Tom Shippey, 27 October 1988
Show More The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe edited by George Holmes.
Oxford, 398 pp., £17.50, March 1988, 0 19 820073 0Show More
A History of 12th-century Western Philosophy edited by Peter Dronke.
Cambridge, 495 pp., £37.50, April 1988, 0 521 25896 0Show More
The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought c.350-c.1450 edited by J.H. Burns.
Cambridge, 808 pp., £60, May 1988, 0 521 24324 6Show More
Medieval Popular Culture: Problem of Belief and Perception by Aron Gurevich, translated by Janos Bak and Paul Hollingsworth.
Cambridge, 275 pp., £27.50, May 1988, 0 521 30369 9Show More
A History of Private Life: Revelations of the Medieval World edited by George Duby, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Harvard, 650 pp., £24.95, April 1988, 0 674 39976 5Show More
“... Latin sources, there was a popular culture. Maybe it still is there in the Latin sources, argues Aron Gurevitch in Medieval Popular Culture, convinced like Dronke that our major error has been simply not reading enough. His sources, though, are not the top-class works of the new scholar-intellectuals, but the kind of material carried round by those trying to ...”