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European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century

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The “long twelfth century”—1050 to 1215—embraces one of the transformative moments in European history: the point, for some, at which Europe first truly became “Europe.” Historians have used the terms “renaissance,” “reformation,” and “revolution” to account for the dynamism of intellectual, religious, and structural renewal manifest across schools, monasteries, courts, an ...more
Paperback, 520 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by University of Notre Dame Press
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Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: medieval, 12th-c
Back in 1927, Charles Homer Haskins published The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century. In the 1990s a colloquium presented articles updating Haskins' work. This, European Transformations is a series of papers prepared for a 2006 update.

What I like about the 12th century is that it was a time of great change just prior to the overwhelming church and early state controls of societies -- what are called the High Middle Ages. I much prefer the earlier era during which things were less settled and pe
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