By George Holmes

Overlaying 1000 years of background, this quantity tells the tale of the construction of Western civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean. Now to be had in a compact, easier structure, it deals an analogous textual content and lots of of the illustrations which first seemed within the commonly acclaimed Oxford Illustrated background of Medieval Europe. Written by way of specialist students and in accordance with the newest learn, the booklet explores a interval of profound variety and alter, targeting all points of medieval historical past from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne and the Byzantines to the recent international locations which fought the Hundred Years warfare. The Oxford historical past of the Medieval global additionally examines such exciting cultural topics because the chivalric code of knights, renowned gala's, and the proliferation of latest artwork kinds, and the catastrophic social impression of the Black demise. Authoritative and eminently readable, this booklet will entertain up to it is going to teach.

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The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

Overlaying one thousand years of heritage, this quantity tells the tale of the production of Western civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean. Now to be had in a compact, less complicated layout, it deals an identical textual content and lots of of the illustrations which first seemed within the largely acclaimed Oxford Illustrated historical past of Medieval Europe.

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