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Philippe de Mezieres and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century
Philippe de Mézières (1327-1405) was the quintessential man of all seasons of the fourteenth-century Mediterranean. A scholar, a soldier, a mystic, a man of affairs, a royal adviser and an incessant traveler around the Mediterranean, a prolific writer and an associate of religious orders, a champion of the crusade and no less an ardent advocate of peace in the West, a ...more
ebook, 536 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Brill Academic Publishers
(first published October 14th 2011)
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Not an easy read, but another excellent guide to understanding the period. I really do prefer to concentrate on a few people once I have an overview, on my way to getting some idea of the intellectual and ethical world in which they lived. This book was excellent for that, but not sure it would be anyone's everyday read.