The Atlas of Medieval Europe covers the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, spreading from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes. Each map approaches a separate issue or series of events in medieval history, and a commentary locates it in its broader context.
This second edition has over forty new maps covering a variety of topics including:
the Moravian Empire
the travels and correspondence of Froissart and travellers in the east
the layout of great castles and palaces.
Thorough coverage is also given to geographically peripheral areas like Portugal, Poland, Scandinavia and Ireland.
Providing a vivid representation of the development of nations, peoples and social structures, and charting political and military events, the Atlas takes a detailed look at a variety of key areas including language and literature; the development of trade, art and architecture; and the great cities and lives of historical figures.
With over 180 maps, expert commentaries and an extensive bibliography, this second edition of an essential reference guide to medieval Europe brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life.
David Ditchburn is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. His publications include Scotland and Europe: The Medieval Kingdom and its Contacts with Christendom, c. 1215-1545 (2001). Simon MacLean is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. His publications include Kingship and Politics in the Late Ninth Century: Charles the Fat and the End of the Carolingian Empire (2003). Angus MacKay was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh. His publications include Spain in the Middle Ages: From Frontier to Empire, 1000-1500 (1977).
Part 1: Physical Europe Part 2: The Early Middle Ages, c.395-1050 1. War, Politics and Power 2. Religion 3. Government, Economy and Society 4. Culture Part 3: The High Middle Ages, c.1050-1300 5. War, Politics and Power 6. Religion 7. Government, Economy and Society 8. Culture Part 4: The Late Middle Ages, c.1300-1500 9. War, Politics and Power 10. Religion 11. Government, Economy and Society 12. Culture