Medieval Life

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Be an eyewitness to medieval Europe -- see what life was really like in the royal court, a country manor, and the bustling streets of a developing town. See which musical instruments were played. Find out about medieval arts and crafts. Discover what happened during the Inquisition.

An illustrated look at various aspects of life in medieval Europe, covering everyday life, religion, royalty, and more.

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Overview

Be an eyewitness to medieval Europe -- see what life was really like in the royal court, a country manor, and the bustling streets of a developing town. See which musical instruments were played. Find out about medieval arts and crafts. Discover what happened during the Inquisition.

An illustrated look at various aspects of life in medieval Europe, covering everyday life, religion, royalty, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8Like most of the books in this series, this introduction to the Middle Ages gives a clear picture of life and the times through a combination of brief text and an abundance of high-quality pictures with descriptive and informative captions. Beginning with an overview of the period and its societal structure, the book deals with various aspects of daily life among the different levels of society, the role and influence of religion, jobs, culture and the arts, health and disease, and a look forward to the coming Renaissance. All topics are covered in a double-page spread. The result is a clear, interestingly presented overview of medieval life. Details in the pictures such as an underlayer of clothing or the use of a variety of knives will intrigue children and help them gain a sense of life during this period. The excellent illustrations combine art reproductions and drawings and photographs of various objects. Children will find much to interest them here and the format encourages browsing; however, the visual and written information make this title also useful for reports and projects.Jane Gardner Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756682828
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,451,921
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Middle Ages 6
Medieval society 8
A peasant's life 10
Tied to the soil 12
Running a manor 14
A medieval home 16
From kitchen to table 18
Medieval women 22
The great barons 24
The royal court 26
The medieval soldier 28
The Church 30
Building a cathedral 32
The art of decoration 34
Holy orders 36
Life in a monastery 38
The written word 40
Saints and pilgrims 42
The Islamic world 44
Trade and commerce 46
Life in the town 48
The guild masters 50
The stonemasons 52
Fairs and feast days 54
Medieval music 56
Plays and parades 58
Death and disease 60
The birth of a new age 62
Did you know? 64
Who's who? 66
Find out more 68
Glossary 70
Index 72
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    I am an adult and I love the eyewitness books. I learn so much and the illustrations are great. It helps me picture medieval life batter than any history book ever could. Such a great series of books! Great for kids and adults!

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