PUTNAM'S DARK AND MIDDLE AGES READER by Harry E.-Ed. Wedeck

PUTNAM'S DARK AND MIDDLE AGES READER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This ""panoramic conspectus"" for the student, or the interested reader, covers greater ground than its extant competition, the Viking Portable Medieval Reader, and deliberately uses shorter selections of the more than 100 writers included here. This thousand year span was a time of tremendous inquiry and experimentation in all areas and the ""representative"" readings radiate to include alchemy and astrology, science and technology, history, geography and brief biographical profiles, political theory and education, travel and trade, the cultural life and letters, legend and folklore. An essential background book, and the appendix offers an index defining some of the contributors and sources.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1964
Publisher: Putnam