The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, Volumes 1-3

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, Volumes 1-3

Joyce Salisbury, Nancy Sullivan


The interval we all know because the heart a while, approximately the years 400-1400, observed the formation of principles and associations that mark smooth societies. advancements as disparate because the origin of Islam and the emergence of the center classification happened in this pivotal millennium. even supposing ancient learn of the center a while has ordinarily interested in Western Europe, sleek historians realize the advanced international nature of this period. For all significant international areas, this three-volume paintings deals in-depth essays on large issues, brief entries on particular themes, and thoroughly chosen basic records to aid readers extra totally comprehend this seriously vital period.

Edited by means of Joyce Salisbury, who's basic editor of the award-winning Greenwood Encyclopedia of day-by-day Life, and written by way of Professor Salisbury and a chain of favourite historians with neighborhood services, Greenwood Encyclopedia of world Medieval existence and Culture includes 3 volumes overlaying the subsequent components of the globe:

Volume 1:Europe and the Americas

Volume 2: Islam and Africa

Volume three: Asia and Oceania

Each local part contains seven in-depth essays overlaying the subsequent large themes and concluding with bibliographies of significant and present info assets: historic evaluation of the sector, faith, economic climate, the humanities, Society, technology and know-how, and worldwide Ties. the worldwide Ties essays hint the political, social, fiscal, spiritual, technological, or advertisement connections that existed among the area less than dialogue and the other international areas throughout the heart a while. every one neighborhood part additionally incorporates a sequence of short entries protecting humans, occasions, advancements, and ideas pointed out within the in-depth essays.

Examples of access subject matters contain the next: Berbers, Emperor Harsha, Ethiopian Christianity, Flowery battle, Footbinding, Hildegard of Bingen, Jainism, Jihad, Maya cave in, Neo-Confucianism, Romanesque, and Sharia.

A sequence of sidebars in every one part will offer lists, graphs, charts, and different worthwhile facts in relation to the zone. each one part may also be illustrated and should comprise a variety of attention-grabbing fundamental files that additional illustrate the most subject matters addressed within the in-depth essays. Cross-references in the sections and an in depth topic index also will support readers entry details within the essays and brief entries.

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