Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages - Wellcome Collection (Paperback)Jack Hartnell (author)
- 10+ in stock
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
An extraordinary story and a wonderfully rich study of the Middle Ages ... Hartnell's idea of approaching the medieval worldview through the body is inspired ... This beautifully illustrated book succeeds brilliantly in bringing this much maligned period to life ... A triumph of scholarship. -- PD Smith * Guardian *
One of the achievements of this splendid book is to make our world view seem more narrow and fragmented than that of the extensive period we place somewhere between the Dark Ages and the Renaissance ... at every point you'll encounter wit, learning and riveting stories. A wonderful read. -- Melanie McDonagh * Evening Standard *
An erudite, wide-ranging, thoughtfully illustrated book -- Laura Freeman * The Times *
'Glorious ... makes the past at once familiar, exotic and thrilling.' Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times *
A thick, spicy plum pudding of a book * London Review of Books *
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