By Ruth A. Johnston
All issues Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World covers the widest definition of "medieval Europe" attainable, now not via masking background within the conventional, textbook demeanour of directory wars, leaders, and critical ancient occasions, yet by means of offering distinct alphabetical entries that describe the artifacts of medieval Europe. via analyzing the hidden fabric tradition and by means of providing information regarding issues that few books cover—pottery, locks and keys, sneakers, weaving looms, barrels, toys, pets, ink, kitchen utensils, and lots more and plenty more—readers get helpful insights into the character of existence in the course of that point interval and area.
The heartland ecu areas reminiscent of England, France, Italy, and Germany are coated greatly, and knowledge in regards to the items of areas similar to Byzantium, Muslim Spain, and Scandinavia also are incorporated. for every subject of fabric tradition, the access considers the entire scope of the medieval period—roughly 500–1450—to supply the reader a old viewpoint of similar traditions or innovations and describes the craftsmen and instruments that produced it.
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All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World (2 Volume Set) by Ruth A. Johnston