European World, 400-1450
Weaving together primary sources containing eyewitness accounts, original writings, detailed maps and numerous colorful illustrations; this is not your typical Middle Ages History text. In fact, you may quickly agree that this book breathes new life into world history! Beginning with an introduction to the "cast of characters" students are quickly transported back in time as the storyline unravels revealing this pivotal time period that is crucial to understanding our own times. The history of the Middle Ages is one of believers and barbarians, popes and peasants, competing empires and unforgettable leaders. It also the story of the fall of the Roman Empire, invasion of the Huns, the rise of feudalism, and the reign of plunder brought by the Vikings. But it is also a story of faith: Augustine and Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, and the Crusaders; the spread and reform of religious institutions; expansions of trade and city life, the rise of regional empires and local feudal regimes and the revolutionary advances in science and technology. Engaging writing, abundant illustrations and a detailed timeline all flow together to create a telling of history that will delight teens and adults alike. Recommended for the Beautiful Feet Medieval History Literature guide, this book would be a valuable asset to any study of the Middle Ages. Hc, 189 pgs. ~ Deanne
From 500 A.D. to 1530 A.D., this literature approach to history takes students through the medieval period via some of the best classic and historic literature available. Students read works by classic authors such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Sir Walter Scott. They learn about heroic figures of the time like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Joan of Arc, Luther, Saladin and more. This one-year course has been revised and the publishers have broken the study into two guides; one for intermediate/junior high grades, and one for high school. The guides are now full-color. The Intermediate/Junior High guide features 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and more.