• David Herlihy
Part of the Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)


From about the year 1000, profound changes become evident on virtually all levels of medieval social and cultural life. These changes make of the central Middle Ages (ca. 1000–1350) certainly the most vigorous, and probably also the most creative period of medieval history.


Thirteenth Century Twelfth Century Eleventh Century Intellectual Interest Feudal Society 
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