clauses 2, 8, 12, 39 and 40.

        2. You can find a printed translation of Magna Carta in the following books:

        3. Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages - Ernest F. Henderson 1896

          Book Recommended pp. 135-148

        4. Readings in Medieval History: Vol. 2: The Later Middle Ages - Patrick J. Geary 1998

          Book Recommended pp. 426-432

        5. Selected excerpts can be found in:

        6. The Medieval World, 300-1300 - Norman F. Cantor 1968

          Book Recommended pp.324-325

      2. Other Reading 27 items
        1. General: 10 items
          1. The Feudal King - Claire Breay 2002

            Chapter Further

          2. What Was in Magna Carta? - Claire Breay 2002

            Chapter Further

          3. 1215: The Year of Magna Carta - Danny Danziger, John Gillingham 2004

            Book Further pp. 255-284

          4. Magna Carta and Royal Government - John Gillingham 1994

            Chapter Further

          5. Magna Carta - J. C. Holt 1992

            Book Further pp. 175-200

          6. 9. The Reigns, 1154-1217 - Richard Huscroft 2004

            Chapter Further pp. 139-187

          7. 9. The Reigns, 1154-1217 - Richard Huscroft 2004

            Chapter Further pp. 139-187

          8. The Battle of Damme - A.L. Poole 1955

            Chapter Further

          9. The Meaning of Magna Carta Since 1215. - Ralph V. Turner 2003

            Document Further Available via Senate House Library

          10. Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction - Nicholas Vincent 2012

            Book Further

        2. On the Angevin Regime in General: 11 items
          1. 10. The Angevin Despotism, 1189-1216 - Frank Barlow 1999

            Chapter Further

          2. 4. Predatory and Punitive Rule - Robert Bartlett 2000

            Book Further

          3. 5. Rebellion - Robert Bartlett 2000

            Book Further

          4. 5. Rebellion - Robert Bartlett 2000

            Chapter Further

          5. 12. The Plantagenet Kings - D. A. Carpenter 1999

            Chapter Further

          6. 12. The Plantagenet Kings - D. A. Carpenter 1999

            Chapter Further

          7. England and Its Rulers, 1066-1272 - M. T. Clanchy 1998

            Book Further pp. 186-209

          8. The Angevin Empire - John Gillingham 1984

            Book Further pp. 65-85

          9. Angevin England, 1154-1258 - Richard Mortimer 1994

            Book Further pp. 7-104

        3. On King John: 6 items
          1. King John and Magna Carta - J. A. P. Jones 1971

            Book Further

          2. King John: England's Evil King? - Ralph V. Turner 2009

            Book Further

          3. King John - W. L. Warren 1997

            Book Further

    3. 13. The Italian City-States 48 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 3 items
        1. Florentine Chronicle - Giovanni Villani 2009

          Chapter Essential You only need to read the first two sections.

        2. Villani's Chronicle: Being the Selections From the First Nine Books of the Croniche Fiorentine of Giovanni Villani - Giovanni Villani, Philip H. Wicksteed 1906

          Book Recommended Further passages from Villani can be found in this book

      2. Other Reading 45 items
        1. In General 27 items
          1. 1. Cities and Communes - David Abulafia 2004

            Chapter Further

          2. 1. Cities and Communes - David Abulafia 2004

            Chapter Further

          3. 10. The Italian City-States - Malcolm Barber 2004

            Chapter Further

          4. 10. The Italian City-States - Malcolm Barber 2004 (electronic book)

            Chapter Further

          5. The Renaissance - Alison Brown 1999

            Book Further pp. 10-13

          6. The Renaissance - Alison Brown 1999 (electronic book)

            Book Further pp. 10-13

          7. Europe: Hierarchy and Revolt, 1320-1450 - George Holmes 2000

            Book Further pp. 67-83

          8. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe - George Holmes 1988

            Book Further pp. 243-253

          9. 5. Politics in the Age of Dante - J. K. Hyde 1973

            Chapter Recommended

          10. 6. The Flowering of the 'Vita Civile' - J. K. Hyde 1973

            Chapter Recommended

          11. 4. II. Sovereignty and State-Building. The Branches of Government. Self-Government, Forms and Pretensions. Church, State, Civic Religion - P. Jones 1997

            Chapter Further This is quite a technical book but it is very useful for providing detailed examples from individual city states.

