The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world

Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes & Melissa Herman, editors

Hardback €58.50
Catalogue Price: €65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-561-3
June 2015. 372pp; colour illustrations, large format.

‘The title of this book suggests coverage of a very broad range of topics over a period which, depending on geography, is typically defined as spanning over 1,000 years. In this it does not disappoint … the scope of these essays underscores the breadth and diversity of material covered by the term “medieval” … Taken collectively, this compendium provides a timely review of how traditional scholarly methodologies applied to the study of the long Middle Ages can lead to a distortion or over-simplification in the way in which both literature and material culture are analysed … the eclectic nature of the volume means that there is likely to be something to appeal to any reader with an interest in, to quote the editors, “what the Medieval was, is and might be”’, Rachel Moss,  Irish Theological Quarterly (2016).