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Medieval Life (DK Eyewitness Books): Andrew Langley
Medieval Life (DK Eyewitness Books)
Author: Andrew Langley
Publisher: DK Publishing
Publication date: 2011
ISBN: 9780756682828
Number of pages: 74
Format / Quality: PDF
Size: 13.72MB
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. *Now reissued with a CD and wall chart! Eyewitness: Medieval Life gives the reader an in-depth look at life from the end of the Dark Ages to the Renaissance in the 15th century, in both the town and the country, and for the peasants as well as the aristocracy. Featuring artifacts, costumes, furniture, and historical illustrations, Medieval Life is a unique and compelling introduction to the people and culture of the Middle Ages.

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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