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1085–1135

Peter Linehan.

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 21595 words.

Fifty years and a day separated the reconquest of Toledo from the imperial coronation of Alfonso VII, and between the two events — one perhaps a misnomer, the other certainly the cynosure...

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300–700

Ian Wood.

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 9208 words.

In 300 the Roman Empire was still flourishing. In 700 it had been replace in Western Europe by a number of kingdoms ruled by kings of supposedly Germanic origin. The chapter provides a...

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711

Peter Linehan.

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 23254 words.

In the years after the Fourth Council of Toledo the flaws in the contract were soon revealed and by January 681, and when the Twelfth Council assembled, quite gaping conceptual cracks were...

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843–888

Jean Dunbabin.

in France in the Making 843–1180

February 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 5616 words.

Nithard, Charlemagne's grandson, ended his description of the negotiations leading up to the Treaty of Verdun in 843, by which Charlemagne's empire was partitioned between his three...

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‘A Generall Reformation of Common Learning’ and its Reception in the English-Speaking World, 1560–1642

Howard Hotson.

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

December 2010; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 15864 words.

This chapter provides a synthesis of the ‘Reformation of Common Learning’, which progressively developed from Peter Ramus’s pedagogy in the mid-sixteenth century to the work of the Moravian...

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‘A King Without a Kingdom’

Matthew Strickland.

in Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 15209 words.

This chapter examines Henry the Young King's conflict with his father, Henry II, that planted the seeds of the rebellion of 1173–1174. It begins with a discussion of the proposed marriage...

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“A White Mantle of Churches”

John Howe.

in Before the Gregorian Reform

March 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 10646 words.

This chapter examines the church building and reconstruction boom in postmillennial Europe, and especially in France and Italy: what Rodulfus Glaber calls a “white mantle of churches.” The...

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‘A Widowed Land’

Alan Ryder.

in The Wreck of Catalonia

June 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 6569 words.

This chapter focuses on the growing resentment in Catalonia towards the ruling Trastámar dynasty. The tone of Alfonso's relations with the Catalans was set in his first encounter with their...

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Aachen

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 110 words.

(town, palace) West central German town, known for its hot springs. Aachen’s significance is linked to *Charlemagne, who created

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Aachen

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(town, palace) West central German town, known for its hot springs. Aachen’s significance is linked to Charlemagne, who created a Carolingian palace complex there, where he was buried....

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