Terry Jones' Medieval Lives / Edition 1

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Overview

Famous for lampooning the medieval world in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages. In Terry Jones' Medieval Lives, his mission is to rescue the Middle Ages from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. Behind the stereotypes of "damsels in distress" and "knights in shining armor," there are wonderfully human stories that bring the period to life. Terry will start with the medieval archetypes—the Knight, Peasant, Damsel, Monk, Outlaw, King, Merchant, and Physician—and in the course of unravelling their role and function will introduce a host of colorful real-life characters, recreating their world by visiting key locations.

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Renowned for lampooning the schoolboy view of the medieval world in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones is also regarded as a true connoisseur of the Middle Ages. In this lavish volume, he slays the dragons of cliché and platitude.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780563522751
  • Publisher: B B C Worldwide Americas
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 520,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Peasant 16
Minstrel 40
Outlaw 70
Monk 100
Philosopher 132
Knight 160
Damsel 190
King 218
Bibliography 248
Acknowledgements 252
Index 253
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    I found it dull.

    Kind of boring, in my opinion. Not very funny..
    But I guess it's more interesting than textbook stuff. Not my favorite.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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