A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town
Few books have captured the atmosphere of daily medieval life as well or as movingly as A Fool and his Money. Rodez, in southern France, was divided for centuries by a fued between two masters. This partitioned town thus acquired two distinct cultures. The story focuses on the strange case of Peyre Marques, a merchant who forgets where he has buried his gold. To read A Fool and his Money is like opening a shutter on to a sunlit medieval street teeming with characters, talk and noise. all coloured with the vibrancy of truth.
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A fool and his money: life in a partitioned town in fourteenth-century FranceUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Wroe, a writer for the Economist and author of Lives, Lies, and the Iran Contra Affair (LJ 9/1/91), offers a highly personal but soundly researched historical reconstruction, based on local court ... Read full review
Review: A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Town in Fourteenth-Century FranceUser Review - Walt - Goodreads
The basic premise is fascinating: using a legal drama to describe an era. In this case, Wroe selected to describe 14th Century Rodez, a town in Southern France that endured conflicting loyalties ... Read full review