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Category: History
Author: George Arthur Holmes
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Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars
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Original Format: Paperback, 416 pages
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Publisher: January 18th 2001 by OUP Oxford (first published 1988)
Language: English
ISBN: 0192854356
ISBN13: 9780192854353
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Original Title: The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe
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From the fall of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance, the 1000 years forming the medieval period were a time of tremendous change & turmoila millennium that witnessed the creation of Western civilization. This beautiful volumethe 4th in a superb series of Oxford Illustrated Historiesoffers a lively, authoritative account of life in medieval Europe & the Mediterranean. The great monasteries & cathedrals, the ambitions of the Crusades, chivalric knights & heroic romance, the realism of the new arts, economic & social growth, the catastrophe of plague, the growth of towns & cities, the development of commerce & bankingall of these form the substance of this history. The six chapters of the book are divided between the Mediterranean world & northern Europe, illustrating how the center of political & cultural life moved gradually northward as the centuries progressed. Written by a team of expert scholars & incorporating the findings of the latest research, the volume features more than 200 illustrations, 24 of them in color, all carefully chosen to amplify the text. Other features of the book include maps, genealogies, a chronology, reading list & a full index.

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