The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World 500CE-1450CE

The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World 500CE-1450CE

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Featuring beautiful, hand-illustrated maps and packed with fascinating information to feed children's interest in the past, "The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World" is perfect for all children aged 8 and over. A short introductory section gives a simple overview of the medieval world, explaining that many of the world's countries and cities that we know today grew up during this period, and that trade and religion were major influences on how civilizations were shaped at this time. It looks at how we know about these people and places - from the rich variety of art and architecture that survives today as well as from chronicles and other written evidence. The main section of the book examines a selection of major civilizations in turn. Each main spread is dominated by an attractive, newly commissioned hand-illustrated map featuring pictorial icons which give a real flavour of the civilization it covers. Clear, simple text introduces the civilization and its history before going on to describe interesting details about that society's people and the objects, buildings, stories and ideas they have left behind. Full-colour photographs and artworks add to each spread's appeal. In addition to the main spreads, a small number of features throughout the book focus in more closely on a well-known civilization, allowing readers to build on their interest and find out more about ever-popular topics such as knights and castles and the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. This atlas is a great reference tool that children will find attractive and enjoyable to use at home and at school, where it will make an ideal accompaniment to other history books. They will love finding out about a wide variety of peoples and places, and discovering who inhabited the world and what life was like in medieval times.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 240 x 305mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • maps, full-colour artwork & photographs
  • 0753413183
  • 9780753413180

Table of contents

(DRAFT CONTENTS); 1 Title; 2-3 Imprint & contents; 4-5 Introduction (map): The medieval world; CE500-1450; 6-7 The medieval world (feature):; How we know about the past; 8-9 After the Roman empire 450-600; 10-11 The Byzantine empire 526-1453; 12-13 Medieval Europe (feature): Christianity; 14-15 Charlemagne's Europe 600-1000; 16-17 The spread of Islam 610-1258; 18-19 The Arab world (feature): Islamic culture; 20-21 Medieval India 600-1450; 22-23 China 589-1279; 24-25 Japan and Korea 600-1450; 26-27 Southeast Asia 600-1450; 28-29 The Pacific 600-1450; 30-31 The Vikings 793-1050; 32-33 Medieval Europe 1000-1450; 34-35 Medieval Europe (feature):; Castles and villages; 36-37 The Mongols 1204-1450; 38-39 African kingdoms 700-1450; 40-41 North and Central America 700-1450; 42-43 Central America (feature): The Aztecs; 44-45 The Chimu and Incas 1200-1450; 46-47 Index; 48 Acknowledgements.show more

About Simon Adams

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He then worked as an editor of children's reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer 15 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz. He is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles & Forts and Kingfisher Knowledge: Life in Ancient Rome.show more

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