Swordsmen, Saints, and Scholars Great Men and Women of the Middle Ages

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  • Copyright: 2019-09-03
  • Publisher: The Well-Trained Mind Press
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Attila the Hun makes an empire shake with fear. Sir William Marshall outfights every opponent–yet shows mercy even to his enemies. Hildegard of Bingen writes beautiful music–and writes advice letters to kings and queens! Muhammad changes the map of the world, and inspires a faith that guides millions of people. Eleanor of Aquitaine fights for power in a world ruled by men. Moses Maimonides heals illnesses of the body and the spirit. The scholars of Baghdad create an enormous library filled with the world’s books, while the cathedral-builders of Chartres shape stone and glass into a creation of stunning beauty. Master storyteller Jim Weiss brings to life the people of the Middle Ages–Jews, Christians, and Muslims–in these mini-biographies that will entertain and educate children and parents alike.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAttila and the Princess (434-453)Interlude: The Most Influential Person of the Middle Ages (570-732)The House of Wisdom (809-1258)Hildegard of Bingen: Love Songs to God (1098-1179)Eleanor of Aquitaine: Ever a Duchess, Twice a Queen (1122-1204)Maimonides: Brightest Light in the Golden Age (1135-1204)Sir William Marshall: The Sword of Kings (1147-1219)Cathedral (1144-1300) Run time: 78 Minutes

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