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At the Dawn of Modernity – Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000 - California Scholarship Online
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At the Dawn of Modernity: Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000

David Levine


Looking at a neglected period in the social history of modernization, this book investigates the centuries that followed the year 1000, when a new kind of society emerged in Europe. New commercial routines, new forms of agriculture, new methods of information technology, and increased population densities all played a role in the prolonged transition away from antiquity and toward modernity. The book highlights both “top-down” and “bottom-up” changes that characterized the social experience of early modernization. In the former category are the Gregorian Reformation, the imposition of feudalis ... More

Keywords: social history, modernization, Europe, information technology, population densities, social experience, Gregorian Reformation, feudalism, state formations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520220584
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520220584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Levine, author

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