Daily Life in Medieval Times: A Vivid, Detailed Account of Birth, Marriage and Death; Food, Clothing and Housing; Love and Labor in Europe of the Middle Ages

Daily Life in Medieval Times: A Vivid, Detailed Account of Birth, Marriage and Death; Food, Clothing and Housing; Love and Labor in Europe of the Middle Ages

by Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
     
 

Daily Life in Medieval Times is a fully-illustrated edition of the classic and popular books of history and anthropology by Frances and Joseph Gies - Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval City and Life in a Medieval Village.

This book takes readers into the fascinating world of medieval life through historic pictures, period illustrations and detailed

Overview

Daily Life in Medieval Times is a fully-illustrated edition of the classic and popular books of history and anthropology by Frances and Joseph Gies - Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval City and Life in a Medieval Village.

This book takes readers into the fascinating world of medieval life through historic pictures, period illustrations and detailed text that describes everything from castle-storming techniques to villagers' hair styles.

Three real medieval places - a castle in Chepstow on the Welsh border, the city of Troyes in the country of Champagne and the village of Elton in the English East Midlands - are the jumping - off point for this thorough exploration of 13th and 14th century life in Europe.

The authors use recent archeloogical discoveries and historic and contemporary documents in conjunction with diagrams and dramatic photographs to give readers a full understanding of what it was truly like to live 700 years ago.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Compiles the Gies' three books , and to provide a broad social history of 14th-century Europe. They draw from both literary and archaeological sources. The illustrations, though plentiful and colorful, remain subordinate to the text. The chapters retain their original numbers, but the pages and index have been combined. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579120696
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.39(d)

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