Post-classical history

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

In this fascinating survey, F. Donald Logan introduces the reader to the Christian church, from the conversion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples to the discovery of the New World. He reveals how the church unified the people of Western Europe as they worshipped with the same ceremonies and used Latin as the language of civilized communication. From remote, rural parish to magnificent urban cathedral, A History of the Church in the Middle Ages explores the role of the church as a central element in determining a thousand years of history.

This new edition brings the book right up to date with recent scholarship, and includes an expanded introduction exploring the interaction of other faiths - particularly Judaism and Islam - with the Christian church.

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. THE PRE-MEDIEVAL CHURCH

Chapter 2. THE BEGINNING OF THE MIDDLE AGES

Chapter 3. JUSTINIAN AND MOHAMMED

Chapter 4. THE SCENE IS SET

Chapter 5. CHURCH, CAROLINGIANS AND VIKINGS

Chapter 6. THE CHURCH IN DISARRAY, c.850–c.1050

Chapter 7. REFORM, THE EAST, CRUSADE

Chapter 8. THE TWELFTH CENTURY

Chapter 9. THREE TWELFTH-CENTURY PROFILES

Chapter 10. THE AGE OF INNOCENT III

Chapter 11. THE EMERGENCE OF DISSENT AND THE RISE OF THE FRIARS

Chapter 12. TWO LEGACIES

Chapter 13. DEVELOPMENTS AND FULFILMENTS

Chapter 14. DEATH AND PURGATORY

Chapter 15. EXILE IN AVIGNON AND AFTERMATH

Chapter 16. THE GREAT SCHISM

Chapter 17. THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY

EPILOGUE: 1492: the anatomy of a year

LIST OF POPES, 500–1500