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Medieval Students – A Handy Introduction now available

Cindy Wood discusses how her new book Studying Late Medieval History will be an indispensable resource for students and teachers.

https://www.routledge.com/Studying-Late-Medieval-History-A-Thematic-Approach/Wood/p/book/9781138778313?utm_source=Routledge&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=160500013_slmhThe interest in studying medieval history at university is increasing, with a growth in students signing up for specific degrees, such as the new medieval degree pathways introduced at the University of Winchester and other universities, and choosing medieval period modules within a History degree. This is in conjunction with the introduction, in September 2015, of new A Level options in the medieval period, covering both British and European options. While studying this period can be exciting, it can also be daunting, as I have observed when teaching at undergraduate level. The challenges are especially apparent when students have to consider the many terms have survived to the modern period, but which had a different connotation in the past. In response to these challenges, my book, Studying Late Medieval History: A Thematic Approach, hopes to assist those new to study of the period with an introduction to these terms and ideas, for example, kings ruled AND reigned and the importance of the Church in the period. Studying Late Medieval History has been written thematically rather than chronologically and covers the period 1300 to 1550 and all of Western Europe, with earlier context when needed. The book covers subjects such as the Church, Monarchy, Nobility, Justice, Women, Warfare, Chivalry, Towns, Peasants and Parliaments. The medieval context of these topics across Europe is explained and explored, as well as differences between the different kingdoms, duchies and republics explained. Studying Late Medieval History is designed to help new undergraduates who study this period, teachers who are embarking on offering this period to their students and is a general introduction to the subject and area for anyone with an interest in the late medieval period.

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