A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society.

Author: Martyn Whittock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107664

Category: History

Page: 160

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Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life in this fascinating new portrait that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Thus we glimpse 11th-century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed.
Categories: History

Life in the Middle Ages

Life in the Middle Ages

This collection contains several hundred vivid literary pieces from the High and Later Middle Ages.

Author: George Gordon Coulton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 1068

View: 762

This collection contains several hundred vivid literary pieces from the High and Later Middle Ages.
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Life in the Middle Ages

Life in the Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or medieval period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

Author: Mikael Eskelner

Publisher: Cambridge Stanford Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 930

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or medieval period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period. In this long period of a thousand years there were all kinds of events and processes that were very different from each other, temporally and geographically differentiated, responding both to mutual influences with other civilizations and spaces and to internal dynamics. Many of them had a great projection towards the future, among others those that laid the foundations of the development of the subsequent European expansion, and the development of social agents who developed a predominantly rural-based society but witnessed the birth of an incipient urban life and a bourgeoisie that will eventually develop capitalism.
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Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: Paul B. Newman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786450527

Category: History

Page: 301

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Although life in the Middle Ages was not as comfortable and safe as it is for most people in industrialized countries today, the term “Dark Ages” is highly misleading. The era was not so primitive and crude as depictions in film and literature would suggest. Even during the worst years of the centuries immediately following the fall of Rome, the legacy of that civilization survived. This book covers diet, cooking, housing, building, clothing, hygiene, games and other pastimes, fighting and healing in medieval times. The reader will find numerous misperceptions corrected. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of collections of medieval art and artifacts and related sites across the United States and Canada so that readers in North America can see for themselves some of the matters discussed in the book. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Life in the Middle Ages

Life in the Middle Ages

Here, National Book Award winner Richard Winston explores life in the Middle Ages - from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries, beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire and ending with the dawn of the Renaissance.

Author: Richard Winston

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612309484

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 606

Here, National Book Award winner Richard Winston explores life in the Middle Ages - from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries, beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire and ending with the dawn of the Renaissance. In both countryside and cities, from the peasants to the bourgeoisie to the nobility, no aspect of life in this era is left unexplored.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Family Life in the Middle Ages

Family Life in the Middle Ages

Presents a history of the family during the Middle Ages, covering the transition from Roman times, the impact of religion, the physical environment, and the family in the West, in the Byzantine Empire, in the Islamic World, and in the ...

Author: Linda Elizabeth Mitchell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031333630X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 315

Presents a history of the family during the Middle Ages, covering the transition from Roman times, the impact of religion, the physical environment, and the family in the West, in the Byzantine Empire, in the Islamic World, and in the Jewish culture of the times.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

When we talk about the Middle Ages, we talk about a historical period that extends from the 5th century to the 15th century.

Author: Mikael Eskelner

Publisher: Cambridge Stanford Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 489

When we talk about the Middle Ages, we talk about a historical period that extends from the 5th century to the 15th century. Ten centuries of history that begins with the fall of the Roman Empire of the West, in the year 476 A.D. and that is terminated at the end of the fifteenth century, in 1492, with the discovery of the American continent. The Middle Ages was a period of European history that left deep traces on the continent. Marked by important historical events, the beginning and end of this period was marked by major cultural, political, religious, social and economic changes, becoming one of the most fascinating periods in history.
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Life in Medieval Times

Life in Medieval Times

A vivid portrait of life and times during the reign of Charlemagne and the advent of the Renaissance in Europe

Author: Marjorie Rowling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399502580

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 249

A vivid portrait of life and times during the reign of Charlemagne and the advent of the Renaissance in Europe
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The Solar Revolution

The Solar Revolution

... 2011), ISBN: 9780199587049 The Origin of Our Species, Chris Stringer (
Penguin, 2012), ISBN: 9780141037202 The ... Ian Mortimer (Bodley Head, 2012)
, ISBN: 9781847921147 A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages, Martyn
Whittock ...

Author: Steve McKevitt

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 292

It’s an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour’s worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet’s food and energy needs for an entire year. The Solar Revolution tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the ‘solar economy’, harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on ‘fossilised sunshine’ in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race’s complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today – chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically – before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Cecily Neville

Cecily Neville

Power, Eileen, The Wool Trade in English Medieval History (Ford Lectures, 1941)
. Pugh, T. B., 'Richard, Duke of York, and ... Whittock, Martyn, A Brief History of
Life in the Middle Ages (Robinson, 2009). Wilkinson, Josephine, Richard III: The
 ...

Author: Amy Licence

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445621326

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 737

Discover the true story of Richard III’s mother, one of her era’s great survivors
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The Medieval Church

The Medieval Church

The Church was the central institution of the European Middle Ages, and the foundation of medieval life.

Author: Joseph Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870531

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 256

The Church was the central institution of the European Middle Ages, and the foundation of medieval life. Professor Lynch's admirable survey (concentrating on the western church, and emphasising ideas and trends over personalities) meets a long-felt need for a single-volume comprehensive history, designed for students and non-specialists.
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Daily Life in Medieval Europe

Daily Life in Medieval Europe

An exploration of both private and public life in the Middle Ages covers society, the life cycle, material culture, life in villages, castles, monasteries, and towns, and the medieval world, plus games, food, and music.

