The Renaissance 101
By Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw
For more than 20 years, Rick Steves' Europe 101 — written for smart people who slept through their history and art classes before they knew they were going to Europe — has been an invaluable resource for travelers. We decided it was time to spruce up this old standard, so this summer our staff has been hard at work doing a complete overhaul of Europe 101. When the new edition comes out this winter, you'll find even more insightful, irreverent, and engaging coverage of Europe's history and art, plus hundreds of full-color pictures.
Here's a preview of images and captions from the Middle Ages chapters of the new Europe 101. Be sure to check out all Europe 101 Slideshows.