The Medieval Natural World

The Medieval Natural World

3 (4 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

How did medieval people make sense of their surroundings, and how did this change over the years as understanding and knowledge expanded? This new Seminar Study is designed to familiarise students of medieval history with the ways in which medieval people interpreted the world around them - how they rationalised their observations, and why they developed the models for understanding that they did. Most importantly, it shows how ideas changed over the medieval period, and why. With extensive primary source material, this book builds up a picture using medieval encyclopedias, prose literature and poetry, records of estate management, agricultural treatises, scientific works, annals and chronicles, as well as the evidence from art, architecture, archaeology and the landscape itself. An excellent introduction for undergraduate students of Medieval history, or for anyone with an interest in the medieval natural world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 12.7mm | 521g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 113883520X
  • 9781138835207

Table of contents

Contents Abbreviations Chronology Who's Who PART 1: ANALYSIS 1. The Nature of Things 2. Universal Models 3. On the Heavens 4. Meteorology 5. Image of the World 6. Man and Nature 7. On Animals 8. On Plants 9. On Minerals 10. The Book of Nature PART 2: DOCUMENTS FURTHER READING REFERENCES INDEXshow more

Rating details

4 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 25% (1)
3 50% (2)
2 25% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X