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Titel: Medieval Wordbook
Verlag: Facts on File
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Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780816030217-3
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.
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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