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Christian Europe—Reading Assignments by Era

    Frankish Empire     Normans and Crusaders     Medieval France     Early Modern France     Holy Roman Empire     German Reformation     Medieval Church     Arts and Culture



Frankish Empire—500 to 845

Baptism of Clovis to Treaty of Verdun


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Guerber - The Story of Old France   France Long Ago to Troublesome Sons (23)
Finnemore - France: Peeps at History   Gauls and the Franks to Merovings and Carlovings (2)

Supplemental Recommendations

Harding - The Story of the Middle Ages   The Ancient Germans to Descendants of Charlemagne (12)
Macgregor - The Story of France   The First King of France to Louis the Good-Natured (6)
Lansing - Barbarian and Noble   Clovis, King of the Franks to The School of the Palace (4)
Marshall - The History of Germany   Charlemagne to Conrad I (9)
Marshall - The Story of Europe   Barbarians Invade the Empire to Treaty of Verdun (4)
Morris - Historical Tales: French   The Huns at Orleans to The Crowning of Charlemagne (6)

Easy Reading Selections

Dalkeith - Stories from French History   Queen Clothilde and King Clovis to Charlemagne (2)
Haaren - Famous Men of the Middle Ages   Clovis to Charlemagne (3)
Evans - Old Time Tales   Clovis Becomes a Christian to The Death of Roland (9)



Normans and Crusaders—845 to 1100

Siege of Paris to First Crusade


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Guerber - The Story of Old France   Strassburg Oath to More Crusades (10)
Marshall - The Story of Europe   Coming of the Northmen to Norman Kingdom of Sicily (4)
Marshall - The Story of Europe   Beginning of the Crusades to The Fall of Constantinople (4)

Supplemental Recommendations

Macgregor - The Story of France   The Vikings to Peter the Hermit (6)
Harding - The Story of the Middle Ages   The Deeds of the Northmen to Later Crusades (4)
Lansing - Barbarian and Noble   Vikings from the North to Rollo the Viking (3)
Yonge - The Little Duke    entire book
Wilmot-Buxton - The Story of the Crusades    entire book
Tappan - In the Days of William the Conqueror    entire book

Easy Reading Selections

Macgregor - Stories of the Vikings    entire book
Hall - Viking Tales    entire book
Johnson - Our Little Viking Cousin of Long Ago    entire book
Stein - Our Little Norman Cousin of Long Ago    entire book
Kelman - Stories from the Crusades    entire book
Stein - Our Little Crusader Cousin of Long Ago    entire book



Medieval France—1100 to 1485

University of Paris to Louis XI-Spider King


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Guerber - The Story of Old France   Battle of Bouvines to Achievements of Louis XI (23)
Finnemore - France: Peeps at History   House of Capet to House of Valois (cont.) (4)

Supplemental Recommendations

Harding - The Story of the Middle Ages   Life of the Castle to Close of the War (9)
Macgregor - The Story of France   The Oriflamme to Death of Charles the Bold (28)
Marshall - The Story of Europe   Captivity of the Popes to Reign of Louis XI (4)
Morris - Historical Tales: French   Bertrand du Guesclin to Charles the Bold and the Swiss (5)

Easy Reading Selections

Dalkeith - Stories from French History   St. Louis the Ninth, King of France to Jeanne D'Arc, the Maid of Orleans (2)
Haaren - Famous Men of the Middle Ages   Louis the Ninth to Joan of Arc (2)
Evans - Old Time Tales   Legend of the Strassburg Clock to Man with the Iron Mask (8)



Early Modern France—1485 to 1715

Italian Wars to Louis XIV-Sun King


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Guerber - The Story of Old France   Charles VIII. to Age of Louis XIV (34)
Finnemore - France: Peeps at History   House of Valois (cont.) to House of Bourbon (cont.) (4)

Supplemental Recommendations

Macgregor - The Story of France   Madame la Grande to Louis XIV and the Huguenots (22)
Morris - Historical Tales: French   Bayard, the Good Knight to The Man with the Iron Mask (9)
Abbott - Henry IV of France    entire book
Abbott - Louis XIV    entire book
Forbes - Life of St. Vincent de Paul    entire book

Easy Reading Selections

Dalkeith - Stories from French History   The Huguenots (1)
Haaren - Famous Men of Modern Times   Chevalier Bayard to Henry of Navarre (2)
Haaren - Famous Men of Modern Times   Cardinal Richelieu to Louis XIV (2)



Holy Roman Empire—912 to 1500

Henry the Fowler to Maximilian I


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Marshall - The History of Germany   Henry the Fowler to Maximilian I (32)

Supplemental Recommendations

Aston - Stories from German History   Rise of Three Kingdoms to The Aftermath (4)
Lansing - Patriots and Tyrants   Henry the Fowler to The Men of the Forest Cantons (4)
Marshall - The Story of Europe   The Feudal System to Pope versus Emperor (4)
Morris - Historical Tales: German   The Misfortunes of Duke Ernst to The Siege of Belgrade (15)
Upton - The Swiss Heroes    entire book
Upton - Barbarossa    entire book
Pyle - Otto of the Silver Hand    entire book

Easy Reading Selections

Finnemore - Germany: Peeps at History   The German Tribes to The Seven Electors (6)
Haaren - Famous Men of the Middle Ages   Henry the Fowler to Frederick Barbarossa (2)
Marshall - Stories of William Tell Told to the Children    entire book



German Reformation—1500 to 1740

Martin Luther to Last Hapsburg Emperor


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Marshall - The History of Germany   Charles V to Joseph I and Charles VI (12)
Finnemore - Germany: Peeps at History   The Reformation to The Thirty Year's War (2)

Supplemental Recommendations

Aston - Stories from German History   Dawn of the Reformation to The Aftermath (4)
Marshall - The Story of Europe   Beginning of the Reformation to Spain and Netherlands (5)
Morris - Historical Tales: German   Ziska, the Blind Warrior to The Siege of Vienna (8)
Singmaster - Martin Luther    entire book
Upton - Youth of the Great Elector    entire book
Upton - Prince Eugene, the Noble Knight    entire book
Upton - William of Orange    entire book
Macgregor - The Netherlands    entire book

Easy Reading Selections

Haaren - Famous Men of Modern Times   Wallenstein to Gustavus Adolphus (2)



Medieval Church—600 to 1600

Gregory the Great to Council of Trent


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Notre Dame - History of the Church: Early Middle Ages   Babarians and Monasticism to Papacy and Empire (4)
Notre Dame - Church History: The Later Middle Ages   Struggle for Independence to The Western Schism (5)

Supplemental Recommendations

Hodges - Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages   Benedict, 480-543 to Savonarola, 1452-1498 (14)
Hall - Stories of the Saints    entire book
Forbes - Life of St. Benedict    entire book
Notre Dame - Life of St. Gregory the Great    entire book

Easy Reading Selections

Jewett - God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assi    (entire book)  
Steedman - Legends and Stories of Italy    (entire book)  



Arts and Culture—800 to 1600

Song of Roland to Machelangelo


Book Title
Selected Chapters (# chapters)

Core Reading Assignments

Tappan - When Knights Were Bold    (entire book)  
Macgregor - Stories from Dante    (entire book)  

Supplemental Recommendations

Steedman - Knights of Art    entire book
Baldwin - The Story of Roland    entire book
Baldwin - The Story of Siegfried    entire book
Upton - The Nibelungs    entire book
Church - Stories of Charlemagne    entire book

Easy Reading Selections

Evans - Old Time Tales    (entire book)  
Marshall - Stories of Roland    (entire book)  
Macgregor - Stories of Siegfried    (entire book)