The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History, Paperback Book

The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


This is a revised edition of "The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780140512496



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I swear I've nearly worn this book out over the years. Inexpensive and infintely useful for tracing the ebb and flow in and out of medieval Europe

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This is undoubtedly one of the great history books. The commentary is well written and engaging even as the author disgorges a huge amount of historical information.The book takes us from the Dark Ages through to the beginning of the Renaissance. The book covers the rise and fall of nations, and well as religious changes and the flows of trade, and exploration. The author himself summarises things best: "it is a marvellous catalogue of vices and follies, cunning and credulity, greed ambition and achievement. Plus a cast of thousands. Don't miss it."Seriously, don't.

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I'm very fond of the Penguin Historical Atlases of the 1980's and 90's. They were relatively cheap, and given the material at the price, the text was entertaining , and the format of periodic maps covering the whole continent about once in a generation was very useful for mental organization of the period. This is a fine example and a worthy successor to the Penguin atlas of Medieval History which it replaced.