DK Eyewitness Books: Medieval Life: Discover Medieval Europe—from Life in a Country Manor to the Streets of a Growing Town

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Penguin, Apr 18, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
The Middle Ages ran from the end of the Dark Ages to the Renaissance in the 15th century. Eyewitness Medieval Life gives the reader an in-depth look at life during that era, in both the town and the country, and for the peasants as well as the aristocracy. Discover the hardships of life on the land, and the magnificent tournaments of the royal court. Learn how food was prepared and served at a great banquet. See the illuminated chronicles kept by scholarly monks and how master craftworkers used their skills to decorate the great cathedrals. Featuring artifacts, costumes, furniture, and historical illustrations, Medieval Life is a unique and compelling introduction to the people and culture of the Middle Ages
 

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Contents

8 Medieval society
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10 A peasants life
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12 Tied to the soil
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14 Running a manor
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16 A medieval home
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18 From kitchen to table
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22 Medieval women
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24 The great barons
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44 The Islamic world
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46 Trade and commerce
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48 Life in the town
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50 The guild masters
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52 The stonemasons
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54 Fairs and feast days
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56 Medieval music
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58 Plays and parades
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26 The royal court
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28 The medieval soldier
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30 The Church
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32 Building a cathedral
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34 The art of decoration
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36 Holy orders
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38 Life in a monastery
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40 The written word
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42 Saints and pilgrims
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60 Death and disease
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62 The birth of a new age
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64 Did you know?
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66 Whos who?
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68 Find out more
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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