The Medieval World Complete


‘Covers the whole range of medieval life from cartography to castles, from the sacraments to sexuality … A revelation and a pleasure’ Scotsman


ISBN: 9780500283332 Category:


The Medieval World Complete re-creates one of the great ages of European civilization through a sequence of spectacular images accompanied by a lively, informed commentary.

Ingeniously organized by topic and thoroughly cross-referenced, this all embracing book enables the reader to explore and understand every facet of the Middle Ages, an era of breathtaking artistic achievement and religious faith in a world where life was often coarse and cruel, cut short by war, famine and disease.

Framed by chapters that outline the way the Middle Ages began and ended, the book covers religion and the Church, nations and laws, daily life, art and architecture, scholarship and philosophy, and the World beyond Christendom. The book is completed by biographies of key personalities, from Charlemagne to Wycliffe, and timelines, maps, glossary, gazetteer and bibliography.

Additional information

Weight 1514 g
Dimensions 22 x 27.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 24 May 2010
Number of pages 336
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Robert Bartlett
Dimensions 22 x 27.8 cm
Weight 1514 g


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Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Among his books is The Making of Europe, winner of the Wolfson Literary Award for History.