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Memory of Empires: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Greece - Persian Empire - Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire

by Elie Faure

Empires are born. Empires reach their peak. Empires die, but leave their mark through their architecture and artistic achievements. From these specks of dust of memory, 40 centuries of history shape our world...


Medieval Art in the Christian West

by Victoria Charles

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The...


Western European Illuminated Manuscripts

by Anrdei Sterligov & Tamara Voronova

Anyone fortunate enough to have actually held a medieval manuscript in his hands must have felt excited at this immediate contact with the past. Both famous and unknown authors wrote philosophical, natural scientific...


Paris

by Véronique Laflèche

Capital city, subject of legends and myths, Paris also has its own special atmosphere. It is undoubtedly among the most beautiful of all cities due to its many celebrated monuments and buildings - the Eiffel...


Fifty Early Medieval Things

by Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey & Paolo Squatriti

Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah...


Medieval Art in Motion

by Mariah Proctor-Tiffany

In this visually rich volume, Mariah Proctor-Tiffany reconstructs the art collection and material culture of the fourteenth-century French queen Clémence de Hongrie, illuminating the way the royal widow gave...


Rituals for the Dead

by William J. Courtenay

In his fascinating new book, based on the Conway Lectures he delivered at Notre Dame in 2016, William Courtenay examines aspects of the religious life of one medieval institution, the University of Paris, in...


Spirituality and Reform

by Calvin Lane

In colorful detail, Calvin Lane explores the dynamic intersection between reform movements and everyday Christian practice from ca. 1000 to ca. 1800. Lowering the artificial boundaries between “the Middle...


Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques

by Michael E. Heyes, Minji Lee, John Block Friedman & John W. Ellis-Etchison et al.

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques examines the intersection of religion and monstrosity in a variety of different time periods in the hopes of addressing two gaps in scholarship within the field of monster studies....


Arts of Allusion

by Margaret S. Graves

The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always been acknowledged....


The Lithic Garden

by Mailan S. Doquang

The Lithic Garden offers innovative perspectives on the role of ornament in medieval church design. Focusing on the foliate friezes articulating iconic French monuments such as Amiens Cathedral, it demonstrates...


Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B.iv)

by Herbert R. Broderick

In Moses the Egyptian, Herbert Broderick analyzes the iconography of Moses in the famous illuminated eleventh-century manuscript known as the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch. A translation into Old English...


Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art

by Heidi C. Gearhart

In this study of the rare twelfth-century treatise On Diverse Arts, Heidi C. Gearhart explores the unique system of values that guided artists of the High Middle Ages as they created their works.

Written in northern...


The Mythical Medieval Beasts Ancient History of Europe | Children's Medieval Books

by Baby Professor

The mythical medieval beasts are part of Europe’s ancient history. They have been deeply embedded in their cultures and traditions that you can still hear stories about them. Scientifically, these beasts never...


The Feudal System Uncovered- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor

It’s interesting to note that during the middle ages, Europe used a feudal system of government and society. What is the feudal system? What are its features, strengths and limitations? Find the answers in...


Manors in Medieval Times-Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor

In the Medieval times, the world looked different. There were no gadgets and homes didn't have electricity. Isn't it interesting to step into a time machine just to see how life was like in those dark days?...


A Saving Science

by Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver

In A Saving Science, Eric Ramírez-Weaver explores the significance of early medieval astronomy in the Frankish empire, using as his lens an astronomical masterpiece, the deluxe manuscript of the Handbook of...


History of the Dark Ages

by Richard Church

My aim has been little more than to disengage the leading lines in the history of five most important and most confused centuries, and to mark the influences which most asserted themselves, and which seem to...


The Waning of the Middle Ages

by Johan Huizinga

This classic study of art, life, and thought in France and the Netherlands during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries ranks as one of the most perceptive analyses of the medieval period. A brilliantly creative...


AP® Art History Crash Course Book + Online

by Gayle A. Asch & Matt Curless

REA's Crash Course for the AP® Art History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

2nd Edition - Completely Revised for the New 2016 Exam

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched...