A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town
To read it is like opening a shutter onto a sunlit medieval street teeming with characters, talk and noise.
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 feud 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.
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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
Review: A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Town in Fourteenth-Century FranceUser Review - Margaret Sankey - Goodreads
Engaging micro-history using a 14th century court case to examine the everyday workings of a town divided between the Black Prince and the Count of Armagnac, the mental decline of an elderly merchant ... Read full review