The sixth edition of this best-selling medieval history textbook offers a gorgeously illustrated guide to more than one thousand years of history.
In this newest edition of A Short History of the Middle Ages, Barbara H. Rosenwein offers a panoramic view of the medieval world from Iceland to China and from Sweden to West Africa. Yet the book never loses sight of the main contours of the period (c.300 to c.1500) or of the fate of the heirs of the Roman Empire. Its lively and informative narrative covers the major events, political and religious movements, people, saints and sinners, economic and cultural changes, ideals, fears, and fantasies of the period in Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world.
A comprehensive new map program, updated for the global approach of this edition, offers a way to visualize the era’s enormous political, economic, and religious changes. Line drawings make clear archaeological finds and architectural structures. Key questions about the text, plates, maps, and other features (with possible answers), as well as important technical terms and definitions, are available online for students to review and study and for teachers to use, modify, and supplement.