Revelations: The Medieval World

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Revelations: The Medieval World brings to life the Middle Ages as no book before. It is organized in five main chapters, each focusing on a key component of medieval society: castles, knights, and lords; town and country; houses of God; monks and monasteries; and warfare. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, presenting the history in authoritative yet lively and entertaining text with beautiful full-color artwork and photography. Each chapter is enhanced by a stunning six-page gatefold that reveals a...
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Overview

Revelations: The Medieval World brings to life the Middle Ages as no book before. It is organized in five main chapters, each focusing on a key component of medieval society: castles, knights, and lords; town and country; houses of God; monks and monasteries; and warfare. The approach is at once classic and contemporary, presenting the history in authoritative yet lively and entertaining text with beautiful full-color artwork and photography. Each chapter is enhanced by a stunning six-page gatefold that reveals a reconstruction of a historical place or event in all its medieval splendor. With an introductory chapter that provides an overview of the Middle Ages, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginnings of European exploration of the New World, Revelation: The Medieval World is an absorbing journey back in time, providing an eyewitness perspective to this fascinating period in history.

With its overview of the Middle Ages that spans the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginnings of European exploration in the New World, Revelations offers a vivid, imaginative, and original insight into this fascinating era. Color throughout, including five 6-page gatefolds.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-This survey of the years from the fall of Rome to the beginning of the Age of Exploration in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy is not only highly readable, but is also a work of art. From the lucid description of the history of these mysterious years through the coverage of specific aspects of medieval life, the book provides thoroughly enchanting material on almost every page. Four major sections cover castles, nobles, and knights; urban decline and the prosperity that resulted from increased commerce in the 11th century; the 80 cathedrals and 500 churches built between 1050-1400; and endemic warfare. Gatefolds show structures or towns in the present day (e.g., Dover Castle, Cologne Cathedral, Florence, Constantinople) as well as detailed drawings of their medieval counterparts. Sidebars, extensive captions, and useful maps appear throughout. Pleasing borders and icons offer information on such topics as craft guilds, courtly love, El Cid, and St. Francis of Assisi. A useful volume for answering students' never-ending questions on the middle ages, as well as one that will encourage browsing and might even inspire further study.-Susan H. Woodcock, King's Park Library, Burke, VA
Booknews
Stupendous color illustrations anchor text suitable for lay readers on medieval society, castles, cathedrals, towns, monasteries, and battlefields from the end of the Roman Empire to the exploration of the New World. Double-page photographs of modern scenes fold out to reveal artists' conceptions of the scene during the Middle Ages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Knights in armor, the Crusades, castles with towering pinnacles--these romanticized and often misrepresented images evoke the Middle Ages, one of the most richly textured periods in human history. Centering on a particular facet of medieval society, the chapters in this magnificently illustrated volume cover the castle, the cathedral, the town, the monastery, and the battlefield. Five stunning color gatefolds reveal a place or event in gloriously detailed splendor, from the Abbey of Cluny to the Fall of Constantinople. A vivid, imaginative, and original panorama with full-color photos & illustrations. 9" x 11 1/2".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765446725
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Pages: 117

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