The Medieval World Complete
'The Medieval World Complete' re-creates one of the great ages of European civilization through a sequence of spectacular images accompanied by a lively, informed commentary. Ingeniously organized by topic and thoroughly cross-referenced, this all-embracing book enables the reader to explore and understand every facet of the Middle Ages, an era of breathtaking artistic achievement and of religious faith in a world where life was often coarse and cruel, cut short by war, famine and disease. Framed by chapters that outline the way the Middle Ages began and ended, the book consists of six sections encompassing religion and the Church, nations and law, daily life, art and architecture, scholarship and philosophy, and the world beyond Christendom. The book is completed by biographies of key personalities, from Charlemagne to Wycliffe, and timelines, maps, a glossary, gazetteer and bibliography.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 219 x 280 x 22.86mm | 1,510g
- 09 Dec 2014
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- With over 800 illustratins, 612 in colour
Table of contents
Perspectives on the Medieval World * 1. Prologue: What Made the Middle Ages? * 2. Salvations of the Soul * 3. Earthly Powers * 4. Medieval Art: The Present Legacy * 5. Everyday Life * 6. The Life of the Mind * 7. Christians and non-Christians * 8. Epilogue: The End of the Middle Ages
'A sumptuous book, full of detail and colour ... a real treat for anyone interested in the period' - Rachel Bellerby, suite101.com 'A masterpiece ... a tour de force' - Church Times 'A gloriously detailed and richly illustrated visual record of medieval society ' - BBC History
About Robert Bartlett
Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Among his books is The Making of Europe, winner of the Wolfson Literary Award for History.