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Medieval People

Vivid Lives in a Distant Landscape from Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca

Michael Prestwich

Ranging from the 9th century to the 15th, this collection of short biographies introduces 70 notable men and women from Europe and the Middle East. Dispelling popular myths about the medieval world’s ‘backwardness’, the book highlights the achievements of familiar figures such as Joan of Arc, the Venetian traveller Marco Polo and Persian polymath Avicenna, as well as lesser-known individuals including the clockmaker and leper Richard of Wallingford. More than 170 colour illustrations complement the text.
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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 252x195mm
  • ISBN: 9780500252031
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.1kg
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