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9780824044442

Medieval France : An Encyclopedia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780824044442

  • ISBN10:

    0824044444

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-03-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France, this information-filledEncyclopediaof over 2,400 entries covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of the country from the early fifth century to the late 15th. The shorter entries offer succinct summaries of the lives of individuals, events, works, cities, monuments, and other important subjects, followed by essential bibliographies. Longer essay-length articles provide interpretive comments about significant institutions and important periods or events. TheEncyclopediais thoroughly cross-referenced and includes a generous selection of illustrations, maps, charts, and genealogies Major Features:Over 2,400 entries on musical, intellectual, literary, and political history; Coverage from the first through 15th centuries; Concise entries on people, events, works, sites, and monuments; Longer essays on important institutions, themes, and events; Over 200 photographs and 45drawings illustrate the information presented; Some 14 charts and 16 detailed maps add depth to the coverage; Extensive coverage of music-some 75,000 words The Encyclopedia is especially strong in its coverage of: Economic Issues: taxation, agriculture, women in trade, banking and money lending, merchants;Women: Marie de France, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Jeanne d'Arc, Christine de Pizan, Heloise;Art:Gothic art and architecture, ivories, Romanesque art, stained glass, tapestry;Music:Isorhythmic motet, musical instruments, cyclic mass, vidas and razos, refrain, Latin and vernacular hymns;Religion:Benedictine Order, eucharistic veneration and vessels, heresy, monasticism;Literature:brief pieces on lesser-known works and long essays on genres like fabliau, chanson de geste, romance, drama;History:political figures, military leaders, daily life-food, health care, crime and punishment, families.

Table of Contents

A Sampling of the Coverage: Agincourt
Aquitaine
Averroes (Ibn Rusd)
Black Death
Cathars
Catherine of France
Charles II the Bald
Chivalry
Crusades
Dauphin
Droit du seigneur
Fairs and Markets
Hospitals
Inquisition
Latin Love Poetry
Leprosy
Magic
Miracle Plays
Necromancy
Passion Plays
Pepin
Processions
Richard I the Lionhearted
Tristan Romances
Vikings
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