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The Middle Ages

by William Chester Jordan

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To address the needs of younger students, the abridged text has been entirely rewritten in accessible language and shorter sentences. More than 300 illustrations, including photographs of art and architecture, maps, diagrams, and heraldic insignia, enliven the volumes. Additionally, three sections of full-colour plates display the daily life, the art and architecture, and the people of the Middle Ages. The list of entries is based on the original Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Topics have been selected for their interest to younger students, their relevance to the curriculum, their historical and multicultural importance (including the Jewish, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds), and their representation of women. The result is a curriculum-related list that includes accounts of Beowulf, the Medici Family, and Muhammad as well as more extensive surveys of broad topics like Agriculture and Feudalism.… (more)
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This is an excellent resource for libraries that serve elementary and intermediate grades. It was created in response to the need for “reliable, accurate, and authoritative reference works that younger students can use in research projects to supplement their textbooks.” Each volume has a table of contents for all four volumes. The end matter of volume four contains suggested readings divided by topic and an index for the complete set. The large format, use of space, graphics, and on-the-page definitions facilitate access to the material. There are many black-and-white images, timelines, maps, and a section of color plates in each volume. ( )
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To address the needs of younger students, the abridged text has been entirely rewritten in accessible language and shorter sentences. More than 300 illustrations, including photographs of art and architecture, maps, diagrams, and heraldic insignia, enliven the volumes. Additionally, three sections of full-colour plates display the daily life, the art and architecture, and the people of the Middle Ages. The list of entries is based on the original Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Topics have been selected for their interest to younger students, their relevance to the curriculum, their historical and multicultural importance (including the Jewish, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds), and their representation of women. The result is a curriculum-related list that includes accounts of Beowulf, the Medici Family, and Muhammad as well as more extensive surveys of broad topics like Agriculture and Feudalism.

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