The Two Cities: A Chronicle of Universal History to the Year 1146 023112600X, 9780231126007

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The Two Cities: A Chronicle of Universal History to the Year 1146
 023112600X, 9780231126007

Table of contents :
Contents
Introduction to the 2002 Edition
Foreword
Introduction
Prologue
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Epilogue
Appendix
Selected Bibliography
Index

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Tim Reuter is on the faculty of the Department of History, University of Southampton, England.

also available in the records of western civilization series The Two Cities: A Chronicle of Universal History to the Year 1146 The twelfth-century bishop Otto of Freising was the outstanding historian of his century. The Two Cities was his masterwork, spanning the time from Adam and Eve to the coming of the last days—which he believed had actually begun. In form and philosophy, it stands as a landmark in medieval historiography. As a brother of the emperor, Otto had an insider’s view on the significant events of his day, including the Investiture Controversy and the Second Crusade. His book records how one man grasped for hope as he felt the world dissolving around him. Translated by Charles Mierow with a foreword by Karl F. Morrison (978-0-231-12600-7 cloth, 978-0-231-12601-4 paper)



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History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen

The late Francis J. Tschan was president of the American Catholic Historical Association.

Adam of Bremen

Adam of Bremen’s history of the see of Hamburg and of Christian missions in northern Europe from the late eighth to the late eleventh century is the primary source of our knowledge of the history, geography, and ethnography of the Scandinavian and Baltic regions and their peoples before the thirteenth century. Arriving in Bremen in 1066 and soon falling under the tutelage of Archbishop Adalbert, who figures prominently in the narrative, Adam recorded the centuries-long campaign by his church to convert Slavic and Scandinavian peoples. His History vividly reflects the firsthand accounts he received from travelers, traders, and missionaries on the peripheries of medieval Europe.

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History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen Adam of Bremen

Translated wtih an introduction & notes by Francis J. Tschan With a new introduction & selected bibliography by Timothy Reuter

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