The Middle Ages in 50 Objects

by Elina Gertsman, Barbara H. Rosenwein

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  • 9781107150386
  • 9781108340816
  • 9781108340465
The extraordinary array of images included in this volume reveals the full and rich history of the Middle Ages. Exploring material objects from the European, Byzantine and Islamic worlds, the book casts a new light on the cultures that formed them, each culture illuminated by its treasures. The objects are divided among four topics: The Holy and the Faithful; The Sinful and the Spectral; Daily Life and Its Fictions, and Death and Its Aftermath. Each section is organized chronologically, and every object is accompanied by a penetrating essay that focuses on its visual and cultural significance within the wider context in which the object was made and used. Spot maps add yet another way to visualize and consider the significance of the objects and the history that they reveal. Lavishly illustrated, this is an appealing and original guide to the cultural history of the Middle Ages.

  • Cambridge University Press; May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781108340816
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  • Title: The Middle Ages in 50 Objects
  • Author: Elina Gertsman; Barbara H. Rosenwein
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107150386
  • 9781108340816
  • 9781108340465

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'A splendid visual feast, this compelling account of the Middle Ages will fascinate and engage students, specialists and general readers alike. This is Medieval History with a difference - of approach, scope, and content - that is as stimulating as it is enjoyable.' Julia M. H. Smith, University of Oxford

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107150386
  • 9781108340816
  • 9781108340465