The birth of Europe [by] Robert S. Lopez.


New York, M. Evans; distributed in association with Lippincott, Philadelphia [1967] .

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Standard Title Naissance de l'Europe. English
Subjects Civilization, Western.
Civilization.
Europe -- Civilization -- History.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Europe.
Middeleeuwen.
Description xxiii, 442 pages : illustrations (some color) maps (some color), plans ; 27 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Translation of Naissance de l'Europe.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-406).
Contents Book 1: From the collapse to the reincarnation of the empire -- Traces of the Roman experiment -- The Mediterranean community: its boundaries and its neighbours -- Forces of tradition -- Fresh tensions -- The empire with feet of clay -- Epilogue -- Plumbing the depths -- Crisis of a hemisphere -- The barbarian states in the west -- New shapes of Roman grandeur -- The appeal of the ecclesiastical life -- German Immaturity -- Roman senility -- The unknown masses -- The east withdraws from the west -- Imperator romanorum, vasilevs romaion -- The east's trump cards -- Byzantine civilization of the early middle ages -- Enter the Arabs -- The Arabs and Europe -- The Carolingian empire, a frail gaint -- The mayor of the palace to master of Europe -- From the administration of Rome to the tutelage of the west -- Prelude to Europe, or false start? -- Beginnings of feudalism, gleams of nationality -- The balance-sheet of Carolingian civilization -- Book 2: Rebuilding from the bottom -- The dawn of europe -- In the tenth century: 'darkness is lifting' -- Kingdoms and empires -- Turn of the demographic tide -- Growth of agriculture -- Beginning of the commercial revolution -- New techniques -- Private initiative and associations -- The tripartite society -- Hardening the social hierarchy -- Ubiquity of the church -- Problems of ecclesiastical order -- Feudalism, a system of government and a way of life -- The problems of the feudal order -- Liberty and liberties -- Problems of peasant society -- The soaring of thought -- Truth proved by reason -- The love of law -- The passion for building -- The pleasures of writing -- The tower of babel -- The transformations of kingdoms -- Splendour and inadequacy of the Germanic empire -- Strength and weakness of the Italian papacy -- Spontaneous regeneration of France.
England, oldest of the national monarchies -- The smaller powers -- The clash of west and east -- Book 3: Mediaeval Europe at its zenith -- Open horizons -- The reign of plenty -- The state as a business enterprise -- Freedom for the poor -- To the four corners of the world -- Inland trade -- The flesh and the spirit -- The adolescent nations -- Tour of Europe: kings, languages, nations -- The drama of the universal monarchies -- French primacy in Europe -- War and its costs -- The corporate kingdom and representative institutions -- Imponderable elements of nationalism and 'inert' layers of society -- The nonconformisits: heretics and Jews -- From Microcosm to Macrocosm -- A universal straining towards god -- Liberal and mechanical arts -- Physicians astrologers, miracle-men -- The exploration of the earth -- Another track for science -- Conclusion: Towards a new equilibrium -- Saturation, contraction, crisis -- Europe gets over the crisis.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Europe
Network Numbers (OCoLC)390138
(OCoLC)ocm00390138
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lopez, Robert S. 1910-1985.
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