Medieval France : An Encyclopedia

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The first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France, this information-filled Encyclopedia of over 2,400 entries covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of the country from the early fifth century to the late 15th. The shorter entries offer succinct summaries of the lives of individuals, events, works, cities, monuments, and other important subjects, followed by essential bibliographies. Longer essay-length articles provide interpretive comments about ...

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The first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France, this information-filled Encyclopedia of over 2,400 entries covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of the country from the early fifth century to the late 15th. The shorter entries offer succinct summaries of the lives of individuals, events, works, cities, monuments, and other important subjects, followed by essential bibliographies. Longer essay-length articles provide interpretive comments about significant institutions and important periods or events. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced and includes a generous selection of illustrations, maps, charts, and genealogies

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A veritable tome, with over 2,400 entries on the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of France from the fifth to the 15th century. Shorter entries provide succinct information on individuals, events, works, cities, monuments, and other specific topics. Essay-length articles interpret significant institutions, periods, and events. Each is attributed and referenced. The work is particularly strong in economics, women, religion, art and music, and literature. Well cross-referenced and indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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A Sampling of the Coverage: Agincourt * Aquitaine * Averroes (Ibn Rusd) * Black Death * Cathars * Catherine of France * Charles II the Bald * Chivalry * Crusades * Dauphin * Droit du seigneur * Fairs and Markets * Hospitals * Inquisition * Latin Love Poetry * Leprosy * Magic * Miracle Plays * Necromancy * Passion Plays * Pepin * Processions * Richard I the Lionhearted * Tristan Romances * Vikings
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