Introduction. Part I: The Politics of Western Europe in the Fourteenth Century:. 1. The Netherlands. 2. The Kingdom of France. 3. The Hundred Years War: The First Phase to 1385. 4. Germany and the Empire to 1378. 5. Iberia. Part II: Italy, the Papacy and Europe:. 6. Italian Commerce. 7. The City-State. 8. The Avignon Papacy. 9. Italian Papacy. 10. Italian Politics to 1378. Part III: Economic and Social Forces:. 11. Population. 12. Landlords. 13. The Industrial and Commercial World. 14. The Social Rebellions of the Fourteenth Century. Part IV: The Fourteenth-Century World of Ideas:. 15. Universities and Courts. 16. The Beginnings of Renaissance Ideas. 17. Religious Movements. Part V: The Crisis of the Papacy and the Church:. 18. The Great Schism. 19. The Age of the Councils. 20. The First Reformation: The Hussite Movement. Part VI: Europe and the World Beyond:. 21. Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. 22. The Beginnings of European Expansion. Part VII: The Fifteenth-Century Crises of the Monarchies:. 23. France: The End of the Hundred Years War. 24. Castile and Aragon. 25. Germany and the Empire. Part VIII: Princes and Towns in the Netherlands and Italy:. 26. Valois Burgundy. 27. Italian Politics. 28. The Ideas of the Italian Renaissance. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.
George Holmes is Emeritus Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Souls College, University of Oxford. His previous books include The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy (1997 ), The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe (1990), Renaissance (1998), The Florentine Enlightenment 1400-1450 (1992), and Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy (1995).