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The Medieval World
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 0816059454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5945-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64


In the period between 500 and 1500 CE, dress and textiles varied greatly from one part of the world to another, from one region to another, even from one village to another. In many parts of the world, costume was regulated by law or decree. In the medieval period, fashion varied from the practical and threadbare to the rich and luxurious—with little in between.

Specific coverage includes the rise of technology and trade, church and state, lords and ladies, working people, keeping warm, dressing for war, courtly fashion, freemen and merchants, palaces and popes, armor and heraldry, imperial China, and a brief look at other societies of the time.


Full-color photographs and artwork. Glossary. Timeline. Index.

About the Author(s)

Philip Steele is a leading writer of reference books for children. His recent work has included biographies of Galileo and Marie Curie, the history of a city, and studies of the Middle Ages. Steele lives with his family in North Wales.

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“Colorful reproductions, drawings (some labeled), photographs of artifacts, and informative sidebars are used effectively to emphasize points and help create visual images...Librarians looking to beef up their collections in this area will find these titles to be useful and engaging.”
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