Europe in the Middle Ages
by I. L. Plunket
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1922
Number of pages: 446
The history of Mediaeval Europe is so vast a subject that the attempt to deal with it in a small compass must entail either severe compression or what may appear at first sight reckless omission. I venture to claim for the present book a pioneer path of 'omission'.
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