Check out all my reviews on My BlogHere s my review from 3 years ago Middle school history This covers the basics of what was happening in Europe between 400 1450CE While there were a few interesting tidbits of political and religious points that affected things that I learned, the rest was a decent covering of the era without any new major insight although I think that is due in part because it s an era of history I actually enjoy studying Thankfully my 7th grader enjoyed it and learned lots and that is what really matters.
Can t really add much to it It does it s job decently enough.
µ The European World 400-1450 µ Solid, beautifully illustrated overview of a period in history I find fascinating all the time Aimed at young adults, recommended for anyone.
A little simplified but exactly what I wanted an overview of the Middle Ages.
Quick read boring, textbook style, but with nice pictures and documents Decent glossary and timeline at end of book.
Hanawalt Ï To Create What We Now Call The Middle AgesFascinating New Characters Were Also Rising In Europe Like The Emperor And Empress Of The Byzantine Empire Justinian And Theodoraambitious Leaders Who Made One Final Push To Recapture The West And Regain The Past Glory Of The Roman Empire Meanwhile In The West Charlemagne Had Come To Power By Crowning Himself Emperor A Popular Leader He Spent Much Of His Time Travelling Through His Land On Horseback Accompanied By An Entourage That Often Included An Elephant Vikings From Scandinavia Began Raiding Parts Of Europe Until Eventually They Were Stopped By Alfred The King Of Wessex In England By , However, The Scandinavians Got Their Revenge When William The Conqueror Invaded England And Took OverFilled With Intrigue, Conflict, Power Struggles, And Colorful Characters And Based On Primary Source Materials Barbara Hanawalt S The European World Is An Adventure At Every Turn From Attila The Hun To Joan Of Arc, From The Fall Of Rome To The Plague This Pivotal Moment In History Comes Alive