Key Figures in Medieval Europe

Key Figures in Medieval Europe

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From emperors and queens to artists and world travelers, from popes and scholars to saints and heretics, Key Figures in Medieval Europe brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval Europe between 500 and 1500. Gathered from the biographical entries from the on-going series, the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, these A-Z biographical entries discuss the lives of over 575 individuals who have had a historical impact in such areas as politics, religion, or the arts. Individuals from places such as medieval England, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Scandinavia are included as well as those from the Jewish and Islamic worlds. A thematic outline is included that lists people not only by categories, but also by regions. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.He cut out the tongue of the bishop of Girona in 1246, for which he suffered papal thunders and public penance. ... the physical details, and a portrait in Alfonso Xa#39; s Cantigas de Santa MarAsa shows him at around sixty, majestic, with his short beard gone white. ... of his grandfather Jaime I (1213a€“1276) and a keen and crafty mind that provided a clear ruling template for his grandson Pedro IV (1336a€“ 1387).

Title:Key Figures in Medieval Europe
Author:Richard K. Emmerson
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-18


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