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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A seminal book from 1927 that cogently argues that the 'real' Renaissance happened earlier, and the one we know of is simply the next step. Haskins was the scholar who coined the term 'Twelfth Century ... Read full review

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Very dry and scholarly. Didn't finish. Read full review

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 (1870-1937) spent most of his academic career at Harvard University, first as the Gurney Professor of History and Political Science and then as the Henry Charles Lea Professor of Mediaeval History and Classics. Among hi many books are Norman Institutions, Studies in the History of Mediaeval Science, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century, and Studies in Mediaeval Culture.

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