Destination: Middle Ages takes readers on a journey through the day-to-day life of the Medieval world. The newspaper style presentation provides succinct factual information supported by illustrations, maps, images, paintings and drawings to present a visual and informative guide to the times drawing from artefacts and historical documents as evidence. Discover fascinating facts about Medieval society and see what life was like for monarchs, knights, and peasants, and how life inside a castle differed from life in a village or manor house. Historic information includes significant battles, the great literature, art, and inventions of the day, and the heroic men and women who made their marks on the battlefield, in the halls of power, or in rebellion. The influence of religion and the roles of trade and commerce are also examined.
Sneak a peak at Your Guide to Trade in the Middle Ages. Follow the trade route to the Middle Ages and witness the expansion of trade and commerce, made possible by the advancements in shipbuilding. Discover the effects of this expansion, including the growth of towns, the formation of guilds, the increasing demand for luxury items, and the famous travels to China of a merchant named Marco Polo.
What’s inside Your Guide to Medieval Society? Meet the people of the Middle Ages—from the lowly peasant to the royal court. This fascinating book reveals Medieval society and the realities of everyday life according to social class, including lifestyles and sources of entertainment. Famous people in religion, peasant rebellions, and politics are featured, along with events such as the signing of the Magna Carta.
Discover the contribution of the Islamic world in Your Guide to the Islamic Golden Age. Did you know that during the Middle Ages, the Islamic world experienced a time of remarkable expansion when scientific invention and artistic creation flourished. Learn about the important achievements and lasting legacy of this magnificent era.
A fascinating and accessible new series to support studies in Humanities and Social Sciences: Year 8 History and to intrigue inquiring minds that love to explore Medieval history.