London: Simpkin Marshall, Ltd, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Pea soup green cloth. Plates. viii, 552p. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some foxing, especially on page edges. Top and bottom of spine show light signs of shelf wear. Otherwise a clean and tight book in very good condition. Item #132115
Historical sketches of monks, hermits, recluses, pilgrims, secular clergy, minstrels, knights, and merchants of the middle ages. Cutts writes, "We do not aim in these chapters at writing general history, or systematic treatises. Our business is to give a series of sketches of mediaeval life and mediaeval characters, looked at especially from the artist's point of view." Though dated, the book will give valuable insight into the look and character of the middle ages in a way a strict analysis might not. Valuable to those curious about the medieval period and to scholars interested in the historiographical presentation of the medieval period by later historians and writers.