EBOOK Life in a Medieval Village

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Life in a Medieval Village
  • Frances Gies
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780060920463

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Free read Life in a Medieval Village é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Sh East Midlands the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony Though the main focus is on Elton c 1300 the Gieses supply enlightening historical context. A case study and social history of the Medieval village Seems like a fairly robust pattern Not that I would want to live it but it seems fairly stable as opposed to liuid modernity which is fun but less stable

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Free read Life in a Medieval Village é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free On the origin development and decline of the European village itself an invention of the Middle AgesMeticulously researched Life in a Medieval Village is a remarkable account that illustrates the captivating world of the Middle Ages and demonstrates what it was like to live during a fascinating and often misunderstood e. Have you ever read the Bible Not just the interesting parts but really tried to read the whooollee thing Then some of the boring parts of this book will seem very familiar to you Detailed accounts of laws and who begot who and what the fines were for very specific amounts of landLife in a Medieval Village can be a trying read at times but the little nuggets of interesting information help carry the reader through I would have preferred a narrative history than this format which at times feels very much like lists of information organized into paragraph form I really hate for my non fiction to read like a college research paper and there s a lot of that happening in this bookParticularly baffling was their system of defining obscure terms Often you would encounter a word two or three times before they decided to define it Why not define it the first time it appeared I suspect shoddy editing and while the glossary in the back helped it was certainly incompleteIf you are a dedicated reader of medieval history this book will serve you well If you just have a dabbling interest and don t want to get bogged down in minutiae look elsewhere Johannes Cabal the Necromancer you ever read the Bible Not just the interesting parts but really tried to read the whooollee thing Then some of the boring parts of this book will seem very familiar to Academia Obscura you Detailed accounts of laws and who begot who and what the fines were for very specific amounts of landLife in a Medieval Village can be a trying read at times but the little nuggets of interesting information help carry the reader through I would have preferred a narrative history than this format which at times feels very much like lists of information organized into paragraph form I really hate for my non fiction to read like a college research paper and there s a lot of that happening in this bookParticularly baffling was their system of defining obscure terms Often Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book you would encounter a word two or three times before they decided to define it Why not define it the first time it appeared I suspect shoddy editing and while the glossary in the back helped it was certainly incompleteIf Il rogo di Berlino you are a dedicated reader of medieval history this book will serve The Nightingale Girls you well If A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi you just have a dabbling interest and don t want to get bogged down in minutiae look elsewhere

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Free read Life in a Medieval Village é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villagesThis new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies paints a lively convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages Focusing on the village of Elton in the Engli. Out of the three books in the Life in a series by Gies Life in a Medieval Village seems the most informed as well as having been written with the most heart and loveAll three are collaborations between Frances and Joseph Gies who wrote numerous books together as well as on their own about the Middle Ages period Village came out in the 90s while the other two in this particular series City and Castle were published in the late 60s and early 70s respectively They suffer in comparison to the later volume where the information bubbles forth and the writing flows freely Is this a case of time offering scientific evidence or the authors own evolving education Perhaps both It should be noted that this book focuses on one village and it being English much of the historical influence and the details garnered are inevitably skewed thusly If memory serves City focuses on a city in France so there is some slight variation in the series Here is a little taste of the book from just about right off top The village that the Anglo Saxons called Aethelintone or Aethelington or Adelintune known in the thirteenth century with further spelling variations as Aylington and today as Elton was one of the thousands of peasant communities scattered over the face of Europe and the British Isles in the high Middle Ages sheltering than 90 percent of the total population the ancestors of most Europeans and North Americans alive todayAll year round from morning to night the absolute minutia of the peasant s daily life is delved into work play prayer crime punishment marriage death and taxes Those last five items are why we know so much about the people of this time and place for records were kept and have survived to show who did what to whom when and how much it cost them being the all important bottom line By the end you feel somewhat attached to the people of Elton I nearly called them long suffering people But that notion of the Medieval peasant s impossibly difficult life must be put to rest Certainly they busted their rumps than we do today from a physical standpoint but if it were ungodly impossible and lords so tyrannically unjust as often portrayed in fiction would any of them have lasted through it all No there were respites such as holidays aplenty The authors give a well balanced account that probably gets a little closer to the truth than what we ve been led to believeYes all this information could be garnered onlineand perhaps you can trust what you happen upon For novelists or even students doing school reports this is a solidly factual gem of a resource If you re a fantasy or historical fiction fan interested in this era Life in a Medieval Village may be the most enjoyable textbook styled book you ll ever read