Life on a Mediaeval Barony: A Picture of a Typical Feudal Community in the Thirteenth Century

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Biblo & Tannen Publishers, Apr 1, 1990 - History - 414 pages
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I know it's probably less fancy than the dry history, but I really liked the way Davis describes all the aspects of the medieval life. Granted, most of the attention was given to the Baron and his ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Page I The Fief of St Aliquis Its History and Denizens
1
The Castle of St Aliquis Page xiv
4
The Castle of St Aliquis
16
Typical Castle of the Middle Ages
17
View of the Court and the Donjon
25
Upper Hall of the Donjon
31
A Thirteenthcentury Bed
39
How the Castle Wakes Baronial Hospitality
41
A Knight of the Thirteenth Century 198
198
The Tourney
208
Knightly Combat on Foot Page
219
A Baronial Feud The Siege of a Castle
224
A Catapult 236
236
A Great Feudal BattleBouvines
241
The Life of the Peasants
253
Group of Peasants and of Shepherds 255
255

Games and Diversions Falconry and Hunting The Baronesss Garden
51
A Game of Chess
54
Noble Holding a Falcon in Each Hand
61
The Family of the Baron Life of the Women
70
Coiffure of a Noblewoman
71
Cradle
81
The Matter of Clothes A Feudal Wedding
88
A King in the Twelfth Century Wearing Pellison
90
Costume of a Nobleman
96
Cookery and Mealtimes
113
Cooks 114
114
Servants Bringing the Food to the Table 123
123
The Jongleurs and Secular Literature and Poetry
132
Thirteenthcentury Harp 139
139
The Feudal Relationship Doing Homage
146
Banner of the Thirteenth Century Page
147
Justice and Punishments
159
The Education of a Feudal Nobleman
176
Costume of a Nobleman Thirteenth Century
177
Maneuvering with a Lance in the Thirteenth Century
185
Feudal Weapons and Horses Dubbing a Knight
189
German Helmets of the Thirteenth Century 192
192
A Laborer Thirteenth Century 264
264
Charity Care of the Sick Funerals
275
A Leper Page
278
A Thirteenthcentury Doctor 281
284
Popular Religion Pilgrimages Super stitions Relic Worship
286
A Shrine in the Form of an Altar Thirteenth Century
299
Buildings Organization An IllRuled Abbey
312
View of an Abbey of the Thirteenth Century
313
A Benedictine Monk Thirteenth Century
320
Chapter Page
330
A Piece of Furniture Serving as a Seat and a Reading
335
Aspect
343
Industry and Trade in Pontdebois
357
Cloth Merchants 358
358
Moneychangers Chartres 365
365
The Lord Bishop The Canons The Parish
373
Episcopal Throne of the Thirteenth Century
374
A Deacon Thirteenth Century 388
388
The Cathedral and Its Builders
393
Thirteenthcentury Window in the Cathedral of Chartres
400
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