Medieval Life

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2011 - Reference - 72 pages
Here is a unique and compelling introduction to the people and culture of the Middle Ages. Superb colour photographs of artefacts, costumes, furniture, and buildings brings daily life in Medieval Europe, from the end of the Dark Ages to the beginning of the Renaissance, vividly to life. See the illuminated chronicles kept by scholarly monks, discover which musical instruments were played, and find out how master craftworkers used their skills to decorate the great cathedrals. Learn how food was prepared and served at a great banquet, about the life of a peasant 'tied to the soil', the power of the Church, and the rise of trade guilds. Discover the magnificent tournaments of the royal court, the bustling streets of a developing town, how the feudal system worked, and what happened during the Inquisition. Explore medieval Europe - from life in a country manor to the streets of a developing town. This revised and updated interactive edition features a reference section and a giant wallchart to put up and display.

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This short book with its magazine-style layout is excellent for referencing short and concise info from medieval times. The illustrations are superb. Read full review

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The Eyewitness Medieval Life is a great learning tool for elementary to junior high students to learn about this prior time. The facts are presented in a non-threatening way and there are plenty of ... Read full review

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Established in 1974, DK publishes bestselling, award-winning and visually stunning reference books for adults and children and is fast becoming an internationally regarded content creator and provider across a wide range of media. DK is owned by media group Pearson PLC and is part of the Penguin Group and has offices in London, Melbourne, Munich, New Delhi, New York and Toronto.

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