In this artful look back at the fascinating facets of medieval society, the realms and reveries of the Middle Ages unfold in more than 750 black-and-white illustrations. Crisp depictions of battling warriors, everyday business and industry, architectural motifs, religious and secular celebrations, ca... read more
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In this artful look back at the fascinating facets of medieval society, the realms and reveries of the Middle Ages unfold in more than 750 black-and-white illustrations. Crisp depictions of battling warriors, everyday business and industry, architectural motifs, religious and secular celebrations, calligraphy, beasts of myth and legend, and other elements of daily medieval life and beliefs abound. Masterfully reproduced from rare sources, these genuine images were created by artists throughout medieval Europe. Ideal for use in a broad spectrum of graphic and craft projects, this treasury of illustrations will also delight students and enthusiasts of history.
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