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Medieval Wordbook

Cosman, Madeleine Pelner

Verlag: Facts on File, 1996
ISBN 10: 0816030219 / ISBN 13: 9780816030217
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Titel: Medieval Wordbook

Verlag: Facts on File

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This concise handbook defines some 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, warfare and ceremony.A real companion to medieval culture, the book also includes general concepts central to medieval thinking, such as allegory, polyphony, and numerology, and 80 elegant illustrations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0816030219

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Inhaltsangabe: Medieval Wordbook defines some 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, and warfare and ceremony. A real companion to medieval culture, this concise handbook includes general concepts central to medieval thinking, such as allegory, polyphony, and numerology.

Entries include:
blackmail: Scottish for rent or tribute paid in grain or meat, as opposed to "white mail" paid in silver or coin
corduroy: from the French corde du roi, "cloth of the king," is a ridged silk or cotton fabric
gossip: from the Anglo-Saxon god sib, "sister in God," a friendly woman companion
upper crust: the top crust cut from round loaves of bread presented to the noble guests at feasts.

Inhaltsangabe: This concise handbook defines some 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, warfare and ceremony.

A real companion to medieval culture, the book also includes general concepts central to medieval thinking, such as allegory, polyphony, and numerology, and 80 elegant illustrations.

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