The Central Period of the Middle Age 918-1273


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.6 stars; 19 reviews)

Beatrice Lees writes that the history of the period of the Middle Ages from 918 to 1273 is that of "a heroic period, the age of feudalism and monasticism, of chivalry and the Crusades." The era opened "with gloomy prospects for Western Christendom. On every side danger threatened" from the Vikings, the Saracens, and the Magyars. But better things lie in store in this little volume as the Capetian dynasty is founded in France, the Holy Roman Empire becomes the political center of Europe under Frederick Barbarossa, the Papacy attains its greatest influence under Innocent III, and Frederick II, called "stupor mundi," the wonder of the world, rules the cosmopolitan Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. - Summary by Pamela Nagami (8 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Introduction 5:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Saxon Emperors (918-1002), Pt. 1 19:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Saxon Emperors (918-1002), Pt. 2 19:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Transference of the Empire from the Saxons to the Salians (1002-1056… 16:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Transference of the Empire from the Saxons to the Salians (1002-1056… 18:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: France under the Carolingians and Capetians (918-1108), Pt. 1 11:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: France under the Carolingians and Capetians (918-1108), Pt. 2 12:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Cluny and Movements of Reform 14:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Eastern Empire and the Seljuk Turks (912-1081) 18:48 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The War of Investiture (1056-1125), Pt. 1 26:59 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The War of Investiture (1056-1125), Pt. 2 26:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: France under Louis VI. and Louis VII. (1108-1180) 28:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Twelfth-Century Renaissance 22:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Germany and Italy under Lothair II. and Conrad III. (1125-1152) 25:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Comneni and the First Two Crusades (1081-1192), Pt. 1 14:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Comneni and the First Two Crusades (1081-1192), Pt. 2 20:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Frederick Barbarossa and the Lombard Communes (1152-1190), Pt. 1 23:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Frederick Barbarossa and the Lombard Communes (1152-1190), Pt. 2 16:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Henry VI. and Innocent III. (1190-1216) 24:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: France under Philip Augustus, Louis VIII. and St. Louis (1180-1270), Pt… 15:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: France under Philip Augustus, Louis VIII. and St. Louis (1180-1270), Pt… 21:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Third and Fourth Crusades and the Latin Empire of the East (1149-12… 19:38 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: Frederick II. and the Strife with the Papacy (1216-1250) 29:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: The Coming of the Friars and the Mediaeval Universities, Pt. 1 14:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: The Coming of the Friars and the Mediaeval Universities, Pt. 2 8:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: Spain and Portugal (918-1273) 10:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: The Fall of the Hohenstaufen and the Great Interregnum (1250-1273) 8:58 Read by Pamela Nagami
Conclusion: Europe at the End of the Thirteenth Century 5:15 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

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(5 stars)

It is good to read someone who can assign some sense of order in this period of constant upheaval.