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by Madeleine Pelner Cosman

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  • ISBN 0816030219
  • ISBN13 978-0816030217
  • Language English
  • Author Madeleine Pelner Cosman
  • Publisher Facts on File; 1st edition (January 1, 1996)
  • Pages 294
  • Formats txt docx azw txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory World
  • Size ePub 1170 kb
  • Size Fb2 1691 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 497

This book celebrates the vocabulary of the medieval period, the era of European history dating roughly from A.D. 500 to 1500 - one millennium of life, love, food, ideas, medicine, art and war. Over 4,000 words culled from those years are presented in Medieval Wordbook.In Medieval Wordbook you will discover the source of many words and phrases that make up part of our modern vocabulary, for example: corduroy, from the French corde du roi, "cloth of the king," is a ridged silk or cotton fabric; gossip, from the Anglo-Saxon god sib, "sister in God," a friendly woman companion; upper crust, the top crust cut from round loaves of bread presented to the noble guests at feasts; and riggamarole, a meaningless recitation of words, as in the 13th-century Scottish ragman's role, a reluctant pledge of allegiance to the English king.Medieval Wordbook makes an interesting and readable companion to medieval history, full of wonderful anecdotes and literary, pictorial and sociological references to everything from merchants and poets to architecture and beer halls. Though formidable in scholarship, this unique work, fully cross-referenced, is friendly to the reader.

Madeleine Pelner Cosman (Author). If you KNOW the medieval word, in some cases this book will give you the definition (though I was surprised at common terms that were omitted, like "rushlight" used extensively in the Middle Ages).

Madeleine Pelner Cosman (Author). If you know the English word for it, you will not be helped to find its Medieval equivalent. What this book needs is a list of English words and then the Medieval equivalent with the definition. Like an English-Medieval dictionary that works both ways. If you don't know the Medieval word, you will not find this book helpful.

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.

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Madeleine Pelner Cosman (December 4, 1937 – March 2, 2006) was a scholar, a policy analyst, an advocate, a prolific author, and a faculty member at City College of New York. As a medical lawyer, educator and health-care policy guru, she testified before Congress, wrote 15 books and buttressed conservative politicians' arguments against immigration. She was recruited by all these politicians to present ideas with coherence, logic and dramatic flair," her daughter said.

by Madeleine Pelner Cosman. This workbook defines some 4000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, and warfare and ceremony. A companion to medieval culture; the book also included geneal concepts central to medieval thinking, such as allegory, polyphony, and numerology.

Madeleine Pelner Cosman, a prominent writer, scholar and lecturer whose passion for . A longtime faculty member at the City College of New York, Ms. Cosman founded the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies there in 1968 and was its director for many years.

She was 68. The cause was complications of scleroderma, a chronic disease of the connective tissue, her family said. The institute closed in 1993, when Ms. Cosman retired.

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A landmark three-volume reference, Handbook to Life in the Medieval World looks at the medieval period from the .

Treating together the history, culture, economy, and societies of these three civilizations allows us to see clearly how closely intertwined their lives were, even at times of intense conflict and enmity.

Talk about Medieval Wordbook


JOGETIME
I bought this wordbook to be able to look up the Medieval word for something but it doesn't work that way. If you KNOW the medieval word, in some cases this book will give you the definition (though I was surprised at common terms that were omitted, like "rushlight" used extensively in the Middle Ages). If you know the English word for it, you will not be helped to find its Medieval equivalent.

What this book needs is a list of English words and then the Medieval equivalent with the definition. Like an English-Medieval dictionary that works both ways. If you don't know the Medieval word, you will not find this book helpful. I didn't. It was frustrating.
Nettale
For diehard medievalists who want to know all kinds of obscure and more commonplace historical words and their sources, I don't know if you can find better than this.
Cordabor
More good words and a must have for the medieval enthusiast. Find out what you're talking about.
Kulalas
As an aspiring author I wanted to use words common to the time period in which I chose to write. This book provides me with an overabundance of terms to weave into my medieval novel. Thank you!
Qudanilyr
I have always been fascinated by the medieval period. But recently I dove into many, many fictional novels about the time period and sometimes, as I read, I find myself confused by some of the terms. I recently bought another medieval reference book, but I found this one to be much better. I love the pictures and it has many more terms that I've been familiar with. This book has cleared up many things for me and I highly recommend it for all amateurs to the medieval period as I am.
jorik
Easy print to read - a big help!! hehee. A-Z of interesting medieval words, giving all sorts of little details that historical writers just love, though lacking dates of origin of the words.
Also, of interest to people just interested in the period.
A Must for any SCA-er!!!
Rit
As a writer of fantasy fiction, I found this book very helpful as a research tool in regard to words and terms that have fallen into disuse. A number of times I said, "So that's what that thing is called!" Also, as I flipped through the pages, I found terms that inspired new ideas in my novels.
The book is a compendium of theological and secular terms, both important to the time frame in which I write. A great overall resource!