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Gne Fairs the “Hot Fair” in August and the “Cold Fair” in December European civilization has emerged from the Dark Ages in a Medieval eBook #10003 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 Life in a Medieval City is an educational nonfiction book It covered all aspects of city life in the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe The focus was mainly on what life was like in Troyes France but the authors also compared Troyes to various other European citiesThe content was technical as in serious research rather than interesting trivia but the writing wasn t dry I liked the depth of information and the uotes from documents written at that time There were some black and white photos illustrations and maps including one of Troyes in 1250 ADThe book covered what a burgher s home was like what life was like for the housewife childbirth and children weddings and funerals small and large businesses the doctor the church the cathedral schools and scholars books and authors and poets theater disasters including flood famine plagues and war how the town government worked and the Champagne Fairs held in Troyes and other townsOverall I found this book very interesting and informative I d recommend it to anyone wanting to know the details about what life was like in a European city in the 12th and 13th centuries

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Life in a Medieval City a Medieval eBook #180 evokes every aspect of city life in the Middle Ages by depicting in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries The time Life in Epubis AD and the city is Troyes capital of the county of Champagne and site of two of the cycle Champa Life in a medieval city describes the lifeways and material culture and laws of the city of Troyes in the high middle ages I can imagine for people above a certain social station life might be tolerable that seems always the case Gives a look at the texture of life in the times

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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 peopleFor serious students of the medieval era and anyone wishing to learn about this fascinating perio I don t understand how this book doesn t have an overall rating of at least 4 stars Having a general obsession with Eleanor of Auitaine I am pretty aware of what life was like for the royals but I can t say I knew what life was like for the average city dweller This book allowed me to truly lose myself in the year of 1250 in the up and coming city of Troyes as I a normal person of the time as I navigated through the local customs laws and every day life When eating dinner I would share a bowl of water to wash my hands with my neighbor and we would have no soap available to us Having to share a glass as well I would have to remember to wipe my mouth before each sip If I had the unfortunate experience of committing a crime I would have a burger a wealthy land owing male hear my case Whatever he decided would be my fate If found guilty I would likely be put to death since there is no prison available to me I found myself hoping I wasn t the poorest of the poor The burgers seem open to bribes and my chances of not being killed go considerably if I am able to hand over some cash Being a woman I wondered what sort of personal freedom I would have It sounds like women had rights than I imagined Life was hard for everyone in 1250 but it seems if my husband abused me I might go ahead and abuse him right back Women had roles in the church as lawyers and got a fairly good education for 1250 Having children was a bit trickier than I would like The midwives thought whispering spells into your ear was an actual medical procedure Cesareans were out of the uestion unless you were already dead I cannot believe this was written in 1969 I felt as if an author could have written this today Thoroughly enjoyable


10 thoughts on “Life in a Medieval City

  1. says:

    Anything written in a book has a certain sacredness all the established authors are authorities and all are time

  2. says:

    Understandably a classic of social history I enjoyed learning that in 13th century Europe pepper was was so expensive though not the most expensive of spices available those were saffron and cinnamon that pepper sellers wo

  3. says:

    Life in a medieval city describes the lifeways and material culture and laws of the city of Troyes in the high middle ages I can imagine for people above a certain social station life might be tolerable that seems always the case Giv

  4. says:

    Life in a Medieval City is an educational nonfiction book It covered all aspects of city life in the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe The focus was mainly on what life was like in Troyes France but the authors also compared Troyes to various other European citiesThe content was technical as in serious research

  5. says:

    The modern mind is very susceptible to viewing the past as wholly different and worse from the present We have all absorbed narratives of supposed progress that rely on painting the past in the grimmest light possible But the daily lives of most people were not that different and not less happy at any given point in the human past than they

  6. says:

    This book is a delight Despite a contemporaneous blurb on the cover by George RR Martin LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY along with its cousins LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE and LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE all by the husband and wife team Frances and Joseph

  7. says:

    This is another outstanding addition to a captivating series for any history buff or beginner historian Taking the reader through a 'typical' m

  8. says:

    I don't understand how this book doesn't have an overall rating of at least 4 stars Having a general obsession with Eleanor of Auitaine I am pretty aware of what life was like for the royals but I can't say I knew

  9. says:

    I came across this in our basement it was from one of Stephanie's classes at Alma College Fairly interesting and uick read I liked how it was organized by topic A Medieval Housewife Small Business The Doctor and Disasters to name a few Most interesting to me were A Burgher's Home and The Doctor This book gave me a greater appreciation for how difficult life was and included details that get glossed over in e

  10. says:

    Here are some fun medieval superstitionsFor a good harvest sprinkle the ashes of a redhead on your fields Cremated gingers practically guarantee a bumper crop And the next time you see a condemned criminal being marched to the gallows try to touch him It’s good luck The I read about the middle ages the I get the impression that it was a society composed of children There’s an anecdote in this book about a wedding reception wh

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