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Title:
The Middle Ages
Author:
McNeill, Sarah.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
46 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Describes various aspects of life in the Middle Ages, including religion and monastic life, feudalism, homes and families, education, trade, art and architecture, and more. Also presents captioned pictures of related artifacts.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195213942
Format :
Book

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The Middle Ages lasted for about 1,000 years, beginning when the last Roman emperor lost power around 476 AD, and ending sometime between 1400 and 1450 AD. All across Europe there are signs of the medieval past. Cathedrals tell us of the stunning artistic and engineering skills people had.Castles tell us about the power of the nobles. The landscape was shaped by peasants who cleared forests and brought new land into cultivation. Modern nations like France, England, and Scotland took shape during this time. In this volume of the Spotlights series, Sarah McNeill explores and explainsthe world of the Middle Ages. Each double-page spread examines a particular aspect of life in medieval times. With cutaway views of castles and monasteries, descriptions of battles and sieges, and a look at the typical country life of peasants, The Middle Ages provides a fascinating picture ofmedieval civilization.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. These two volumes in the Spotlights series present basic introductions to two major periods in world history. Each short book explores the origins of the era, cultural aspects and customs of the people, the historical significances of the period, and the causes of its passing. Each double-page spread highlights an important topic within the specific historical timeframe. Full-color illustrations of varying sizes are attractively scattered across the pages. Paragraph-length descriptions and accompanying illustrations of artifacts are placed at the bottom of each page. Although the information given is cursory, the eye-catching format, which is DK-like, though much smaller in size, will involve readers, who may move on to more in-depth books about each era. --April Judge


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These series entries make generous use of colorful, attractive illustrations and have succinctly written texts. The many drawings show artifacts, architecture, domestic scenes, and some simple maps. Grant introduces the community and home life of the Vikings, their customs and culture, trade, exploration and conquests, and arts and crafts. Hazel Mary Martell's Everyday Life in Viking Times (Watts, 1994) is similar in scope. McNeill includes topics such as social structure and education during the Middle Ages and describes castle, monastic, and country life. Andrew Langley's Medieval Life (Knopf, 1996) offers similar background material and includes many photographs of artifacts and costumes. Neither Grant nor McNeill provide enough information for reports, but the eye-appealing packages will be useful introductions.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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