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Medieval People: From Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca


Medieval People: From Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca

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SKU: 9780500293850 Category: Product ID: 162544


Title: Medieval People: From Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca
Publication date: 27/05/2021
Price: $22.00
Publishing status: Active

This engrossing and often witty account tells the life stories of nearly 70 individuals who made the Middle Ages. There are kings and queens, popes and politicians, soldiers and merchants, scholars, authors and visionaries. They range from the important, such as El Cid or Frederick Barbarossa, to the little known, such as the dissolute Venetian nun Clara Sanuto. Some were astonishingly successful: the empire created by Chinggis Khan was one of the most extensive ever seen. Some, such as Charles the Bold, the over-ambitious 15th-century duke of Burgundy, were failures.

Contrary to modern myth, medieval people did not believe the earth was flat; torture was far less common than in later centuries; and technological advances included guns, printing, blast furnaces, spectacles, stirrups and the compass. Full of insights such as these, this book shows how medieval people lived in an era that was more one of invention and innovation than of superstition and backwardness. It will appeal to all those who want a truer picture of a world often erroneously portrayed by bestselling novelists of today.

ISBN: 9780500293850
Weight: 260g
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Pages: 272

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Weight 260 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 mm