"Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (500-1300)" by Florin Curta

Place Leiden-Boston,
Organizer Brill
More info https://brill.com/view/title/34623

Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (500-1300)(2 vols)


Brill's Companions to European History, Volume: 19

Author: Florin Curta

This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of scholarship on Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. The goal is to offer an overview of the current state of research and a basic route map for navigating an abundant historiography available in more than 10 different languages. The literature published in English on the medieval history of Eastern Europe—books, chapters, and articles—represents a little more than 11 percent of the historiography. The companion is therefore meant to provide an orientation into the existing literature that may not be available because of linguistic barriers and, in addition, an introductory bibliography in English.

Publication Date: 8 July 2019

ISBN: 978-90-04-39519-0
Table of contents:
List of Illustrations 

1 Concepts and Problems 

2 Written and Archaeological Sources 

3 The Last Century of Roman Power (ca. 500 to ca. 620) 

4 East European Dark Ages: Slavs and Avars (500–800) 

5 Migrations—Real and Imagined: Croats, Serbs, and Bulgars (600–800) 

6 Early Medieval Bulgaria (680–850) 

7 The West in the East (800–900) 

8 Great Moravia 

9 Steppe Empires? The Khazars and the Volga Bulgars 

10 Oghuz, Pechenegs, and Cumans: Nomads of Medieval Eastern Europe? 

11 Conversion to Christianity: Moravia and Bulgaria 

12 The Long 10th Century of Bulgaria 

13 New Migrations: Magyars and Vikings 

14 The Rise of Rus’ 

15 Byzantium in the Balkans (800–1100) 

16 The Western Balkans in the High Middle Ages (900–1200) 

17 New Powers (I): Piast Poland 

18 New Powers (II): Arpadian Hungary 

19 New Powers (III): Přemyslid Bohemia 

20 Population: Size, Health, Migration 

21 Rural and Urban Economy 

22 Social Organization 

23 The Construct of a Tyrant: Feudalism in Eastern Europe 

24 The Church: Ecclesiastical Organization and Monasticism 

25 The Faith: Religious Practices, Popular Religion, and Heresy 

26 The First Five Crusades and Eastern Europe 

27 Crusades in Eastern Europe 

28 Literacy and Literature 

29 Monumental Art 

30 The Rise of Serbia 

31 The Second Bulgarian Empire 

32 Catastrophe, Pax Mongolica, and Globalization