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The Middle Ages

A Graphic History

Eleanor Janega Neil Max Emmanuel



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Icon Books
03 August 2021
Series: Graphic Guides
The Middle Ages: A Graphic History busts the myth of the 'Dark Ages', shedding light on the medieval period's present-day relevance in a unique illustrated style.

This history takes us through the rise and fall of empires, papacies, caliphates and kingdoms; through the violence and death of the Crusades, Viking raids, the Hundred Years War and the Plague; to the curious practices of monks, martyrs and iconoclasts. We'll see how the foundations of the modern West were established, influencing our art, cultures, religious practices and ways of thinking. And we'll explore the lives of those seen as 'Other' - women, Jews, homosexuals, lepers, sex workers and heretics.

Join historian Eleanor Janega and illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel on a romp across continents and kingdoms as we discover the Middle Ages to be a time of huge change, inquiry and development - not unlike our own.
By:   Eleanor Janega
Illustrated by:   Neil Max Emmanuel
Imprint:   Icon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   545g
ISBN:   9781785785917
ISBN 10:   1785785915
Series:   Graphic Guides
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   03 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eleanor Janega is a medieval historian specialising in social history. She is a lecturer at King's College London, runs the popular blog 'Going Medieval' on intersections between medieval history and pop culture, and is a regular speaker, including for London Science Museum Lates. Neil Max Emmanuel is an illustrator who worked for 10 years on the TV show Time Team. He illustrated a children's book, History Hunters: Saxon Gold, and is currently making medieval art for a historical computer game.

Reviews for The Middle Ages: A Graphic History

Medieval historian Eleanor Janega and illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel set out to reveal how this period took shape and why it became so consequential, and they never miss in that mission... precise, informative, digestible and witty... It all adds up to an utterly essential volume for history buffs, whether they're diving into the medieval period for the first time or just brushing up on a few things.

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