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    Anglo-Norman language and literature

    Short, Ian R. (2010) Anglo-Norman language and literature. In: Bjork, R.E. (ed.) Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 1003-1004. ISBN 9780198662624.

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    Book synopsis: The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is a major new four-volume reference resource for all aspects of European history, society, religion, and culture, from 500 to 1500 Includes over 5,000 A-Z entries, written by more than 800 international scholars Ten geographical editors and sixteen topical editors, for topics from Archaeology to Technology, have ensured the broadest and most balanced coverage possible Separate entries of 2,000 words each on women, and 1,000 words each on children, in all of the geographical areas represented as well as in Jewish and Islamic society Unusually broad coverage of topics such as music, medicine, and technology Covers neighbouring civilizations including the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples such as the Avars and the Mongols Every entry includes an up-to-date bibliography Extensive cross-referencing, a general index, and a thematic listing of entries ensure the reader can find the information they need quickly, and enhance browsing Over 500 carefully selected illustrations and 50 maps complement the text Introductory offer: £325.00 until 31st July 2010, £375.00 thereafter The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is a major new reference resource for all key aspects of European history, society, religion, and culture from 500 to 1500. Since neighbouring areas of Asia and North Africa impinged on and helped shape the civilization of the West, relevant aspects of the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples such as the Avars and the Mongols are included. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool for their own research and teaching, and for non-specialists, who need an accessible guide to the study of the Middle Ages. All entries are written with both audiences in mind. Over 800 scholars, guided by an international advisory board of five and an international editorial board of 26, have written the over 5,000 entries, and these entries have been lavishly supplemented by more than 500 illustrations and 50 maps. Each entry contains a brief bibliography. Distinguishing this research resource are its balanced coverage of both the whole geographical extent of the European Middle Ages and sixteen major topics centrally important to the study of the period. Ten members of the editorial board have ensured ample coverage of geographical regions: France, Germany and Austria, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Sicily, and Latin Greece, the Low Countries, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, Scandinavia and Iceland, and Central and Eastern Europe. In addition sixteen members of the board have ensured similar coverage of major international topics: art and architecture, archaeology, science, medicine, technology, law, ecclesiastical history, intellectual history, philosophy, social and economic history, Romance, Germanic, and Slavic languages and literatures, Islam, Judaica, medieval Latin, and music and liturgy. There are also separate and substantial entries on women and children in each of the geographical areas represented and in Jewish and Islamic society.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 10:27
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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