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Life in a Medieval City,9780060908805

Life in a Medieval City

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9780060908805

ISBN10:
0060908807
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/8/2010
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Invaluable book  April 19, 2011
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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.






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Summary

"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
23(11)
A Burgher's Home
34(12)
A Medieval Housewife
46(12)
Childbirth and Children
58(10)
Weddings and Funerals
68(8)
Small Business
76(22)
Big Business
98(11)
The Doctor
109(11)
The Church
120(15)
The Cathedral
135(19)
School and Scholars
154(12)
Books and Authors
166(17)
The New Theater
183(7)
Disasters
190(9)
Town Government
199(12)
The Champagne Fair
211(13)
After 1250 224(6)
Genealogy of the Counts of Champagne 230(2)
Notes 232(14)
Bibliography 246(17)
Index 263


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