          12. Culture and Society in Italy, 1290-1420 - John Larner 1971

            Book Further pp. 14-34

          13. Italy in the Age of Dante and Petrarch, 1216-1380 - John Larner 1980

            Book Further pp. 106-152

          14. Attractions of Autocracy - Alexander Lee 2011

            Article Further

          15. Europe in the High Middle Ages, 1150-1309 - John Hine Mundy 1973

            Book Further pp. 442-459

          16. Guild Republicanism in Trecento Florence - J. M. Nejemy 1995

            Chapter Further

          17. The Italian City-Republics - Daniel Philip Waley, Trevor Dean 2010

            Book Recommended

          18. The Italian City-Republics - Daniel Philip Waley, Trevor Dean 2010 (electronic book)

            Book Recommended

          19. 1. Government in the Latter Thirteenth Century: Communes: the Medieval City-State - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Chapter Further pp. 15-21

          20. 1. Government in the Latter Thirteenth Century: Communes: the Medieval City-State - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Chapter Further pp. 15-21

        2. On Florence: 9 items
          1. A Study in Political Failure: The Florentine Magnates: 1280-1343 - M. B. Becker 1965

            Article Further This article looks at how Florence did what all Italian states did and excluded the nobles from the government.

          2. Florence - L. Green 1999

            Chapter Further

          3. Florence - L. Green 1999

            Chapter Further

          4. The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici - Christopher Hibbert 1974

            Book Further pp. 19-29

          5. 9. Violence and Faction - Carol Lansing 1991

            Chapter Further

          6. 10. The Popolo and the Ordinances of Justice - Carol Lansing 1991

            Chapter Further

          7. Medieval and Renaissance Florence: Vol.1: Medieval Florence - Ferdinand Schevill 1963

            Book Further pp. 145-178

        3. On Siena: 9 items
          1. The Gvic Ideal - William M. Bowsky 1981

            Chapter Further pp. 260-298

          2. X. The Civic Spirit and the Building of the City - Ferdinand Schevill 1964

            Chapter Further

          3. 1. Setting - Daniel Philip Waley 2006

            Chapter Further

          4. 1. Setting - Daniel Philip Waley 1991

            Chapter Further

    4. 14. Medieval London 19 items
      1. Preliminary reading 1 item
        1. Description of London in 1173 - William Fitzstephen 1968

          Chapter Essential

      2. Other Reading 18 items
        1. Medieval London - Timothy Baker 1970

          Book Further pp. 27-162

        2. 9. From Guilds to Companies - Caroline M. Barron 2004

          Chapter Further

        3. London 1300-1540 - Caroline M. Barron 2000

          Chapter Recommended

        4. London 1300-1540 - Caroline M. Barron 2000

          Chapter Recommended

        5. The Quarrel of Richard II With London - Caroline M. Barron 1971

          Chapter Further

        6. Richard II and London - Caroline M. Barron 1999

          Chapter Further

        7. Richard Whittington: The Man Behind the Myth - Caroline M. Barron 1969

          Chapter Further

        8. The Turbulent London of Richard II - Ruth Bird 1949

          Book Further pp. 114-119

        9. London: A History - Jeremy Black 2009

          Book Further

        10. Medieval London, 1066-1520 - Stephen Inwood 1998

          Chapter Further

        11. A Medieval Mercantile Community: The Grocers' Company & the Politics & Trade of London, 1000-1485 - Pamela Nightingale 1995

          Book Further pp. 6-22, on London's wealth and overseas trade.

        12. Medieval Westminster, 1200-1540 - Gervase Rosser 1989

          Book Further pp. 9-41

        13. Part II. 6. The Emrgence of the Medieval Capital c.1216-1530 - Francis Sheppard 2006

          Chapter Recommended pp 98-100 are especially useful.

