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Handbook to life in the medieval world

Author: Madeleine Pelner Cosman; Linda Gale Jones
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2008.
Series: Facts on File library of world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Handbook to Life in the Medieval World looks at the medieval period from the perspective of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the classical Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles through continental Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East to Asia Minor and beyond.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cosman, Madeleine Pelner.
Handbook to life in the medieval world.
New York : Facts On File, ©2008
(OCoLC)664773318
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Pelner Cosman; Linda Gale Jones
ISBN: 9780816048878 0816048878
OCLC Number: 77830539
Notes: "Handbook to Life in the Medieval World, looks at the medieval period from the perspective of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the Classical Roman Empire ..."--Introduction.
Description: 3 volumes (xii, 974 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. History. Western Europe ; Byzantine Empire ; Islamic Empire ; Jews in the medieval world ; Chronology ; Reading --
Society. Christian society ; Muslim society ; Jewish society ; Reading --
Economy and trade. Economy and trade in Christian Europe ; Economy and trade in the Islamic Empire ; Jewish economy and trade ; Reading --
Warfare and weapons. Christian warfare and weapons ; Islmaic Jihad, warfare, and weapons ; Jewish military matters ; Reading --
Volume 2. Philosophy and religion. Christian theology and philosophy ; Jewish philosophy and theology ; Islamic philosophy and theology ; Reading --
Mysticism and magic. Christian mysticism and magic ; Jewish mysticism and magic ; Islamic mysticism and magic ; Reading --
Medicine, science and technology. Medicine in Europe ; Science and technology in Europe ; Jewish contributions to medicine and science ; Medicine, science, and technology in the Islamic world ; Reading --
Art and architecture. The patronage of the arts ; Christian art and architecture ; Jewish art and architecture ; Islamic art and architecture ; Reading --
Volume 3. LIterature. Christian literature ; Jewish literature ; Islamic literature ; Reading --
Music and dance. Christian music and dance ; Jewish music and dance ; Islamic music and dance ; Reading --
Holidays and festivals. Christian holidays and festivals ; Jewish weddings, sabbaths, and holidays ; Islamic holidays and festivals ; Reading --
Clothing, costume, and textiles. Christian clothing ; Jewish costumes and clothing ; Muslim clothing and textiles ; A glossary of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim hat styles and clothing ; Reading.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world history.
Responsibility: Madeleine Pelner Cosman and Linda Gale Jones.
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Handbook to Life in the Medieval World looks at the medieval period from the perspective of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who inherited and inhabited the classical Roman Empire, which stretched from the British Isles through continental Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East to Asia Minor and beyond.

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