Written specifically for the student, this set covers every aspect of medieval life from A.D. 500 to 1500. The list of entries was compiled from the 5,000 articles in the 13-volume Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Topics have been selected for their relevance to the curriculum, their historical and multicultural importance, and their representation of women. The result is a concise, curriculum-related survey that covers all aspects of the period. The Middle Ages treats such topics as daily life, major figures, countries and provinces, art, architecture, music, literature, science, and society, and includes full-color inserts.