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Children and Games in the Middle Ages

Children and Games in the Middle Ages

by Lynne Elliott

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Children's Literature
What did children wear, what did they eat, what did they play, and how did they keep clean are among the questions answered in this book. Children generally wore the same sort of clothing as the adults in the family. Games were often educational, teaching children knowledge or skills they would need as they grew up. For instance, the book says one purpose of chess was to teach children about different people's roles in society. The book discusses the lifestyles of peasant children, town children, and noble children and tells what sort of education may (or may not) have been available. After a segment on the church, a segment on holidays explains how the word evolved from the term, holy days or special celebrations in the Christian church. Many terms are defined as they occur in the text. Others, printed in boldface, are defined in a glossary. The book with its Florentine-bordered parchment-look pages has many illustrations that appear to be from the Middle Ages. The book includes a time line, and an index. There is no bibliography. 2004, Crabtree Publishing Company, Ages 7 to 14.
—Janet Crane Barley

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Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Medieval World Series
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
IG1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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