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Medieval People: Vivid Lives in a Distant Landscape - From Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca

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This engrossing and often witty account tells the life stories of some 70 individuals who made the Middle Ages. There are kings and queens, popes and politicians, soldiers and merchants, scholars, authors and visionaries. They range from the important, such as El Cid or Frederick Barbarossa, to the little known, such as the dissolute Venetian nun Clara Sanuto. Some were astonishingly successful: the empire created by Chinggis Khan was one of the most extensive ever seen. Some, such as Charles the Bold, the over-ambitious ...

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Medieval People: Vivid Lives in a Distant Landscape - From Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca
2014, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500252031

Hardcover

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