Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World
Rosenwein, Barbara H.,
The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions-thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages-and adds significant new material on the Mediterranean region, as well as new readings from the Byzantine and Islamic worlds. The "Reading through Looking" sections, designed to showcase how historians study medieval material culture, are expanded and reorganized with a special focus on material objects and weapons and warfare in the Middle Ages. The stunning color insert has been updated, several new maps have been produced, and a new genealogy on the Islamic world has been included.