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Who's Who in the Middle Ages

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From Abelard to Zubaydah, here is a biographical dictionary of notable men and women of the Middle Ages. Hundreds of entries span the fifth to the fifteenth centuries, covering a broad range of creative, vigorous, and influential people from Europe and the Middle East. Each entry includes both personal and historical details, alternate name spellings, and references for further reading. A rich selection of appendices includes a chronology of events; a chronology of popes, emperors and monarchs; a list of colleges...

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Overview

From Abelard to Zubaydah, here is a biographical dictionary of notable men and women of the Middle Ages. Hundreds of entries span the fifth to the fifteenth centuries, covering a broad range of creative, vigorous, and influential people from Europe and the Middle East. Each entry includes both personal and historical details, alternate name spellings, and references for further reading. A rich selection of appendices includes a chronology of events; a chronology of popes, emperors and monarchs; a list of colleges and universities of the Middle Ages; a list of major monasteries, abbeys, and convents and an alphabetical list of individuals by occupation.

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Midwest Book Review
A superbly researched and presented biographical dictionary...outstanding...an indispensable, core reference...invaluable.
Booknews
This slim volume will appeal mainly to popular readers with its non-technical, personal approach to a wide selection of people from the Middle Ages. Snodgrass, who relied heavily on popular internet sources for her information, includes a short list of bibliography after each entry. The text concludes with a short chronology; a list of major monasteries and universities, their founders and dates; and a list of medieval occupations, with the names of individuals who practiced them. The illustrations are mainly post- medieval reproductions, such as engravings, all in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
In Who's Who In The Middle Ages, Mary Ellen Snodgrass provides the student and non-specialist general reader with a superbly researched and presented biographical dictionary of the men and women who distinguished the European Middle Ages as a bridge between the classical world and the Renaissance. This was an era of both beauty and barbarism, of advances and dead-ends. The entries are alphabetical and the historical range is from the fifth century to the fifteenth. Each entry provides the names (and alternate names) for the person, as well as personal and historical details. References are included with each entry, and a detailed bibliography is provided. Who's Who In The Middle Ages is enhanced as an outstanding academic and community library reference with appendices covering the colleges and universities that educated many of these people; the period's noteworth events; major manasteries, abbeys and convents (including their founders and dates); invidiuals listed by occupation or contribution; as well as popes, emperors, and monarachs. Fully indexed, Who's Who In The Middle Ages is an indispensable, core reference title and an invaluable contribution to Mediveal Studies supplement reading lists and reference resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786475308
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/30/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of textbooks and reference works, including a number of volumes in the McFarland Literary Companions series. In addition to teaching at Lenoir Rhyne University, she serves as a traveling lecturer for the North Carolina Humanities Commission and a board member of the state library commission. She lives in Hickory, North Carolina.

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