Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now.

Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including:

  • the church
  • war
  • science
  • art
  • society

With an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars involved with medieval religion, history, and culture.

chapter |28 pages


part III|2 pages

PART III Science

chapter 11|5 pages

The Myth of the Flat Earth

chapter 12|15 pages

The Medieval Sense of Self

chapter 14|11 pages

The Age Before Reason RICHARD RAISWELL

chapter 16|9 pages

Medical Misconceptions