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The Later Middle Ages

Isabella Lazzarini


Of all the sub-periods in which European medieval history has been divided over time, the later middle ages is possibly the one on which the burden of past and current grand narratives weighs the most. Its chronological and geopolitical boundaries are in fact shaped by a heavy narrative of decline or transition, and consequently this period is often interpreted through the lenses of previous or following developments, becoming in turn the tail-end of the ‘feudal’, ‘communal’, ‘imperial versus papal’ era or the announcement of modernity. There is therefore an urgent need to revise and rewrite t ... More

Keywords: Europe, later Middle Ages, medieval history, early modern history, politics, culture, economy, the church, gender studies, social history, global Middle Ages

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198731641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198731641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabella Lazzarini, editor
Professor of Medieval History, University of Molise

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