Tom Shippey, 27 October 1988
Show More The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe edited by George Holmes.
Oxford, 398 pp., £17.50, March 1988, 0 19 820073 0Show More
A History of 12th-century Western Philosophy edited by Peter Dronke.
Cambridge, 495 pp., £37.50, April 1988, 0 521 25896 0Show More
The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought c.350-c.1450 edited by J.H. Burns.
Cambridge, 808 pp., £60, May 1988, 0 521 24324 6Show More
Medieval Popular Culture: Problem of Belief and Perception by Aron Gurevich, translated by Janos Bak and Paul Hollingsworth.
Cambridge, 275 pp., £27.50, May 1988, 0 521 30369 9Show More
A History of Private Life: Revelations of the Medieval World edited by George Duby, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Harvard, 650 pp., £24.95, April 1988, 0 674 39976 5Show More
“... A captious person might mutter that The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe is a little ‘hobbitical’: it reminds one of Professor Tolkien’s hobbits, who ‘liked to have books filled with things that they already knew, set out fair and square with no contradictions’. This would be unfair, in that it is a splendid volume, presenting contemporary scholarship to the general reader with care, grace, much thought and many illustrations; filled with things that most general readers won’t know at all, and that many specialist readers won’t have thought of ...”