All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World (2 Volume Set)

All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World (2 Volume Set)

Ruth A Johnston


All issues Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World covers the widest definition of "medieval Europe" attainable, now not by way of protecting heritage within the conventional, textbook demeanour of directory wars, leaders, and demanding ancient occasions, yet by way of offering particular alphabetical entries that describe the artifacts of medieval Europe. by way of analyzing the hidden fabric tradition and via offering 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 lifestyles in the course of that point interval and area.

The heartland eu areas resembling England, France, Italy, and Germany are coated broadly, and data 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 whole scope of the medieval period—roughly 500-1450—to provide the reader a ancient standpoint of similar traditions or innovations and describes the craftsmen and instruments that produced it.

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