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American Council of Learned Societies (New York, NY 10017-6706)
Joseph R. Strayer (Project Director: November 1976 to present)

Dictionary of the Middle Ages (500-1500)

To support a multi-volume Dictionary of the Middle Ages in alphabetized format covering biographies, definitions, and topical essays on the Latin West, the Slavic World, Byzantium and Islam.

To create a dictionary of the Middle Ages which will comprise 10 to 12 volumes covering the period 500-1500 A.D. The format will be that of a dictionary (A-Z) within each of 3 divisions —Biography, Definitions, and Topical Essays — with articles ranging from short biographies and definitions to essays of perhaps 10,000 words on major topics. There will be coverage of the Latin West, the Slavic World, Byzantium, and Islam (up to the border with Persia.)'

Project fields:
History, General; Medieval Studies

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Education Programs

Total amounts:
$379,172 (approved)
$370,931 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1977 – 6/30/1983