PART I - THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY: EXPANSION AND HEGEMONY 1. Government inthe Later Thirteenth Century 2. Italy and the Mediterranean in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century 3. The Triumph of the French Monarchy PART II - THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY: CRISES AND RESTRUCTURING 4. Fragmentation in Germany. 5. Economic Setbacks and Developments in the Later Middle Ages 6. The Troubles of the Roman Church 7. French Defeats and Chivalrous Ideals: The Hundred Years War PART III - THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY: NEW DYNAMICS 8. The Early Renaissance 9. Burgundy, the Great Duchy of the West 10. The Territorial Lordships of Italy 11. The French Recovery 12. The Unification of Spain 13. German Disunity and the Origins of the Reformation PART IV - WESTERN EUROPE'S PERIPHERIES 14. The Turkish Conquest of South-Eastern Europe 15. East Central Europe 16. The Atlantic: from Exploration to Hegemony PART V - NEW PERSPECTIVES 17. Population and the Family 18. Political Writers and the Stronger State Index
Daniel Waley was formerly Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum Peter Denley teaches history at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London
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