books by David Herlihy

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The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
David Herlihy, Samuel K. Cohn Jr.

Harvard University Press, 1997

In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism. This book, which displays a ...


Medieval Households (Studies in Cultural History)
David Herlihy

Harvard University Press, 1985

Traces the history of family life during the Middle Ages and examines medieval marriages, childhood, motherhood, and fatherhood.


Western Experience
Mortimer Chambers, Raymond Grew, ...

Mcgraw-Hill College, 1995

The Western Experience offers a thorough, analytical overview of Western civilization, giving students an introduction to the major achievements in Western thought, art, and science as well as the social, political, and economic context for understanding those developments. To demonstrate the connected nature of all histories, these various aspects of history are examined in an integrated way. To help readers develop their reasoning and writing ...


Bicycle: The History
David V. Herlihy

Yale University Press, 2006

During the nineteenth century, the bicycle evoked an exciting new world in which even a poor person could travel afar and at will. But was the “mechanical horse” truly destined to usher in a new era of road travel or would it remain merely a plaything for dandies and schoolboys? In Bicycle: The History (named by Outside magazine as the #1 book on bicycles), David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions ...


The Tour Is Won on the Alpe: Alpe d'Huez and the Classic Battles of the Tour de France
Jean-Paul Vespini

Velo Press, 2008

If there is one mountain climb that embodies the spirit and magic of the Tour de France, it is the Alpe d'Huez. Its twenty-one hairpin turns and average gradient of 8.1 percent over 13.1 kilometers have become legendary, changing the careers of Americans Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong, and nearly destroying Jan Ullrich and Marco Pantani. Here at last is the definitive history and unforgettable story of cycling's greatest challenge. In ...


Tuscans and Their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427
Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, David Herlihy

ACLS Humanities E-Book, 2008

Book by Klapisch-Zuber, Christiane, Herlihy, David


Medieval and Renaissance Pistoia: The Social History of an Italian Town, 1200-1430
David Herlihy

ACLS Humanities E-Book, 2008


The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
David Herlihy

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized “safety-bicycle” with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over ...


The Western Experience
Mortimer Chambers, Raymond Grew, ...

Mcgraw-Hill College, 1990

This book integrates social, economic, cultural and political elements of Western civilization. Each chapter is written as a complete unit - exploring historical themes, causes and processes, rather than simply stating names, dates and events. Volume I covers Western civilization to 1715 (chapters 1-17) and volume II covers Western civilization from 1600 (chapters 15-30). The book is available both as a two-volume set and as a three volume-set. ...


Medieval Culture and Society

Waveland Press, 1993

This anthology of judiciously selected sources concerned with medieval society and culture presents an intriguing view of Western society from its emergence as a distinctively "European" culture in the early Middle Ages (ca. 500-1000), to the burgeoning scholarship and literary and artistic expression of the central Middle Ages (ca. 1000-1350), and the dislocations and disasters of the closing Middle Ages (ca. 1350-1500). The documents presented ...


The Western Experience
Mortimer Chambers, Raymond Grew, ...

Mcgraw-Hill College, 1994

This text deals with the story of Western civilization. It covers social history, women's history and the interaction of the West with the other regions of the world. The text is available in a combined edition, a two-volume edition, a three-volume edition, and a Renaissance edition.


The History of Feudalism
David Herlihy

Humanity Books, 1998

"I have concentrated upon that period which most historians consider to be the classic age of Western feudalism. This is the early and central Middle Ages, to about 1300, and especially the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In Section I, the documents chosen are meant to illustrate the social and intellectual milieu of the feudal age or ages. Section II provides illustrations of the basic institutions of feudalism - vassalage, the fief, and what ...


Economy, Society, and Government in Medieval Italy; Essays in Memory of Robert L. Reynolds,
Editor David Herlihy

Kent State University Press, 1969



Women, Family and Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991 (Hermeneutics; 10)
David V. Herlihy

Berghahn Books, 1999

"... qualities of careful scholarship , lucidity, and vision make this collection eminently accessible to the intelligent general reader and an extremely useful teaching text." · The Historian "The essays collected in this volume ... have been lovingly compiled by Herlihy's colleague ... Molho, whose introduction links the adventurous curiosity of the historian to the generosity of the man ... pleasant as well as instructive ... Students in ...


Western Experience (Western Experience Vol. 2)
Raymond Grew, David Herlihy, Theodore K. Rabb, Isser Woloch Mortimer Chambers

McGraw-Hill Education, 1994

Book by Mortimer Chambers, Raymond Grew, David Herlihy, Theodore K. Rabb, Isser Woloch


The Western Experience, Vol. B: The Early Modern Era
Mortimer Chambers, Raymond Grew, ...

Mcgraw-Hill College, 1994

This text deals with the story of Western civilization. It covers social history, women's history and the interaction of the West with the other regions of the world. The text is available in a combined edition, a two-volume edition, a three-volume edition, and a Renaissance edition.


Opera Muliebria: Women and Work in Medieval Europe (Heritage Series in Philosophy)
David V. Herlihy

McGraw-Hill Companies, 1989

Opera Muliebria (medieval Latin term for "women's labours") deals with courses on women's history, Western civilization, European economic history and medieval history. It is a survey of women's participation in economic activities from ancient times to the late Middle Ages.


The Lost Cyclist: The Untold Story of Frank Lenz's Ill-Fated Around-the-World Journey
David V. Herlihy

Mainstream, 2010

In the spring of 1892, Frank G. Lenz, a gallant young accountant from a modest German American family, set forth from his unhappy home in Pittsburgh to circle the globe atop a new 'safety' bicycle with inflatable tyres (the forerunner of today's road bike). He brought along a large wooden camera and arranged to send regular reports to his sponsor, Outing magazine, effectively making him a harbinger of the great bicycle boom that was about to ...


The Western Experience to 1715
Mortimer Chambers, Raymons Crew, ...

Alfred A Knopf, Inc., 1979



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