National Geographic : 1969 Dec
LMatchless Panorama SV/edieval imes Relive the thousand decisive years be tween the fall of Rome and the discovery of America in this magnificent new book from National Geographic. Come with us to the fabled lands of medieval Europe! To its feu dal castles and walled cities ... its ancient ports, shrines of faith, and Cru sader battlegrounds. See them as never before in brilliant Geographic color, and in the vivid prose of this volume. Thunder across the face of Europe with Huns, Goths, Van dals. Relive a dra matic turning point in history! See Constan tinople - a new Rome founded in the East. Watch Chris tianity emerge from the cata combs, and Islam spring from the burn ing sands of the Arabian desert. Follow Charlemagne as he builds an empire that stretches from the Pyrenees to the Elbe. Ride on the prow of a Viking longboat, raiding and trading from London to Con stantinople. Meet a Viking descendant, William the Conqueror, whose reign changed the destiny of both the Old and New Worlds! Capture the spirit of medie val faith in majestic cathedrals, in pil grimages, and in the great Cru sades. Enter t mthe romantic realm of King SArthur, Beowulf, el Cid. See how Richard the Lion heart's thirst for glory nearly bank rupted the English treasury! Share the finest hour of the age of chivalry with Joan of Arc... as she defeats the English at Orleans. See feudalism yield to nationalism as Hansa merchants build empires of trade, and help set the stage for the Renaissance. THE AGE OF CHIVALRY 378 pages fully indexed, aglow with 401 color photo graphs, paintings, and maps, including the entire Bayeux Tapestry-brings you the most complete color coverage ever published of the Middle Ages. An out standing investment for the whole fami ly. Order your first-edition copy now. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Name Department 60, Washington, D. C . 20036 Please send me copies of The Age Address of Chivalry and bill me just $11.95 per copy plus postage and handling. City, State Zip Code United Kingdom members may obtain the Society's publications from its office at 4 Curzon Place, Mayfair, London, W.1 .