Author : Lister M. Matheson
: Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints
Format : PDF
Size : 4,4 MB
Language : English
Drawing on the latest research, Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and SaintS examines the lives of some of the most remarkable personalities of the Medieval Era—powerful, ruthless, compassionate, brilliant people who remain widely influential today.
Each portrait in this extraordinary gallery sets its subject in the context of their world, revealing what we really know about their lives, their iconic status in their own times, and their lasting legacies in our time. Readers will encounter fascinating individuals devoted to the pursuit of power (Richard III), to freedom (Robert the Bruce), to philosophy and religion (Maimonides Thomas More), and to the arts (Dante Hildegard of Bingen). Additional chapters explore life in the medieval castle and the advent of siege warfare—two defining developments in the Middle Ages.