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by Robert Bartlett

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Robert Bartlett
Thames & Hudson (October 2001)
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With more than eight hundred illustrations, Medieval Panorama is an all-encompassing visual re-creation of the medieval world: its peoples, its defining characteristics, indeed, its whole culture in the widest sense. Every facet of the medieval world-from the fall of the Roman Empire to the dawning of the Renaissance-is covered in more than one hundred themes.

Robert Bartlett, CBE, FBA, FRSE (born 27 November 1950 in Streatham) is an English historian and medievalist. He currently holds the position of Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews. After attending Battersea Grammar School in London (1962 to 1969), he studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, St John's College, Oxford and Princeton University as a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow

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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.
  • Fomand
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.
  • Bolv
The Middle Ages certainly is a period highly-dominated by Christianity and this is clearly highlighted here, if not over-emphasized.
Mr. Bartlett is a recognized authority and his subdivisions are well-done and well-illustrated, given the confines of the assumptions noted.
To contest the theme a bit, one should acknowledge contributions both from Islam and from Judaism to the culture of the period.
Much in the way of advances of both translation from Classical studies as well as the newer Mathematics and Medicine was introduced into Spanish or Italian districts from Arab sources that were translated by Jewish intermediaries. This has been well shown in The Arts of Intimacy by Dodds and others. Art work of Jews can be per used in Mann's Gardens and Ghettos and Architecture could be inclusive of the Old-New Synagogue in Prague, El Transito and others in Spain as well as the Synagogue in Speyer as noted in the monograph by Pia Heberer in the Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages as published by Hatje Cantz on the occasion of an exhibit in Speyer in 2004. Religious art interchange between Christian and Jew has also been noted by Mann in her Uneasy Communion. Further, Carlebach has shown the importance of illustrations as part of the Jewish Calendar in her Palaces of Time and Nirenberg has done a wonderful job of showing how some Christian art was directly directed against the stubbornness of the Jews. This last was touched upon in Bartlett's work, but not to the extent that might be accorded with its importance in proportion to the art of the time. Other works deal with the greatly trivialized contribution of Islamic Art.
The small area accorded to Jewish and Islamic work near the work's conclusion could easily be seen as a gross distortion of the culture of the period.
It is true that Christianity often minimized, if it did not obscure, or even destroy, the culture and art of others. It may be that materials were not in the possession of, or accessible to, the Editor. It is also valid to state that this has not been seen as important within much of the field of Middle Ages research. On the other hand, if it is not sought out or actively resuscitated, past errors of exclusion and denial can only be expected to be perpetuated well into the future.

Is the work to be about the Middle Ages that were, a Christian-inclined Middle Ages as the Editor would chose it to be, or perhaps it might most usefully be about what we can see of the Middle Ages through the limited perspective of time and bias?
  • Conjuril
One of the best books I have seen on the subject. Great pictures and artwork.
  • Ieregr
I studied art history and read a lot about the Medieval time period but now I know even more and have discovered new artists to obsess over and to study.
  • Dog_Uoll
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.
  • Nanecele
I like the Panorama series of books, even though not all are great. (Panorama of the Classical World - very good, Panorama of the Enlightenment - not very good at all). They have decent writing, but the main takeaway is the beautiful pictures mostly in colour. A lot of history books miss out on providing pictures. This series of books is a great complement to anyone interested in history (mostly cultural and social history). I like to sit and browse a few pages over coffee. I wish the current book had a little bit extra text describing the pictures, but that is a minor point. There is always wikipedia.

Superb quality colour picture. Good quality paper and binding.