The History of the Medieval World
If you find that your high schooler is lacking depth in historical understanding or has holes in their grasp of medieval history, then consider The History of the Medieval World. Written by Susan Wise Bauer, author of the acclaimed The Story of the World series, The History of the Medieval World is part of an in-depth series covering the big picture and noteworthy specifics of world history.
A Tumultuous Era
In this second volume of The History of the World series, narratives of both the monarchs and the clerics succinctly illustrate the tumultuous era when religion often became the weapon of choice. More than just a dry retelling of facts, The History of the Medieval World also includes the reason people and events followed the patterns they did.
A Masterful Retelling of Medieval History
The History of the Medieval World is a masterful retelling of the historical movements from the fourth century to the beginnings of the twelfth century, from the conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade. It includes events from Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Far East, South Asia, and the Americas.
Maps, Timelines, Illustrations
Each chapter is about 10 pages long, covering a period of about 20-50 years and including at least one map. Chapters end with a timeline so you can re-anchor what you've just read into the bigger context of time. The History of the Medieval World is 746 pages, with 20 black-and-white illustrations and 85 useful maps.
Make it a Curriculum
Use the optional Study & Teaching Guide to take The History of the Medieval World from being a rigorous reading book to a full curriculum.
Note to our more conservative customers: Though authored by a Christian, The History of the Medieval World is written from a history scholar's perspective, not that of a theologian. In other words, she gives Christianity a fair hearing, but places it alongside other worldviews without distinction. Read The History of the Medieval World with that in mind and you will find that there is a wealth of information in this volume about the peoples, nations, cultures, and wars of the medieval world.
Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's Secular 2017 Twelfth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
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