The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages: Volume III, 1250-1520

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 4, 1986 - History - 554 pages
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This volume forms the third part of one of the finest general introductions to the medieval world of prevailing times. Lavishly illustrated, with numerous accompanying maps and charts, each of the three volumes presents a synthesis of scholarly research and interpretation, translated from the original French and revised thoroughly for an English speaking readership. Volume III covers the close of the Middle Ages, an era of crisis, plague, famine and civil strife, and yet also - towards its end - of vigorous economic and colonial expansion, intellectual renewal and religious reformation. Full coverage is given not only to Western Europe, but also to the Byzantine and Islamic worlds, whose artistic heritage is displayed in several of the colour plates. A bibliography is appended as an aid to further study, whether by the general reader or by teachers and students of the period. The two further volumes, on 350-950 and on 950-1250, are also available. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages is also sold as a three-volume boxed set.

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This well-illustrated companion to The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History III, 1250-1520 (LJ 9/1/86) should appeal to the sophisticated reader with a strong background in early medieval history. The ... Read full review

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The sophisticated reader with a strong background in late medieval European history will enjoy this knowledgeable, cleverly written, and lavishly illustrated survey. The several authors skillfully ... Read full review

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