50 rabenschwarze Rätsel rund um die finsterste aller Epochen Haarsträubende Hexenprozesse fiese Folterinstrumente grässliche Grafen und katastrophale Körperhygiene - welche Epoche könnte besser zu black stories passen als das finstere Mittelalter? Teils beruhen die Rätsel dieser Edition auf historischen Begebenheiten teils sind sie dem mittelalterlichen Alltag entnommen. Für Jugendliche und Erwachsene Autor(in): Corinna Harder / Jens Schumacher Durchgehend zweifarbig illustriert von Bernhard Skopnik 50 Karten in einer Schachtel
Recounts the history of medieval Europe century by century, chronicling such key moments as the fall of the western Roman empire, Charlemagne´s reforms, the feudal revolution, and the devastation of the Black Death.
The Black Death. The Peasants´ Revolt. The Hundred Years War. The War of the Roses. A succession of dramatic social and political events reshaped England in the period 1360 to 1461. In his lucid and penetrating account of this formative period, Gerald Harriss draws on the research of the last thirty years to illuminate late medieval society at its peak, from the triumphalism of Edward III in 1360 to the collapse of Lancastrian rule. The political narrative centers on the deposition of Richard II in 1399 and the establishment of the House of Lancaster, which was in turn overthrown in the Wars of the Roses. Abroad, Henry V´s heroic victory at Agincourt in 1415 led to the English conquest of northern France, lasting until 1450. Both produced long term consequences: the first shaped the English constitution up to the Stuart civil war, while the second generated lasting hostility between England and France, and a residual wariness of military intervention in Europe.
Covering a thousand years of history, this volume tells the story of the creation of Western civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean. Now available in a compact, more convenient format, it offers the same text and many of the illustrations which first appeared in the widely acclaimed Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe. Written by expert scholars and based on the latest research, the book explores a period of profound diversity and change, focusing on all aspects of medieval history from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne and the Byzantines to the new nations which fought the Hundred Years War. The Oxford History of the Medieval World also examines such intriguing cultural subjects as the chivalric code of knights, popular festivals, and the proliferation of new art forms, and the catastrophic social effect of the Black Death. Authoritative and eminently readable, this book will entertain as much as it will educate.
´And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, ´´Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman.´´ ´ Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics´ huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Haarsträubende Hexenprozesse, fiese Folterinstrumente, grässliche Grafen und katastrophale Körperhygiene - welche Epoche könnte besser zu black stories passen als das finstere Mittelalter? Teils beruhen die Rätsel dieser Edition auf historischen Begebenheiten, teils sind sie dem mittelalterlichen Alltag entnommen.