The Routledge Companion to the Political History of Medieval Europe

This latest book in Routledge's successful 'Companions to History' Series offers a comprehensive overview of medieval history in Europe from Constantine to Columbus, and from the fall of Rome to the beginning of the Renaissance. The Routledge Companion to Medieval Europe is packed with critical facts and figures, offering lists, chronologies, a glossary, a gazetteer, an annotated bibliography and a section of maps and genealogical charts. Wide-ranging in scope and rich in detail, the Companion covers central themes of the period such as trade and commerce, plague and pestilence, art and architecture, and the church and religion. Readers will find this book a compact and highly accessible work of reference covering the broad sweep of medieval history.