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Life in a Medieval City



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HarperCollins Publications

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Invaluable book  April 19, 2011

It's a brilliant and carefully detailed textbook on how the everyday routine rolled around the 11th century in the city of Troyes in France. The authors touch basically all aspects of life in a medieval city: commercial, religious, everyday tasks, challenges and difficulties, education, military defense, you name it. I highly recommend it for students, researchers, and history lovers, a look at day-to-day life in a rarely explored era. It's also a cheap textbook and invaluable, you must read it.

Life in a Medieval City: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


"Life in a Medieval City" is an educational nonfiction book. It covers all aspects of city life in the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe. The focus is mainly on what life was like in Troyes, France, but the authors also compare Troyes to various other European cities.

The book covers what a burgher's home was like, what life was like for the housewife, childbirth and children, weddings and funerals, small and large businesses, the doctor, the church, the cathedral, schools and scholars, books and authors (and poets), theater, disasters (including flood, famine, plagues, and war), how the town government worked, and the Champagne Fairs held in Troyes and other towns.

For students, researchers, and history lovers, a look at day-to-day life in a rarely explored era. "About life and death, midwives and funerals, business, books and authors, and town government."-Choice

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(22)
Troyes: 1250
A Burgher's Home
A Medieval Housewife
Childbirth and Children
Weddings and Funerals
Small Business
Big Business
The Doctor
The Church
The Cathedral
School and Scholars
Books and Authors
The New Theater
Town Government
The Champagne Fair
After 1250 224(6)
Genealogy of the Counts of Champagne 230(2)
Notes 232(14)
Bibliography 246(17)
Index 263

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