This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the Middle Ages from the coming of the barbarian invasions in the fourth century to the first voyages to the New World in the sixteenth. Coverage of major events - the Hundred Years' War, the Christian Reconquest of Spain - is supplemented by discussion of such key topics as the medieval economy, the growth of towns and the spread of printing, resulting in a rich and multi-faceted introduction to Europe and its neighbours in the Middle Ages.
Andrew Jotischky was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Yale and is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of several books on medieval monasticism and the Crusades. Caroline Hull studied art history at the universities of Yale and Princeton. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and has taught art history and medieval history at the universities of Manchester and Lancaster, UK.