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Medieval Wordbook Madeleine Pelner Cosman

Medieval Wordbook

Madeleine Pelner Cosman

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780816030217
Hardcover
304 pages
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This concise handbook defines some 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, warfare and ceremony.A real companion to medieval culture, the bookMoreThis concise handbook defines some 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, warfare and ceremony.A real companion to medieval culture, the book also includes general concepts central to medieval thinking, such as allegory, polyphony, and numerology, and 80 elegant illustrations.