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 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 covers religion and the Church, nations and laws, 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, glossary, gazetteer and bibliography.
'A gloriously detailed and richly illustrated visual record of medieval society '
'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'