Anthony Bale A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages

Sunday 29 October 2023

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From the bustling bazaars of Tabriz to the mysterious island of Caldihe where sheep were said to grow on trees, the Professor of Medieval Studies at Birkbeck brings history alive – inviting you to travel across a medieval world punctuated with miraculous wonders and long-lost landmarks. Journeying alongside scholars, spies and saints, from western Europe to the Far East, the Antipodes and the ends of the world, this is no ordinary travel guide, containing everything from profane pilgrim badges, Venetian laxatives and flying coffins to encounters with bandits and trysts with princesses.

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