The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

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Harvard University Press, 1957 - History - 437 pages
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The European Middle Ages form a complex and varied as well as a very considerable period of human history. Within their thousand years of time they include a large variety of peoples, institutions, and types of culture, illustrating many processes of historical development and containing the origins of many phases of modern civilization. - p. [3].
  

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Contents

THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
3
INTELLECTUAL CENTRES
32
BOOKS AND LIBRARIES
70
THE REVIVAL OF THE LATIN CLASSICS
93
THE LATIN LANGUAGE
127
LATIN POETRY
153
THE REVIVAL OF JURISPRUDENCE
193
HISTORICAL WRITING
224
THE TRANSLATORS FROM GREEK AND ARABIC
278
THE REVIVAL OF SCIENCE
303
THE REVIVAL OF PHILOSOPHY
341
THE BEGINNINGS OF UNIVERSITIES
368
INDEX
399
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About the author (1957)

Charles Homer Haskins was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1870. He received his doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University. He taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of Wisconsin, and from 1902 until his retirement in 1931, at Harvard University, where he also served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. At the end of the First World War, he served with distinction on the American Peace Delegation in Paris as chairman of the Division of Western Europe. His books include Norman Institutions (1918), The Rise of Universities (1923), Studies in the History of Science (1924), The Normans in European History (1925), The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century (1927), and Studies in Mediaeval Culture (1929). He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1937.

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