History and the Social Web
A Collection of Essays
In this volume of 12 essays a distinguished historian demonstrates that the roots and branches of history form a continuous social web, that the events and societies of pasts eras and modern times form a complex and interlocking pattern when seen as a whole, and that a knowledge of history has a profound application to the problems and pleasures of the present. The volume includes the well-known essay, “A City That Art Built,” which has long been out of print. The first group of essays is devoted to aspects of medieval and renaissance history, and those in the second section point up the continuity of the thread of world history. The essays on law, education, and medicine which form a part of the first section will be of particular interest to members of these professions.
Table of Contents
Part One THE LONG ROAD BACK
1 A Society without Education
2 The Return to Law: The International State of the Middle Ages
3 The Rebirth of the Medical Profession
4 Urban's Crusade: Success or Failure?
5 William of Tyre: The Aiaking of a Historian in the Middle Ages
6 The New Learning
7 A City That Art Built
8 Seeing the Renaissance Whole
Part Two THE SOCIAL WEB: WORLD-WIDE AND TIME-DEEP
9 The Social Web
10 What Is American History?
11 Monte Cassino, Metten, and Minnesota
12 History in an Age of Technology