Thinking Medieval

An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages

  • Authors
  • Marcus Bull

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marcus Bull
    Pages 7-41
  3. Marcus Bull
    Pages 42-61
  4. Marcus Bull
    Pages 62-98
  5. Marcus Bull
    Pages 99-136
  6. Marcus Bull
    Pages 137-141
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 142-158

About this book


This book is aimed at students coming to the study of western European medieval history for the first time, and also graduate students on interdisciplinary medieval studies programmes. It examines the place of the Middle Ages in modern popular culture, exploring the roots of the stereotypes that appear in films, on television and in the press, and asking why they remain so persistent. The book also asks whether 'medieval' is indeed a useful category in terms of historical periodization. It investigates some of the particular challenges posed by medieval sources and the ways in which they have survived. And it concludes with an exploration of the relevance of medieval history in today's world.


Europe history medieval history

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-1295-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50157-7
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