Author: Heer, Friedrich
Publisher: Phoenix House
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 365 pages. In 1100 Europe was open in boundaries, faith and outlook. By the middle of the fourteenth century it was closed - by Mongol and Turkish invasions, by the rift with Byzantium, and by the intolerant dogmatism of the Chruch. This tour de force of scholarship and originality recreates that world: the daily life of aristocrats and peasants, town-dwellers and countryfolk; the growth of serfdom and the flowering of chivalry; the roles of cleric and courtier, painter and poet, king and philosopher. In it we can see our own world in embryo. This is not a narrative but a survey of the main elements of the life and culture of the Middle Ages, it describes its varied scene with a richness no narrative could attain.