The Riddle of the Image: The Secret Science of Medieval Art
From monumental church mosaics to fresco wall-paintings, the medieval period produced some of the most impressive art in history. But how, in a world without the array of technology and access to materials that we now have, did artists produce such incredible works, often on an unbelievably large scale? In The Riddle of the...
Frommer's Sweden (Frommer's Complete Guides)
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and...
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World) After a long decline in urban life following the fall of the Roman Empire, towns became centers of trade and of liberty during the medieval period. Here, the author describes how, as Europe stabilized after centuries of strife, commerce and the commercial class grew, and urban areas became an important source of revenue into royal coffers. Towns...
Frommer's France 2010 (Frommer's Complete)
Frommer's France 2010
With Foldout Map
Beaune, the medieval capital of Burgundy, gets juiced up for the Les Trois Glorieuses wine festival in November. See chapter 13.
Foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout
A History of the Crusades, Volume I: The First Hundred Years “A highly-respected series . . . [a] 30-year project known for its high quality of research, editing, and printing. . . . Recommended for all libraries”—Choice
“Like the Crusades themselves, this History will . . . long stand as a monument to the vision of its founders and the dogged persistence...
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