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Germany in the High Middle Ages: c.1050-1200 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) Paperback – October 31, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0521319805 ISBN-10: 0521319803

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 31, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521319803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521319805
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #558,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Horst Fuhrmann gives us 150 stormy years in 180 pages. his narrative is economical and lucid, though he opens with a relatively leisurely chapter on space, time and man in the Middle Ages. This masterly survey of 'medical anthropology', with its evocation of the harsh environment and alien thought-world of the period, is followed by a deft sketch of the transformation of Western Europe into something recognizably 'modern' by the year 1200.' The Times Literary Supplement

'This concise, vigorous, well-translated delineation of a short span, only a century and a half, of germany's medieval experience has the great merit of setting the events within the European context. The author succeeds in showing that Germany was not behind hand in the economic, cultural and religious advances usually attributed to french and italian society as pioneers in that age ... The book is published in hardcover and paperback, and will establish itself, by its great verve and readability, as the standard short sccount in English for some years.' History

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian B Schellenberg on September 20, 2010
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This book is interesting, but it just skims through the time period giving basic story lines throughout. Events simply happen without any build-up, though the consequences are generally explored in-depth.
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