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Readings in Medieval History

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The third edition includes an updated Preface, more extensive material from Gregory of Tours, and a new section, "The Iberian Peninsula," containing material that deals with Jews, Muslims and Heretics. The format of Readings in Medieval History has also been altered to make it more user-friendly.

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This is the third edition of Patrick J. Geary's highly acclaim
Paperback, 3rd ed., 849 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Utp Higher Education (first published January 1st 1989)
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Jan 22, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
Great collection of primary sources.

Yes it's true, this is a dry and dull book if you don't understand the context of the documents it contains, but if you do, then it's incredibly cool. Read this to understand medieval laws and oaths, among other important ideas which characterized the time.

I would advise against casual reading for those who dabble in history, but I would recommend this highly for any serious history student, one who is either enrolled in college or has access to someone that i
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Mar 14, 2009 Dave Clark rated it liked it
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This is a good collection of primary source readings. There is nothing ground breaking in the readings, but they are a good starting point for anybody who is trying to get a better understanding of this fascinating period of history.
Mark Heeyeaah
Jun 19, 2008 Mark Heeyeaah rated it liked it
Primary documents on Medieval History. Great reference, but dry reading (unless you're a historian).
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A fairly good beginning medieval history reader. Should be combined with Brian Tierney's work for best results.
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Patrick J. Geary is an American medieval historian and Professor of Western Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey
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