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Medieval Wordbook

This concise dictionary handbook defines about 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, warfare and ceremony.

If you are writing medieval novels and need to keep checking what references were used in medieval times, this writing guide will be an important writing resource.

In fact, it will be a real companion to medieval culture, the book also includes general concepts central to medieval thinking, such as allegory, polyphony, and numerology, and 80 elegant illustrations.

The author of Medieval Wordbook, Madeleine Pelner Cosman, for 28 years, was full professor and director of the 15-department Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, City College of New York, City University of New York so you're in safe hands.

Don't think you can wing it. You will probably know what a 'monastery' is or a 'moat' but would you know about 'mood magic? Or would you know the difference between a mixne and a morganatic marraige?

Well, then, grab this Medieval Wordbook to navigate your way through writing a medieval novel.

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