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The High Middle Ages, or High Medieval Period, was the period of European history that commenced around 1000 and lasted until around 1300

The High Middle Ages, or High Medieval Period, was the period of European history that commenced around 1000 and lasted until around 1300. The High Middle Ages were preceded by the Early Middle Ages and were followed by the Late Middle Ages, which ended around 1500 (by historiographical convention)

England in the High Middle Ages.

England in the High Middle Ages. England in the High Middle Ages includes the history of England between the Norman Conquest in 1066 and the death of King John, considered by some to be the last of the Angevin kings of England, in 1216. A disputed succession and victory at the Battle of Hastings led to the conquest of England by William of Normandy in 1066.

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The High Middle Ages is the name given to the period of medieval history from 1000 to 1350. William Chester Jordan brings this fascinating period of history to life in his book. During these years, European civilization reached heights not seen in the West since the fall of the Roman Empire. Like the other books in The Penguin History of Europe, The High Middle Ages focuses less on a detailed chronology of events and more on a general overview of cultural and historic developments, especially including the political development of the emerging nation states of Europe and their relationship with the Papacy.

Originally published in 1986, The High Middle Ages begins in the late twelfth century and ends, not with the arrival of the Tudor .

Originally published in 1986, The High Middle Ages begins in the late twelfth century and ends, not with the arrival of the Tudor monarchs in 1485, but with the destruction of the wealth and power of the Church in the 1530s. The book looks at how the passing of the monasteries marked the transition from an economic and social system based on a balance – however shifting and uneasy – between the church and state, to a supreme reign of the church.

The Early Middle Ages are also sometimes referred to as Late Antiquity

The Early Middle Ages are also sometimes referred to as Late Antiquity. This time period is usually viewed as beginning in the third century and stretching to the seventh century, and sometimes as late as the eighth. Some scholars see Late Antiquity as distinct and separate from both the Ancient world and the Medieval one; others see it as a bridge between the two where significant factors from both eras overlap. Even limiting it to a mere 300 years, the High Middle Ages saw such significant events as Norman conquests in Britain and Sicily, the earlier Crusades, the Investiture Controversy and the signing of the Magna Carta.

The High Middle Ages were a period of incredible technological innovation, architectural design, and artistic production. We all know what the High Middle Ages were like. They’ve learned it from the infallible authority known as High School Platitudes. First, the High Middle Ages were dark. People lived in squalor. Beset by terrible fears, they burned kindly old ladies peddling herbal remedies, calling them witches.

As Europe entered the period known as the High Middle Ages, the church became the universal and unifying institution. While some independence from feudal rule was gained by the rising towns (see commune, in medieval history), their system of guilds perpetuated the Christian and medieval spirit of economic life, which stressed the collective entity, disapproved of unregulated competition, and minimized the profit motive.


Haralem Haralem
I thought I knew quite a bit about the Middle Ages. I do, but I have learned even more from this excellent course. One picky criticism, please professor, it is NEVERTHELESS, not nonetheless. Aargh.
Marg Marg
Very good course..
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Great course delivered as expected
Kieel Kieel
A bit dry compared to other programs offered by the Great Courses
The notes that accompany the DVDs also do not follow the lectures as well
Yramede Yramede
Daileader's series on "The High Middle Ages," along with his previous set on "The Early Middle Ages" and now most recently with the 2007 release of "The Late Middle Ages," provide nothing less than a superb learning experience for anyone interested in the medieval European period. The series was created with The Teaching Company, an organization that specializes in recording the premier lecturers of the day on a wide variety of subject areas (history, art, philosophy, science, and so on). Daileader's style of delivery is always fascinating, his narrative discourse both knowledgeable and insightful, and his choice of topics an outstanding way to develop an understanding of the issues surrounding this important epoch. Now approaching some 75 individual lectures when the entire three-volume set is combined (late, middle, and high middle ages), the coverage provides us a panoramic view of most all the basic themes of medieval Europe.

Daileader's speaking is highly engaging, and he uses his oratorical skill to weave a rich tapestry of information into a fascinating, and often, humorous, series of lectures. Could learning from a lecture ever be fun? Daileader proves it can be so, to the point we often find ourselves wishing for more at the end of each lecture. It is rare to find someone so conversational in tone while delivering such voluminous amounts of content, but Daileader pulls it off, actually making it look easy, even nonchalant. By immersing yourself in these lectures, you can develop a good understanding of the topic, and also be prepared for subsequent studies of more specific medieval themes. Rip these recordings onto your MP3 player and use them during walks, when going to bed, or simply anytime you wish to learn. It's an "education in a box," and we glimpse what it is like to be in the best classrooms of the best universities every time we listen.

Although it's all good, some of my favorites in these lectures include the discussion of Charlemagne and his role in unifying large portions of Europe as early as 800AD, the rise of the University, Abelard's impact on the development of University of Paris, the Treaty of Verdun and how it presaged the modern borders of Europe, the life of famous monks and ascetics, and the discussion of scholasticism and its attempt to wrestle down the medieval problem of "universals."

Let me just say that this is one of the most delightful and informative lectures I've ever heard, and as a person who does a fair amount of lecturing myself, that's quite a compliment. Highly recommended.

Here are the topics for each of the three sets:

The Early Middle Ages:
Long Shadows and the Dark Ages; Diocletian and the Crises of the Third Century; Constantine the Great-Christian Emperor; Pagans and Christians in the Fourth Century; Athletes of God; Augustine, Part One; Augustine, Part Two; Barbarians at the Gate; Franks and Goths; Arthur's England; Justinian and the Byzantine Empire; The House of Islam; Rise of the Carolingians; Charlemagne; Carolingian Christianity; The Carolingian Renaissance; Fury of the Northmen; Collapse of the Carolingian Empire; The Birth of France and Germany; England in the Age of Alfred; Al-Andalus-Islamic Spain; Carolingian Europe-Gateway to the Middle Ages; Family Life--How Then Became Now; and Long Shadows and the Dark Ages Revisited.

The High Middle Ages:
Why the Middle Ages?; Demography and the Commercial Revolution; Those Who Fought--The Nobles; The Chivalric Code; Feudalism; Those Who Worked--The Peasants; Those Who Worked--The Townspeople; Women in Medieval Society; Those Who Prayed--The Monks; Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan Movement; Heretics and Heresy; The Medieval Inquisitions; Jews and Christians; The Origins of Scholasticism; Aquinas and the Problem of Aristotle; The First Universities; The People's Crusade; The Conquest of Jerusalem; The Norman Conquest; Philip II of France; Magna Carta; Empire versus Papacy; Emperor Frederick II; and Looking Back, Looking Forward.

The Late Middle Ages:
Late Middle Ages--Rebirth, Waning, Calamity?; Philip the Fair versus Boniface VIII; Fall of the Templars and the Avignon Papacy; The Great Papal Schism; The Hundred Years War, Part 1; The Hundred Years War, Part 2; The Black Death, Part 1; The Black Death, Part 2; Revolt in Town and Country; William Ockham; John Wycliffe and the Lollards; Jan Hus and the Hussite Rebellion; Witchcraft; Christine de Pizan and Catherine of Siena; Gunpowder; The Printing Press; Renaissance Humanism, Part 1; Renaissance Humanism, Part 2; The Fall of the Byzantine Empire; Ferdinand and Isabella; The Spanish Inquisition; The Age of Exploration; Columbus and the Columbian Exchange; and When Did the Middle Ages End?