Author: Jeffrey L. Singman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313302731

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 665

An exploration of both private and public life in the Middle Ages covers society, the life cycle, material culture, life in villages, castles, monasteries, and towns, and the medieval world, plus games, food, and music.
Categories: History

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine

... ISBN: 9781847921147 A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages, Martyn
Whittock (Robinson, 2009), ISBN: 9781845296858 A History of World Agriculture:
From the Neolithic Age to the Current Crisis, Marcel Mazoyer and Laurence
Roudart ...

Author: Steve McKevitt

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848315624

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 695

It’s an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour’s worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet’s food and energy needs for an entire year. Project Sunshine tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the ‘solar economy’, harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on ‘fossilised sunshine’ in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race’s complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today – chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically – before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Daily Life of the Jews in the Middle Ages

Daily Life of the Jews in the Middle Ages

Discusses daily life of Jews during the Middle Ages, examining such topics as education, marriage, synagogues, religous customs and observances, occupations, medicine, and literature.

Author: Norman Roth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031332865X

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 280

Discusses daily life of Jews during the Middle Ages, examining such topics as education, marriage, synagogues, religous customs and observances, occupations, medicine, and literature.
Categories: History

Daily Life in Portugal in the Late Middle Ages

Daily Life in Portugal in the Late Middle Ages

Oliveira Marques, however, has captured the vast spectrum of Portuguese daily life from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries The whole of medieval society is depicted, both on a national scale and, more important, society as it ...

Author: Antonio Henrique R. de Oliveira Marques

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299055841

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 307

Past studies of medieval Portugal have focused on such specific themes as political or administrative history and voyages of discovery. Oliveira Marques, however, has captured the vast spectrum of Portuguese daily life from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries The whole of medieval society is depicted, both on a national scale and, more important, society as it affected the individual in his everyday activities. Oliveira Marques gives us an engaging and original social history which examines customary meals, dress, homes, work, spiritual life, even ideas about courtship and love. Medieval Portuguese culture and education, amusements and funeral customs are all a part of this portrait.
Categories: History

Life on a Medieval Manor

Life on a Medieval Manor

Describes the activities on a medieval manor, including the role of peasants, farmers, tradespeople, women, and children.

Author: Marc Cels

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 0778713539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 422

Describes the activities on a medieval manor, including the role of peasants, farmers, tradespeople, women, and children.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life in a Medieval City

Life in a Medieval City

Medieval history comes alive in Frances and Joseph Gies’s Life in a Medieval City, used as a research resource by George R. R. Martin in creating the world of A Game of Thrones.

Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062016676

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 949

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Evoking every aspect of city life in the Middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The year is 1250 CE and the city is Troyes, capital of the county of Champagne and site of two of the cycle Champagne Fairs—the “Hot Fair” in August and the “Cold Fair” in December. European civilization has emerged from the Dark Ages and is in the midst of a commercial revolution. Merchants and money men from all over Europe gather at Troyes to buy, sell, borrow, and lend, creating a bustling market center typical of the feudal era. As the Gieses take us through the day-to-day life of burghers, we learn the customs and habits of lords and serfs, how financial transactions were conducted, how medieval cities were governed, and what life was really like for a wide range of people. For serious students of the medieval era and anyone wishing to learn more about this fascinating period, Life in a Medieval City remains a timeless work of popular medieval scholarship.
Categories: History

The Viking Blitzkrieg

The Viking Blitzkrieg

... London, 1979), p.55. 50 Translated by Elisabeth Okasha, in Watts et al, '
Kirkdale – The Inscriptions', Medieval Archaeology, 41 (1997), p.81. ... Late
AngloSaxon England', p.67. 60 Whittock, M., A Brief History of Life in the Middle
Ages, p.12.

Author: Hannah Whittock

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752497266

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 465

If the Viking Wars had not taken place, would there have been a united England in the tenth century? Martyn Whittock believes not, arguing that without them there would have been no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection, no Norman Conquest and no Domesday Book. All of these features of English history were the products, or by-products, of these conflicts and the threat of Scandinavian attack. The wars and responses to them accelerated economic growth; stimulated state formation and an assertive sense of an English national identity; created a hybrid Anglo-Scandinavian culture that spread beyond the so-called Danelaw; and caused an upheaval in the ruling elite. By looking at the entire period of the wars and by taking a holistic view of their political, economic, social and cultural effects, their many-layered impact can at last be properly assessed.
Categories: History

Jewish Life in the Middle Ages

Jewish Life in the Middle Ages

This classic work of scholarship illustrates the richness, complexity, and fullness of medieval Jewish life.

Author: Israel Abrahams

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827605428

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 865

This classic work of scholarship illustrates the richness, complexity, and fullness of medieval Jewish life. Readers will discover how much was hidden from the inquisitive and often hostile gaze of Christian Europe. Israel Abrahams vividly details the customs, manners, and mores, and delves into the social culture of Jewish life at this time.
Categories: History