Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

Author: Liza Picard

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324002301

Category: History

Page: 368

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The Middle Ages re-created through the cast of pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales. Among the surviving records of fourteenth-century England, Geoffrey Chaucer’s poetry is the most vivid. Chaucer wrote about everyday people outside the walls of the English court—men and women who spent days at the pedal of a loom, or maintaining the ledgers of an estate, or on the high seas. In Chaucer’s People, Liza Picard transforms The Canterbury Tales into a masterful guide for a gloriously detailed tour of medieval England, from the mills and farms of a manor house to the lending houses and Inns of Court in London. In Chaucer’s People we meet again the motley crew of pilgrims on the road to Canterbury. Drawing on a range of historical records such as the Magna Carta, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Cookery in English, Picard puts Chaucer’s characters into historical context and mines them for insights into what people ate, wore, read, and thought in the Middle Ages. What can the Miller, “big…of brawn and eke of bones” tell us about farming in fourteenth-century England? What do we learn of medieval diets and cooking methods from the Cook? With boundless curiosity and wit, Picard re-creates the religious, political, and financial institutions and customs that gave order to these lives.
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Daily Life in Chaucer's England

Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng,Jeffrey L. Singman,Will McLean

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293757

Category: History

Page: 252

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Looks at life in England at the time of Chaucer, exploring housing, food, and entertainment
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Daily Life in Chaucer's England, 2nd Edition

Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng,Will Mclean

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359520

Category: History

Page: 328

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Experience the medieval world firsthand in this indispensable hands-on resource, and examine life as it was actually lived. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the living history movement, this volume allows readers to understand-and, if possible, recreate-what life was like for ordinary people in the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers will learn not only what types of games medieval Britons played, what clothes they wore, or what food they ate, but actual rules for games, clothing patterns, and recipes. Written with impeccable detail, this volume examines all aspects of life in medieval England, down to basic fundamentals like nutrition, waste management, and table manners. Parallel situations and quoted material from The Canterbury Tales draw direct connections to Chaucer's work. Student researchers will benefit from a multitude of resources, including primary source sidebars, a chapter on online resources and digital research, information on medieval reenactments, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, numerous illustrations, and a comprehensive print and nonprint bibliography of accessible sources. Supporting the world history curriculum and offering an interactive supplement to literature curricula, this volume is a must-have for students and interested readers. Detailed and meticulous, this volume examines all aspects of life in medieval England, down to basic fundamentals like nutrition, waste management, and table manners. Readers will explore, seasons, holidays and holy days, the prevalence and normalcy of death, the average workday, crafts and trade, decorating practices, and recreational activities like archery and falconry. Parallel situations and quoted material from The Canterbury Tales also draw direct connections to Chaucer's work.
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Daily Life in the Late Middle Ages

Author: R. H. Britnell

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750915878

Category: History

Page: 234

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What was life like in the towns and villages of medieval England? A group of experts bring together the results of their research to tell this story, from the time of Agincourt to the establishment of the Tudor monarchy.
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The Middle Ages

Everyday Life in Medieval Europe

Author: Jeffrey L. Singman

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454909057

Category: History

Page: 309

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An exploration of both private and public life in the Middle Ages covers material culture and the life cycle as well as daily experiences in villages, castles, monasteries, and towns.
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Daily Life in Medieval Europe

Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng,Jeffrey L. Singman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302732

Category: History

Page: 268

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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.
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 1: The Medieval Period - Second Edition

Volume 1: The Medieval Period

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770480872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 920

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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The second edition of volume one of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature includes considerably more of Langland's Pier’s Plowman than appears in the first edition, and includes for the first time the work of John Gower. Also new to the bound book component of the anthology is the York Crucifixion Play, and additional work by Chaucer. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology.
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Food in Medieval Times

Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321474

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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New light is shed on everyday life in the Middle Ages in Great Britain and continental Europe through this unique survey of its food culture. Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eat--the ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a person's status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here.
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Geoffrey Chaucer

Medieval Writer

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433350061

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. Through this intriguing biography, readers will learn about Chaucer's life as he took part in the Hundred Years War, worked for King Edward III, and went on to write the well-known collection, The Canterbury Tales. Featuring lively illustrations, fascinating facts and sidebars, easy-to-read text, an accommodating glossary, and helpful index, this book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.
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