"The High Middle Ages" covers a period of recovery between two of the darkest periods in European history. Farming innovations, the growth of monarchical rule, the dramatic rebirth of towns and cities, and the formation of the world's first universities are among the topics vividly documented in this richly illustrated text. You will also find informational texts about the Crusades. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are included.