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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Paul Wood, Charles Harrison
Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan
Gary P. Leupp
Daughter Am I
Pat Bertram
Sharon Kay Penman
Silver Bullet (Falls Chance Ranch #4)
Ranger, Rolf
Medieval Art - Veronica Sekules This book is mistitled, and illustrates the problem of narrowing this period of time down so one doesn't have an 1100 page book. While the book spans the medieval period it also includes early Christian, Gothic and early Renaissance references. More accurately, it should be understood as an anthology of themes that bridges approx. 1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D. The ongoing pedagogical argument of chronology versus geography versus theme is evident here, and while I agree that mere chronology or geography is myopic, thematic-based titles require a foundation from the reader in order to be understood. Therefore, I stand by initial statement about this book: As introductory books go this is fine though the thematic approach rather than chronological might be more difficult to grasp for those with less background knowledge. Those with the knowledge might not find enough meat.