Reference Studies in Medieval History

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
1. What Is Medieval History?xiii
2. Origin of the Term "Middle Ages"xiii
3. Essential Elements in Medieval Historyxiii
4. Educational Value of Medieval Historyxiv
5. Truth in Medieval Historyxiv
6. Point of Viewxv
7. Value and Content of Medieval Historyxv
8. Relation of Medieval History to Ancient and Modern Historyxvi
9. Termini and Subdivisionsxxvii
10. Suggestive Reading on the Nature and Value of Medieval Historyxxviii
METHODS OF HISTORICAL STUDY
1. Historical Imaginationxxviii
2. How to Readxxix
3. Note-Takingxxx
4. Preparation of Papersxxx
5. Technical Details to Be Observed in the Preparation of Papersxxxi
6. Map-Makingxxxii
HISTORICAL COMPENDIUMSxxxiii
HISTORICAL ATLASESxxxiii
THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE AS THE BASIS OF EUROPEAN HISTORYxxxiv
LITERATURE ON THE RELATION BETWEEN GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORYxxxv
I. THE ROMAN EMPIRE
1. The Age of the Antonines (A.D. 98-180 A.D.)1
2. A Comparison between Ancient and Modern Imperialism1
3. Corruption and Attempts at Reform in the Third Century1
4. The Reforms of Diocletian (284-305)2
5. Constantine (313-37) and the Founding of Constantinople (330)2
6. Taxation under the Later Roman Empire3
7. The Municipia3
8. Penetration and Spread of Oriental Influences in Roman Empire3
9. Social Conditions and Social Structure4
10. Roman Labor Gilds (Collegia)5
11. Agriculture5
12. Commerce and Trade--the Roman Orient6

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