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Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 1: To 1750 (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Clifford R. Backman Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 1: To 1750 (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Clifford R. Backman
R1,556 Discovery Miles 15 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sources for Cultures of the West - Volume 1: To 1750 (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Clifford R. Backman Sources for Cultures of the West - Volume 1: To 1750 (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Clifford R. Backman
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Decline and Fall of Medieval Sicily - Politics, Religion, and Economy in the Reign of Frederick III, 1296-1337 (Paperback,... The Decline and Fall of Medieval Sicily - Politics, Religion, and Economy in the Reign of Frederick III, 1296-1337 (Paperback, Revised)
Clifford R. Backman
R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This 1995 book is a detailed study of Sicilian life in the reign of Frederick III (1296-1337), a period which saw Sicily reduced from a bustling and prosperous Mediterranean emporium to a poor backwater torn apart by violence. The relative economic and social backwardness of Sicily within modern Italy has attracted considerable scholarly attention. Attempts to explain its ingrained poverty and civil strife usually blame either the legacy of two thousand years of colonisation by rapacious foreigners or the inherent weaknesses in the island itself and its people. More recently a model of 'economic dualism' has pointed to basic structural flaws in the economic relations that were established between the island and its continental trading partners from the twelfth century onwards. This book, by focusing on Frederick III's crucial reign, argues that there were many more things 'wrong' with Sicilian life than just the shape of its overseas trade relations.

The Decline and Fall of Medieval Sicily - Politics, Religion, and Economy in the Reign of Frederick III, 1296-1337 (Hardcover):... The Decline and Fall of Medieval Sicily - Politics, Religion, and Economy in the Reign of Frederick III, 1296-1337 (Hardcover)
Clifford R. Backman
R2,074 Discovery Miles 20 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first detailed study of Sicilian life in the reign of Frederick III (1296-1337), a period that marked Sicily's transition from a bustling and prosperous Mediterranean emporium to a poor backwater torn apart by violence. This book, by focusing on Frederick III's crucial reign, argues that there were many more things "wrong" with Sicilian life than just the shape of its overseas trade relations. Placing itself between those who blame the foreigners and those who blame the Sicilians themselves, it shows that an entire nexus of factors and influences were at work in unravelling Sicilian life. It also demonstrates that these forces can be seen best in the forty years that followed Sicily's liberation from foreign control in the bloody war of the "Sicilian Vespers."

Now Playing B - A History (Paperback): Clifford R. Backman Now Playing B - A History (Paperback)
Clifford R. Backman
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Out of stock
Sources for Cultures of the West - Volume 2: Since 1350 (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Clifford R. Backman Sources for Cultures of the West - Volume 2: Since 1350 (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Clifford R. Backman
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Out of stock
Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 2: Since 1350 (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Clifford R. Backman Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 2: Since 1350 (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Clifford R. Backman
R1,584 Discovery Miles 15 840 Out of stock
Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 1: To 1750 (Loose-leaf, 3rd ed.): Clifford R. Backman Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 1: To 1750 (Loose-leaf, 3rd ed.)
Clifford R. Backman
R1,263 Discovery Miles 12 630 Out of stock
Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 2: Since 1350 (Loose-leaf, 3rd ed.): Clifford R. Backman Cultures of the West - A History, Volume 2: Since 1350 (Loose-leaf, 3rd ed.)
Clifford R. Backman
R1,175 Discovery Miles 11 750 Out of stock
Sources for the Cultures of the West, Volume Two - Since 1350 (Paperback): Clifford R. Backman Sources for the Cultures of the West, Volume Two - Since 1350 (Paperback)
Clifford R. Backman
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Out of stock

Designed to accompany The Cultures of the West by Clifford R. Backman (OUP, 2012), the two-volume Sources for The Cultures of the West features approximately six written sources per chapter that highlight key themes in the study of Western civilization. Each of the 130 sources is accompanied by a headnote. Each volume begins with a special unit, "How to Read a Primary Source," that provides students with important advice on how to work with textual documents in studying the past.
Features:
* Provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes
* Covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments
* Uses numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians
Sources for The Cultures of the West is FREE when bundled with The Cultures of the West. Please contact your OUP representative to request a package ISBN.

Mapping the Cultures of the West, Volume One (Paperback, New): Clifford R. Backman Mapping the Cultures of the West, Volume One (Paperback, New)
Clifford R. Backman
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Out of stock

Designed to accompany The Cultures of the West by Clifford R. Backman (OUP, 2012), Mapping The Cultures of the West takes advantage of the strengths of maps to reveal deep patterns in Western civilization.
Features:
* 89 maps
* Diverse set of maps examines both global and regional patterns of history
* Each map section is accompanied by a headnote that provides historical context
* Outline maps encourage students to see the connections between history and geography
Mapping The Cultures of the West is FREE when bundled with The Cultures of the West. To order The Cultures of the West, Volume One, with Mapping The Cultures of the West, Volume One, please contact your OUP representative.

Mapping the Cultures of the West, Volume 2 - Since 1350 (Paperback): Clifford R. Backman Mapping the Cultures of the West, Volume 2 - Since 1350 (Paperback)
Clifford R. Backman
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Out of stock

Designed to accompany The Cultures of the West by Clifford R. Backman (OUP, 2012), Mapping The Cultures of the West takes advantage of the strengths of maps to reveal deep patterns in Western civilization.
Features:
* 99 maps
* Diverse set of maps examines both global and regional patterns of history
* Each map section is accompanied by a headnote that provides historical context
* Outline maps encourage students to see the connections between history and geography
Mapping The Cultures of the West is FREE when bundled with The Cultures of the West. To order The Cultures of the West, Volume Two, with Mapping The Cultures of the West, Volume Two, please contact your OUP representative.

A Medieval Omnibus: Sources in Medieval European History (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Clifford R. Backman A Medieval Omnibus: Sources in Medieval European History (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Clifford R. Backman
R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Out of stock

Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Third Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, author Clifford R. Backman offers an insightful, detailed, and often witty look at the continuum of interaction-social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial-that existed among all three societies. This compelling volume surpasses traditional textbook representations of the Middle Ages by balancing the conventional focus on political affairs, especially those of northern Europe, with equally detailed attention to medieval society as it developed in the Mediterranean. In addition, Backman describes the ways in which the medieval Latin West attempted to understand the unified and rational structure of the human cosmos, which they believed existed beneath the observable diversity and disorder of the world. This effort to recreate a human ordering of "unity through diversity" provides an essential key to understanding medieval Europe and the ways in which it regarded and reacted to the worlds around it.

The Worlds of Medieval Europe (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Clifford R. Backman The Worlds of Medieval Europe (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Clifford R. Backman
R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Out of stock

Deftly written and beautifully illustrated, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Third Edition, presents a distinctive and nuanced portrayal of the Greater West during its medieval millennium. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, author Clifford R. Backman offers an insightful, detailed, and often witty look at the continuum of interaction--social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial--that existed among all three societies.
This compelling volume surpasses traditional textbook representations of the Middle Ages by balancing the conventional focus on political affairs, especially those of northern Europe, with equally detailed attention to medieval society as it developed in the Mediterranean. In addition, Backman describes the ways in which the medieval Latin West attempted to understand the unified and rational structure of the human cosmos, which they believed existed beneath the observable diversity and disorder of the world. This effort to recreate a human ordering of "unity through diversity" provides an essential key to understanding medieval Europe and the ways in which it regarded and reacted to the worlds around it.

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