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Medieval Panorama (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum) [Hardcover]

Robert Bartlett
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29 Nov 2001 Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
This is a visual sourcebook and survey of the medieval world: its people, its horizons, its defining characteristics, its whole culture. Framed by chapters which outline the way the Middle Ages began and ended, and the book consists of six other sections covering religion and the Church, nations and laws, daily life, art and architecture, scholarship and philosophy, and the World beyond Christendom. The glories of medieval painting, glass, manuscripts and architecture are examined, as well as the more intimate and darker side of life: home, shops, the family, work, war, disease and death. The book has a cross-referencing system and includes a 30-page illustrated biographical dictionary including family trees.
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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (29 Nov 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892366427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892366422
  • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 20.9 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,180,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. His publications include The Making of Europe and Trial by Fire and Water: The Medieval Judicial Ordeal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Source book and coffee table book all in one 21 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book is a stunning collection of source material that can be used for study or just to browse through at home. It covers basic and advanced readers, but is best for those who want a visual guide to the medieval period. It's packed with more pictures than you can imagine, in excellent reproductions. There are many similar looking books on the market today, especially in discount shops, but this one is the genuine article and doesn't just give poor copies of the best known images with dodgy text. It's well written and researched, well presented and amazing value for money. I was given it as a gift and am anxious to get hold of the Renaissance edition...
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Single Penny 19 May 2003
By Ms. V. Hoyle VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This is a veritable banquet of visual medieaeval sources from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the earliest Renaissance. Medieval Panorama has over 800 illustrations (612 in vibrant colour) drawn from archives, libraries and museums across the world (not just Europe) and all well organised into themed chapters.
There are eight sections in total covering everything from religion, political structure/knighthood/chivalry/ceremony, medieval art, sex/death, the inner world of alchemy, witchcraft, magic, courtly love and romance, to a final chapter on cultures outside mediaeval Europe. There are also succinct biographies of key personalities, from Charlemagne to Wycliffe, with timelines, maps and a stunning bibliography to accompany them.
The volume is beautifully presented with a glossy, gorgeous jacket and a sturdy green bound cloth underneath. The illustrations are accompanied by a scholarly text written by the accomplished Robert Bartlett. As usual he has truly outdone himself to shine within the field.
Bartlett is one of the world's most distinguished mediaeval historians, honoured for the scope and depth of his understanding. A better editor couldn't have been found. He weaves together all the tangled strands of mediaeval art, architecture and intellectual world with a seemingly effortless commentary.
A beautiful, grand project, a snip at 20 on Amazon, for both scholar, student and those with a general interest. Buy your copy immediately and treasure it for years to come.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A glorious panorama 11 Mar 2013
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This would be the best illustrated history of the Middle Ages I have ever seen. The images are quite spectacular and beautifully reproduced. The quality is excellent. The reader feels as if they are just looking through a window into the past.
The arrangement by topic, following an easily accessible introduction, makes for a most pleasurable journey through this most fascinating period of European history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking 12 Dec 2013
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Full of wonderful photographs in glorious colour. A fabulous book to dip in and out of. All that and erudition as well...great combination !
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect introduction to a fascinating period... 14 Dec 2001
By Franz N. I. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Illustrations galore from different archives, museums, libraries around the world make this book a visual encyclopedia. I love this book for its exacting and rigorous research, direct descriptions, and brimming with nice features that readers like me greatly enjoyed, like cross references, maps and more maps, biographical sketches of leading historical personalities and time lines.
This volume delves deeply into the medieval mind, explaining developments in astronomy, medicine, the natural sciences, alchemy, magic, witchcraft, literature and theatre. For example, in medieval art, it surveys the unfolding of the Gothic style as well as in architecture. There are profiles of the important builders, architects and sculptors and examines the role of the medieval artist and craftsman.
It also examines the more controversial role and power of the papacy, what happened to Moorish Spain and why the Church ordered the Crusades and explores the issues and puzzles and then arriving at a proper conclusion in the fate of outsiders like Jews, blacks and other minorities in an overwhelmingly Christian environment. A section on castles and fortresses that dominated medieval warfare was most interesting and leads to discussions on heraldry and recreational life in the courts of the nobility.
Edited by the distinguished medieval scholar Robert Bartlett, reading this book is like walking thru a museum exhibit, a work which would be especially useful to students of the period, travellers and readers alike who enjoy a good historical blueprint of this fascinating period.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Illustration packed book! 5 Oct 2005
By Kajsa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book based on the recommendations below and was not disappointed! I'm a medieval hobbyist & craftsman who is always looking for design ideas. Typically I avoid the medieval "overview" books, but this book is a mother lode of illustrations, many of which I have not seen before. I brought it to a history club meeting and hardly a person saw it who didn't ask about getting a copy. I do recommend Medieval Panorama wholeheartedly for the person who is looking for pictures of medieval objects, buildings and art across a broad range of medieval topics and areas.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every cent!!! 19 May 2003
By Ms. V. Hoyle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a veritable banquet of visual medieaeval sources from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the earliest Renaissance. Medieval Panorama has over 800 illustrations (612 in vibrant colour) drawn from archives, libraries and museums across the world (not just Europe) and all well organised into themed chapters.
There are eight sections in total covering everything from religion, political structure/knighthood/chivalry/ceremony, medieval art, sex/death, the inner world of alchemy, witchcraft, magic, courtly love and romance, to a final chapter on cultures outside mediaeval Europe. There are also succinct biographies of key personalities, from Charlemagne to Wycliffe, with timelines, maps and a stunning bibliography to accompany them.
The volume is beautifully presented with a glossy, gorgeous jacket and a sturdy green bound cloth underneath. The illustrations are accompanied by a scholarly text written by the accomplished Robert Bartlett. As usual he has truly outdone himself to shine within the field.
Bartlett is one of the world's most distinguished mediaeval historians, honoured for the scope and depth of his understanding. A better editor couldn't have been found. He weaves together all the tangled strands of mediaeval art, architecture and intellectual world with a seemingly effortless commentary.
A beautiful, grand project,..., for both scholar, student and those with a general interest. Buy your copy immediately and treasure it for years to come.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A keeper 2 Mar 2012
By Maggie Olga - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I had to buy this book for a university class, but am going to keep it for my home library. It is divided into sections on different aspects of life in the Middle Ages and has very good introductory sections to each chapter. However, the illustrations are what make this book worthwhile. It is full of lushly colored reproductions of Medieval art, including but not limited to manuscript illuminations. It will also change your ideas of the Middle Ages as being a dark age.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Medieval Art! 16 July 2009
By Tim Donderevo - Published on Amazon.com
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NOTE: This is NOT 'Medieval Panorama' by GG COULTON (which is a brilliant book)

Medieval Panorama is a gorgeous book packed with photos and reproductions of medieval art. Every page is packed with images, many of which I have not found in other books. This is a great collection. However, many of the images have very little information attached to them. This is NOT a great resource for academic study, but an awesome collection of images for anyone interest in medieval art.
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