        14. Medieval London: From Commune to Capital - Gwyn A. Williams 1970

          Book Further

    5. 15. Monks and Monasteries 24 items
      1. Preliminary Reading: 1 item
        1. Some extracts from the Rule of St Benedict:

           

          http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/rul-benedict-excerp.asp

      2. Other Reading: 23 items
        1. The Two Cities: Medieval Europe, 1050-1320 - Malcolm Barber 1992

          Book Further pp. 131-154

        2. The Monastic World, 1000-1300 - Christopher Brooke, Wim Swaan 1974

          Book Further

        3. The Benedictines in the Middle Ages - James G. Clark 2011 (electronic book)

          Book Further

        4. The Reformation of the Twelfth Century - Giles Constable 1996

          Book Further

        5. Part Two: 3.Monasticism in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries - R. H. C. Davis, R. I. Moore 2005

          Chapter Further

        6. Monastic Life in Medieval England - J. C. Dickinson 1961

          Book Further

        7. Monastic Life at Cluny, 910-1157 - Joan Evans 1931

          Book Further

        8. Medieval Monasticism - J.L. Nelson 2001

          Chapter Further

    6. 18. The Hundred Years War 28 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
      2. Primary Sources 1 item
        1. Chronicles - Jean Froissart, Geoffrey Brereton 1968

          Book Recommended

      3. Other Reading 26 items
        1. General 12 items
          1. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe - George Holmes 1988

            Book Further pp. 318-325

          2. Plantagenet England 1225-1360 - Michael Prestwich 2005

            Book Further

          3. Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 - Michael Prestwich 2005 (electronic book)

            Book Further

          4. 7. French Defeats and Chivalrous Ideals: The Hundred Years War - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Chapter Further

          5. 7. French Defeats and Chivalrous Ideals: The Hundred Years War - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Chapter Further

          6. 11. The French Recovery - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Chapter Further

          7. 11. The French Recovery - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Chapter Further

        2. More Detailed Studies 6 items
          1. The Hundred Years War - Anne Curry 1993

            Book Further

          2. The Hundred Years War: Vol. 2: Trial by Fire - Jonathan Sumption 1999

            Book Further

        3. Propaganda and National Consciousness 8 items
          1. 6. War, people, and Nation - Christopher Allmand 1988

            Chapter Recommended Make sure that you use this book.

          2. The "Traite du Sacre" of Jean Golein - Richard A. Jackson 1969

            Article Further This article looks at how the French monarchy sought to bolster its claim to legitimacy with a religious aura.

          3. War Propaganda and Historiography in Fifteenth-Century France and England - P. S. Lewis 1965

            Article Further Don’t be put off by all the medieval French in this article. Look at the conclusion on pp. 20-1. Also published in 'Essays in Later Medieval French History' (see below)

          4. Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism - Marina Warner 1981

            Book Further pp. 252-270. Shows how Joan had more impact during the nineteenth century than she did in the fifteenth.

    7. 19. The Black Death 22 items
      1. Preliminary Reading 1 item
        1. Introduction - Giovanni Boccaccio 1993

          Chapter Essential An account of the jmpact of the Black Death in Florence.

      2. Other Reading 21 items
        1. General 13 items
          1. The Black Death, 1346-1353: The Complete History - Ole Jrgen Benedictow 2006

            Book Further

          2. The Black Death: A Turning Point in History? - William M. Bowsky 1971

            Book Further

          3. The Black Death and the Transformation of the West - David Herlihy, Samuel K. Cohn 1997

            Book Further

          4. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe - George Holmes 1988

            Book Further pp. 325-31

          5. Plague and Family Life - C. Klapisch-Zuber 2000

            Chapter Further

          6. Plague and Family Life - C. Klapisch-Zuber 2000

            Chapter Further

          7. Later Medieval Europe, 1250-1520 - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001

            Book Further pp. 99-101

          8. Later Medieval Europe, 1250-1520 - Daniel Philip Waley, Peter Denley 2001 (electronic book)

            Book Further pp. 99-101

          9. The Black Death - Philip Ziegler 1969

            Book Further

        2. The Black Death in England 8 items
          1. 7. Agrarian Society - Gerald Harriss 2005

            Chapter Further pp. 214-242