Synopses & Reviews
"This is a fully illustrated inspirational vision of the arts and literature of European culture in the High Middle Ages which book covers the world of Chaucer, Boccaccio, Petrarch and the Arthurian romances. Gothic Europe 1200 - 1450, " the newest book in the "Longman Arts, Culture and Society Series" shows the movement from a church-dominated culture to one which, by the end of the period, was much more secular, much more self-confident and inquiring, and on the point of bursting into full humanist flower. This is a truly inter-disciplinary account of Europe during this period written by a well-known expert, this is cultural history on a grand scale. Those interested in European or Gothic history.