Europe in the High Middle Ages

Europe in the High Middle Ages

The Penguin History of Europe


'The most accessible, up-to-date introduction to its subject ... does full justice to the multifarious forces at work in high gothic Europe' Daily Telegraph

The years from AD 1000 to the beginning of the fourteenth century were the most formative period in European history: a time of intense social, political, cultural and religious change. In this definitive work one of the world's leading medievalists explores a confident, dynamic age, far removed from our own.

'Jordan writes elegantly and ironically, giving the reader a broad but not dumbed-down view of medieval society and its complexities. A splendid start to Penguin's History of Europe series and a first-rate work in its own right' Kirkus Reviews

'The Penguin History of Europe series is one of contemporary publishing's great projects' New Statesman

About the author

William Chester Jordan

William Chester Jordan is Professor of History at Princeton University and the author of several books, including Women and Credit in Pre-Industrial and Developing Societies, (1993) The Great Famine (1996) and From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages (2015).
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