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Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Supplement 1 (2003)
Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Supplement 1 (2003)

The Dictionary of the Middle Ages is a 13-volume encyclopedia of the Middle Ages published by the American Council of Learned Societies between 1982 and 1989, with a supplemental volume added in 2003. It was first conceived and started in 1975. Joseph Strayer (1904-1987), Princeton University, was editor-in-chief. Image File history File links Cover of the Dictionary of the Middle Ages This image is a book cover. ... Image File history File links Cover of the Dictionary of the Middle Ages This image is a book cover. ... 1913 advertisement for Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The American Council of Learned Societies, founded in 1919, is a private non-profit federation of sixty-eight scholarly organizations. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Joseph Strayer was an influential 20th century American medieval historian and student of Charles H. Haskins. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ...


The encyclopedia covers over 100,000 persons, places, things and concepts of "legitimate scholarly interest" in 5,000 discrete articles in over 8,000 pages written by over 1,300 contributing editors from academic institutions mainly in the United States but also Europe and Asia. A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ...


It is the largest and most detailed modern encyclopedia of the Middle Ages in the English language.


The "upside-down-T in a circle" symbol on the spine and cover is an artistic interpretation of the T and O map, which was first described in the Etymologiae, the most influential encyclopedic work of the Middle Ages. Hereford Mappa Mundi, about 1300, Hereford Cathedral, England. ... Etymologiae (or Etymologiæ) is an encyclopedia written by Isidore of Seville, devoted to transmitting much of the learning of antiquity. ...


References

  • Joseph Strayer, editor (1989). Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 0684190737
  • William Chester Jordan, editor (2003). Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Supplement 1. Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 0684806428
  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages, publisher website.
  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Supplement 1, publisher website.

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The "upside-down-T in a circle" symbol on the spine and cover is an artistic interpretation of the T and O map, which was first described in the Etymologiae, the most influential encyclopedic work of the Middle Ages.
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