Anno's Medieval World

by Mitsumasa Anno

Hardcover, 1990

Status

Available

Local notes

940.1 Ann

Barcode

6175

Publication

Philomel (1990), Edition: Reprint, 49 pages

Description

Discusses how medieval people viewed the world before it was widely understood and accepted that the world is round and rotates around the sun.

Awards

Gouden Griffel (Zilveren — 1981)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

49 p.; 9.96 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member cnb
A hopeless muddle. The book perpetuates the old myth that medieval people believed the earth was flat, and that Columbus sailed to show otherwise. It states that medieval people believed God moved the celestial spheres "and so put an end to questions"; this is both false and slanted. It imagines
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that witch hunts were characteristic of medieval society (whereas in fact they were an early modern phenomenon).

The illustrations are nice, but not really up to Anno's standards.
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Pages

49

Rating

½ (8 ratings; 3.8)
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