The Cambridge Medieval History is a series of books written by scholars from Cambridge University and published by Cambridge University Press between 1911 and 1936. It covers the history of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Near East from 500 to 1500 AD. The series was intended to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the period and was widely praised for its breadth and depth.
The series consists of eight volumes, each of which is divided into several chapters. Volume I covers the period from 500 to 1066, Volume II covers 1066 to 1307, Volume III covers 1307 to 1415, Volume IV covers 1415 to 1517, Volume V covers 1517 to 1648, Volume VI covers 1648 to 1789, Volume VII covers 1789 to 1914 and Volume VIII covers 1914 to the present. Each volume is divided into several chapters, with each chapter focusing on a particular topic or region.
The series was written by a team of scholars from Cambridge University, including Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman, Sir Paul Vinogradoff, Sir Harold Idris Bell, Sir Charles Harding Firth, Sir William Hunt, Sir Charles Harding Firth, Sir Charles Oman, Sir Sidney Lee, Sir William Stubbs, Sir Reginald Poole, Sir Charles Oman and Sir Charles Harding Firth.
The Cambridge Medieval History was widely praised for its comprehensive coverage of the period and its authoritative scholarship. The Times Literary Supplement wrote that it was “a work of admirable completeness, exactness and scholarship”, while the New York Times called it “one of the most important contributions to the study of medieval history ever made”.
The Cambridge Medieval History has been hugely influential in the field of medieval studies. It has been cited by scholars in numerous books and articles, and its ideas and conclusions have been used as the basis for many other works. It has also been used as a teaching resource in universities and schools around the world.
The Cambridge Medieval History is still highly regarded today and remains an important resource for scholars and students of medieval history. Its comprehensive coverage of the period and its authoritative scholarship have ensured that it remains an essential reference work for anyone interested in the history of the Middle Ages.