At 6.30pm on the 8th of November, join Prof. Chris Wickham at Heffers as he discusses his new book, Medieval Europe, with Prof. John Arnold. Chris's latest work is a spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages.
The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period-one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne's reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter.
Chris Wickham is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Souls College, Oxford. John Arnold is Professor of Medieval History at Cambridge University.
Medieval Europe will be on sale at the event at a discounted price (RRP £25) and there will be a book signing following the discussion.
Tickets for the event are priced at £4.50 in advance (inc VAT) and £6 on the door. They can be purchased through this page, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers. Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.
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