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All Things Medieval
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. By examining the hidden material culture and by presenting information about topics that few books cover—pottery, locks and keys, shoes, weaving looms, barrels, toys, pets, ink, kitchen utensils, and much more—readers get invaluable insights into the nature of life during that time period and area. The heartland European regions such as England, France, Italy, and Germany are covered extensively, and information regarding the objects of regions such as Byzantium, Muslim Spain, and Scandinavia are also included.
For each topic of material culture, the entry considers the full scope of the medieval period—roughly ——to give the reader a historical perspective of related traditions or inventions and describes the craftsmen and tools that produced it. Johnston is an independent scholar with a research specialty in medieval literature and languages.
All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A. Johnston
Her published works include Greenwood's A Companion to Beowulf. Too often, beginning researchers become bogged down in personalities related to a topic; this work steers users toward an overview before they delve into the complexities of the period's people. Because of its easy-to-read style, this set is highly recommended for junior high and high school libraries and public libraries. The author is clearly having immense fun wallowing in the era and at the same time understanding it.
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