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The Medieval World I: Kingdoms, Empires, and War


An award-winning, widely recognized expert on premodern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden launches the first of a two-part series on the medieval world. This all-encompassing investigation of a highly influential time period includes the major events of the era and informative discussion of empire, papacy, the Crusades, and the fall of Constantinople.
During the course of these lectures, Professor Madden also addresses the rise of Islam, reform movements, and schisms in the church. In so doing, Professor Madden underscores the significance and grand scale of an age that continues to hold an undeniable fascination for people today.

Course Syllabus
  • Lecture 1 The End of an Empire and the Beginning of the World
  • Lecture 2 The Empire Strikes Back: Justinian I and the Reconquest of the West
  • Lecture 3 Storm in the East: The Rise of Islam
  • Lecture 4 The New Masters of Rome: The Popes
  • Lecture 5 A New Empire: The Carolingians
  • Lecture 6 Devastation Again: The New Invasions of Europe
  • Lecture 7 To Reform and Rebuild: The Eleventh-Century Reform Movement
  • Lecture 8 The Clash of Church and State: The Investiture Controversy
  • Lecture 9 The Crusades
  • Lecture 10 Growing Kingdoms: England and France
  • Lecture 11 The Rise and Fall of the Papal Monarchy
  • Lecture 12 Europe Asunder: The Avignon Papacy and the Great Schism
  • Lecture 13 The Hundred Years War
  • Lecture 14 Europe Stands Alone: The Fall of Constantinople
  • 8 hours and 21 mins | ISBN: n/a | MP3 | 365 MB

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