It'S A Feudal, Feudal World: A Different Medieval History
Publish Date: 2013-09-01
Author: Simon Shapiro
Enter a medieval world unlike any youve seen before. Welcome to an innovative and reader-friendly approach to medieval history, one that combines visually appealing infographics, whimsical cartoons and lively, informative text. Each spread offers a snapshot that highlights an aspect of the diversity and intercultural dynamics of the medieval world, from Europe to the Byzantine, Ottoman and Islamic empires. Readers get the inside scoop on crusaders and caliphs, Mongols and midwives, as they read about expanding trade routes, power shifts, conquests, adventure, and persecutions. From the daily life of the medieval child to Rabban bar Saumas extraordinary pilgrimage, the result is a colorful and varied picture of what life was like a thousand years ago. For example, did you know: 5% of babies in English peasants homes died from pig bites? what medieval workers did for a living? you could buy a Turkish horse for 455 cartloads of dung? the best way to stop the unstoppable knight? Shapiros meticulous research is brought to life by Ross Kinnairds historically based, humorous, illustrations. Who would imagine medieval history could be this much fun!