Cambridge, England; (1995-2005): Cambridge University Press. Large Octavo. Item #028009
The worthy successor of the older edition of the Cambridge Medieval History that while dated is still useful. This new edition reflects a much broader view and corrects some of the flaws in the earlier work. The remarkable scholarship that took place shortly after World War II to the end of the century is reflected here. Besides the major themes, great attention is given to the ways in which Christian teaching was disseminated as well as the Carolingian monastic ideal. The work on both the Carolingian renaissance and the book production with the spread of the minuscule is covered in depth here. The previously neglected role of the Elbe Slavs and the western Slavonic state formation is carefully documented. The set is still in print in paperback though few are available in hardcover from the publisher. A very nice set with no previous owner's marks or notations and the original dust jackets are in near fine condition.