This collection of documents in medieval history is designed to accompany the recently revised "Medieval Europe: A Short History" by C. Warren Hollister and Judith Bennett. However the diverse selection of sources also makes it a useful supplement for courses in Western Civilization. As in previous editions, this reader continues to provide a lucid and approachable introduction to each of the documents and a special chapter devoted to visual sources in medieval history. In addition to these hallmark features, the fourth edition includes new Internet resources, thought questions at both the reading and chapter level, and a more geographically diverse range of readings.
(* indicates new to this edition) Part I The Early Middle Ages Chapter 1 The Transformation of the Roman World Chapter 2 The Heirs of Classical Civilization Chapter 3 Carolingian Europe Chapter 4 Ordeal and Survival Part II Chapter 5 New Frontiers: Cities and Crusades Chapter 6 A Visual Portfolio Chapter 7 New Paths to God: Monks and Philosophers Chapter 8 Worlds in Collision: Papacy and Empire Chapter 9 New States: England and France Chapter 10 Constitutional Europe Chapter 11 An Age of Contradictions