Medieval History For Dummies
Part I: Starting Up the Middle Ages (450–800).
Chapter 1: Journeying Back to the Middle Ages: When, Where, What, Who?
Chapter 2: Finishing Off the Roman Empire and Entering the (Not So) Dark Ages.
Chapter 3: Settling in England with the Anglo-Saxons.
Chapter 4: Organising Early France & Germany: The Merovingians and Carolingians .
Chapter 5: Becoming Great: Charlemagne and the New Roman Empire.
Part II: Forming the Basis of Europe (850–1100).
Chapter 6: Laying the Foundations of Europe.
Chapter 7: Linking East and West: Islam in Europe.
Chapter 8: Invading from the North: The Vikings.
Chapter 9: Splitting the Church: Schisms between East and West.
Chapter 10: Revving Up the ‘Real’ Middle Ages with the Normans.
Part III: Waging Holy War: Crusading at Home and Abroad (1050–1300).
Chapter 11: Uncovering the Origins of the Crusades.
Chapter 12: Waging the First Crusade: 1096–1099.
Chapter 13: Struggling for Power: Popes Versus Monarchs.
Chapter 14: Waging the Second Crusade and Crusading at Home.
Chapter 15: Pitting Richard I Against Saladin: The Third Crusade.
Chapter 16: Following the Fourth Crusade and Other Failures.
Part IV: Dealing with Domestic Dramas: Parliament, Priories and Plagues (1200–1300).
Chapter 17: Having Trouble in England: John, Henry III and Edward I.
Chapter 18: Meeting Medieval Monks and Merchants.
Chapter 19: Piling On the Popes: Avignon and the Antipopes.
Chapter 20: Facing God’s Judgement: Dealing with the Black Death.
Part V: Ending the Middle and Beginning the Age of Discovery (1300–1492).
Chapter 21: Beginning One Hundred Years of War.
Chapter 22: Pausing the War: Dealing with Unrest at Home.
Chapter 23: Turning the Tide of War (Twice!): Henry V and Joan of Arc.
Chapter 24: Moving On from the Medieval Era.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: Ten Rubbish Rulers.
Chapter 26: Ten Medieval Pastimes.
Chapter 27: Ten Great Castles.
Chapter 28: Ten Medieval People Who Changed the World.
Chapter 29: Ten Great Medieval Innovations.