Putnam's Dark and Middle Ages Reader Author:Harry E. Wedeck This comprehensive anthology of short selections covers vast areas of life and literature in medieval Europe, including history, geography, social life, trade, chivalry, biography, fantasy, legend, magic, science, philosophy, religion, scholarship and poetry. The selections come from many varied sources, some as familiar as the "Gesta Romanorum... more »" or the "Carmina Burana" and others less well-known but equally rich and colorful in content. Such notable figures as Dante, Boccaccio, Roger Bacon, Abelard and Becket are included among the authors, along with dozens of others less familiar but equally representative of their time.
The aim of this book is to capture for the modern reader the feeling and flavor of the Dark and Middle Ages. It is not intended for the scholar or specialist, but is directed to the general student or interested read who seeks an introduction to the period.« less