The Times Medieval World

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9780007127108: The Times Medieval World

The Times Medieval World is a dramatically illustrated history of a thousand years of amazing diversity and development. With fascinating text and gorgeous images, this book is a treasure of insight into a rich period of human history.

From the Islamic expansion into the Middle East, North Africa and Europe to the European discovery of the Americas, The Times Medieval World covers a period of astonishing cultural vibrancy and political diversity. Far from being a homogeneous world of knights and castles, the Medieval World saw a multitude of contrasting, and often competing, cultures, many of which laid crucial foundation stones for the building of modern societies.

The book covers nearly a millennium of one of the most formative phases in history: its geographical scope is vast, treating all major cultures outside the Americas. The Arab invasions of Europe, the empire of Charlemagne, the African kingdoms of Songhay and Mali, the Crusades, the Viking and Mongol invasions, the Delhi sultanate and the T’ang and Ming empires are just a few of the subjects covered. Cultural and economic trends such as the spread of literacy and the growth of towns take their place alongside the formation of kingdoms and the march of armies to form a comprehensive history of the Middle Ages. Accompanied by stunning maps by the cartographic team from The Times History of the World, hundreds of exquisite pictures illustrating the medieval world and an authoritative yet accessible text, The Times Medieval World truly brings this extraordinary period to life.

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From the Islamic expansion into the Middle East, North Africa and Europe to the European discovery of the Americas, The Times Medieval World covers a period of astonishing cultural vibrancy and political diversity. Far from being a homogeneous world of knights and castles, the Medieval World saw a multitude of contrasting, and often competing, cultures, many of which laid crucial foundation stones for the building of modern societies.

The book covers nearly a millennium of one of the most formative phases in history: its geographical scope is vast, treating all major cultures outside the Americas. The Arab invasions of Europe, the empire of Charlemagne, the African kingdoms of Songhay and Mali, the Crusades, the Viking and Mongol invasions, the Delhi sultanate and the T’ang and Ming empires are just a few of the subjects covered. Cultural and economic trends such as the spread of literacy and the growth of towns take their place alongside the formation of kingdoms and the march of armies to form a comprehensive history of the Middle Ages. Accompanied by stunning maps by the cartographic team from The Times History of the World, hundreds of exquisite pictures illustrating the medieval world and an authoritative yet accessible text, The Times Medieval World truly brings this extraordinary period to life.

About the Author:

Rosamond McKitterick is Professor of Early Medieval History at Cambridge. She is a specialist in the Frankish kingdoms in the 8th and 9th centuries and has published numerous books, including The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians 751-987 and The Frankish Kings and culture in the early Middle Ages. She is editor of the New Cambridge Medieval History (vol II).

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