Middle Ages: An Illustrated History

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A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic women, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and tender romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History mixes a spirited and entertaining writing style with exquisite, thorough scholarship. Barbara A. Hanawalt, a renowned medievalist, launches her story with the often violent amalgamation of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures following the destruction and pillaging of the crown jewel of the Roman Empire: the great city of Rome. The story moves on to the redrawn map of Europe, in which power players like Byzantium and the newly-established Frankish kingdom begin a precarious existence in a “sea of tribes” (in the words of a contemporary).

Pages: 160

Pages: 160

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Capturing the major historical and political events in great depth and clarity, this book doesn’t lose sight of the plain and often overlooked facts of life as lived by peasants and townsfolk, kings and monks, and men and women. Discover interesting tidbits on diverse facets of medieval society and build a comprehensive portrait of various aspects of life in the Middle Ages. Illustrated with artwork, photographs, documents, artifacts, and maps.

  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 10 weeks in Year 2 Rhetoric History and 10 weeks in Year 2 Rhetoric Honors History.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: Rhetoric students will use this spine text throughout Unit 1.
  • Weaver Curriculum families: Use this as an option when high school students are studying the Middle Ages.
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