Trade, Travel, and Exploration in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia

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Trade, Travel, and Exploration: An Encyclopedia is a reference book that covers the peoples, places, technologies, and intellectual concepts that contributed to trade, travel and exploration during the Middle Ages, from the years A.D. 525 to 1492.

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Overview

Trade, Travel, and Exploration: An Encyclopedia is a reference book that covers the peoples, places, technologies, and intellectual concepts that contributed to trade, travel and exploration during the Middle Ages, from the years A.D. 525 to 1492.

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Library Journal
This fascinating thematic encyclopedia offers a global view of the Middle Ages from roughly 524 to 1495 C.E. Taken as a whole, the 435 alphabetical entries refute the commonly held belief that medieval communities were insulated and stagnant. Each entry affirms the view that during the Middle Ages, long-distance trade, geographic mobility, and exploration led to reciprocal cultural influences that spread throughout the world. Editors Friedman (English, emeritus, Univ. of Illinois) and Figg (English, Kent State Univ., Salem) have done a commendable job of bringing together a very useful single-volume reference resource. A diverse group of 177 contributors cover people, places, economics, literature, technology, industry, agriculture, religion, and much more. Everything from the African gold trade to pilgrimages to the Holy Land are given concise explanations, which high school students and undergraduates will find comprehensible and useful. Graduate students will also find these entries and their respective bibliographies practical paths to further research. A comprehensive index offers multiple access points to the main entries. Strongly recommended for academic and public libraries.--Jim Doyle, Sara Hightower Regional Lib., Rome, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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A hefty reference to the peoples, places, technologies, and intellectual concepts that contributed to the long-distance movement of people, goods, and ideas and political power from 525 to 1492. The 435 articles range in length from about 100 words to over 5,000; they are signed by contributors said to be specialists in particular fields, though only their institutions are cited. Among the sections are architecture, diplomats and envoys, geographical works, historical events, marvels and wonders, Mongols, pilgrimage, rulers, ships, travel by category or nationality, travel writers and works, tribes and peoples, and women. Moderately illustrated in black-and-white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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John Block Friedman is professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and visiting professor of English at Kent State University-Salem. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is the co-editor, with Jessica Wegmann-Sanchez, of Garland's Medieval Iconography: A Research Guide(1998).

Kristen Mossler Figg is associate professor of English at Kent State University-Salem. She received her Ph.D. from Kent State University, where she did graduate studies in French and English.

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