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The Resource At the dawn of modernity : biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000, David Levine

At the dawn of modernity : biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000, David Levine

Label
At the dawn of modernity : biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000
Title
At the dawn of modernity
Title remainder
biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000
Statement of responsibility
David Levine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the Dawn of Modernity highlights both top-down and bottom-up changes that characterized the social experience of early modernization. In the former category, the Gregorian Reformation took Christianity out of the cloister and into the public sphere, affecting both personal comportment and other crucial aspects of everyday life. Similarly, the imposition of feudalism and the development of centralizing state formations were key components of a growing northwestern European political and cultural system, which came to rival the ancient Mediterranean core. Of equal importance to Levine's portrait of the emerging social order are the bottom-up demographic relations that structured everyday life. The making of the modern world, in his view, began as much in the decisions made by countless men and women regarding their families and circumstances as it did in the conscious policies of state formation and the unintended consequences of changes in social formations. At the Dawn of Modernity tracks the reproduction of families, as well as the transformation of social relationships, through a dozen generations in this wide-ranging, informed synthesis of modern historical scholarship. Levine ends this story of early modernization with the cataclysm unleashed by the Black Death in 1348, which brought three centuries of growth to a grim end. The recovery that got underway a hundred years later and changed the direction of world history by propelling Europe toward global hegemony had its complex and intertwined roots in the social experience of those who lived and died in the three centuries following the year 1000."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, David
Dewey number
940.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
CB351
LC item number
.L44 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Social history
  • Human body
  • Europe
Label
At the dawn of modernity : biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000, David Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Living in the Material World
  • The Seigneurial Mesh
  • Degrees of Unfreedom
  • Reproducing Feudalism
  • Thinking with Demography
  • Strong Stems/Weak Branches
  • The Limits of Patriarchy
  • Negative Feedbacks
  • The Bacteriological Holocaust
  • Luxuriant Despair
  • Considering the Subject
  • The Social Earthquake
  • Recombinant Mutations
  • Lineages of Early Modernization
  • The Feudal Revolution
  • Re-forming Christendom
  • Shards of Modernity
  • Technologies of Power
  • Sailing on the Tide of History
  • Positive Feedbacks
Control code
44084100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 431 pages
Isbn
9780520220584
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00034384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
Label
At the dawn of modernity : biology, culture, and material life in Europe after the year 1000, David Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Living in the Material World
  • The Seigneurial Mesh
  • Degrees of Unfreedom
  • Reproducing Feudalism
  • Thinking with Demography
  • Strong Stems/Weak Branches
  • The Limits of Patriarchy
  • Negative Feedbacks
  • The Bacteriological Holocaust
  • Luxuriant Despair
  • Considering the Subject
  • The Social Earthquake
  • Recombinant Mutations
  • Lineages of Early Modernization
  • The Feudal Revolution
  • Re-forming Christendom
  • Shards of Modernity
  • Technologies of Power
  • Sailing on the Tide of History
  • Positive Feedbacks
Control code
44084100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 431 pages
Isbn
9780520220584
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00034384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.

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