This book shows students how to find, evaluate, organize and use evidence on key topics about Medieval Europe, such as the Crusades, the growth of towns and cities, the Black Death, and the Inquisition. There's advice on planning and recording research, on skimming, scanning, and note-taking, on interpreting illustrations, and on understanding the potentially confusing language of the period. There's extensive reference to sources, including original documents, maps and tangible evidence (such as buildings and artifacts), and a wide range of worked examples and graphic organizers.
Stewart Ross taught at all levels in Britain, the USA, the Middle East, and Sri Lanka before becoming a full-time writer. He has published novels for adults and works of fiction for children, as well as over 200 non-fiction books. His books have been translated into around 20 languages. Stewart visits schools, colleges, and universities in Britain, France, and elsewhere to talk about writing and pass on his passion for words.