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The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Peter Biller

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

By 1300, medieval men and women were beginning to measure multitude, counting, for example, numbers of boys and girls being baptized. Their mental capacity to grapple with population, to get its ... More


Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Michael Mitterauer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Why did capitalism and colonialism arise in Europe and not elsewhere? Why were parliamentarian and democratic forms of government founded there? What factors led to Europe's unique position in ... More


Preaching and Printing: Early Modes of Mass Communication

in Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses preaching and printing—two significant phenomena of mass communication involving orality and literacy. Medieval preaching tended toward mass communication wherever there were ... More


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