With sixteen full-color maps showing what the world was like from A.D. 500 to 1450, this book is sure to capture in the attention of students interested in knights and castles, Vikings, Crusades, the Aztecs, and the Incas. Each map shows the major sites associated with a particular medieval theme, with colorful picture icons revealing cities, palaces, religious buildings, farmers, traders, warriors, and much more. Additional feature spreads present in-depth information on the key topics of cathedrals and monasteries, Islamic culture, knights and castles, and the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. This atlas is the ideal companion to classroom study of medieval history or literature.
Because of this, I would only use this text as a supplemental introduction in a British Literature course. It does provide some excellent information about developments outside of the European region that could help students develop a worldview for this time period.