A Short Medieval Reader contains the essential primary sources for exploring the Middle Ages in depth. Designed to both complement the sixth edition of A Short History of the Middle Ages and be used on its own, this book provides comprehensive readings ranging from Iceland to Egypt and from England to Iraq.
Each source is clearly dated, and its original language is specified to remind students of the extraordinary diversity that existed in the Middle Ages. Introductions to each source supply the necessary context and are followed by questions to guide the reader. Annotations and explanations are provided. A Short Medieval Reader offers a feast for inquiring minds, priced for a student's budget.