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Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages; 2 volume set.


Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages; 2 volume set

Edited by Gert Melville and Martial Staub. Translated by Michael Chase, David Green, Monika Hirschbichler, Tina Jerke, Robert Meyer, David Orton, and David Richardson



1332 pages




Covering numerous countries and languages of the period, this two-volume set is intended for international audiences of medievalists, historians, scholars, and advanced students. Entries are organized thematically, with cross-references in most entries. Volume 1 begins with a section on society, covering topics such as forms of organization, social formations and family, ceremonies, love and friendships, war and peace, games and entertainment, values and vices, and languages and literacy. The section on faith and knowledge looks at Christianity and Judaism, mysticism, sacraments, and religious views of the world, as well as educational institutions and forms of knowledge dissemination. Volume 2 contains sections on literature in Latin and eight other languages, along with sections on fine arts and music, economy, technology, living conditions, and historical events and regions. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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