Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Online offers an accessible yet engaging coverage of medieval European history and culture, c. 500-c. 1500, in a series of themed articles, taking an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Presenting a broad range of topics current in research, the encyclopedia is dedicated to all aspects of medieval life, organized in eight sections: Society; Faith and Knowledge; Literature; Fine Arts and Music; Economy; Technology; Living Environment and Conditions; and Historical Events and Regions. This thematic structure makes the encyclopedia a true reference work for Medieval Studies as a whole. It is accessible and concise enough for quick reference, while also providing a solid grounding in a new topic with a good level of detail, since many of its articles are longer than traditional encyclopedia entries. The encyclopedia is supported by an extensive bibliography, updated with the most recent works and adapted to suit the needs of an Anglophone audience.
Brill's Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Online is a unique work, and invaluable equally for research and for teaching. Anyone interested in the art, architecture, economy, history, language, law, literature, music, religion, or science of the Middle Ages, will find the encyclopedia an indispensible resource.
This is an English translation of the second edition (2013) of the well-known German-language Enzyklopädie des Mittelalters, published by Primus Verlag / Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
Anyone interested in the architecture, art, economy, history, language, law, literature, music, religion, or science of the Middle Ages
Gert Melville, Ph.D. (1971), Habilitation (1983), is Senior Professor of Medieval History at the University of Dresden, Germany, and Director of FOVOG, working on medieval monasticism, history of institutions and medieval historiography. He recently published
The World of Medieval Monasticism: Its History and Forms of Life (Cistercian Publications, 2016).
Martial Staub, Ph.D. (1997), Habilitation (2003), is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Sheffield, UK, working on medieval urban history, the Church, exile and intellectual history. He co-edited
The Making of Medieval History (Boydell and Brewer, 2016).