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The Church

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Describes the role of the Church in the High Middle Ages, A.D. 1100 through 1400, and how it influenced the shaping of European civilization.

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The Countryside

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Describes the social and economic structure of country life during the late Middle Ages, 1100 through 1400, and the role of the peasants, villagers, and landowners in the shaping of European civilization.

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The Castle

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Describes daily life in the castles of Europe from the years A.D. 500 to 1500.

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20 Exciting Plays for Medieval History

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Events drawn from the Byzantine Golden Age through the reign of Elizabeth I are presented as dramatizations. Designed primarily for class readings of 10-15 minutes.

20 Exciting Plays for Medieval History

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

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In this innovative approach to teaching history, students step into the medieval world of a knight, a carpenter, a scribe, and a duchess with the help of four art masterpieces, including a tapestry, a stained glass window, and an illuminated manuscript. Each art poster is accompanied by a reproducible story that introduces one of the figures from the artwork and a reproducible journal that details the life and times of that character.

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

The Middle Ages

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This fact-filled book focuses on the Middle Ages of Europe--the era of great castles, the crusades, ocean travel and invention. Each page features richly detailed artwork which gives clear and accurate representations of the tools, weapons, clothing, and other artifacts of everyday life in the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History

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A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic women, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and tender romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History mixes a spirited and entertaining writing style with exquisite, thorough scholarship. Barbara A. Hanawalt, a renowned medievalist, launches her story with the often violent amalgamation of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures following the destruction and pillaging of the crown jewel of the Roman Empire, the great city of Rome.

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The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History

A Medieval Cathedral

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presents the ingenious, devoted, and indefatigable builders who perfected the medieval cathedral as a stone prayer to God and a place of community pride. Though again treading on the heels of David Macaulay, MacDonald and James hold their own, pointing out the religious significance of a bishop's seat, describing pilgrims' routes to other cathedrals, depicting the daily life of both workers and the religious community, and showing the variety of arts and crafts necessary to construction.

A Medieval Cathedral

A Medieval Castle

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Step inside a medieval castle and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work inside its massive walls. Superb illustrations and thoroughly researched information provide a vivid and intimate look at every aspect of castle life. You will see the craftsmen and builders at work, witness a great dinner in the main hall, learn about the life of the lord and lady, learn how a page became a knight, and more.

A Medieval Castle

The Middle Ages: A Watts Guide for Children

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A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.

The Middle Ages: A Watts Guide for Children