Life in a Medieval Village (PDF)

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Life in a Medieval Village
  • Frances Gies
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 9780060920463

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Frances Gies ✓ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY ☆ Life in a Medieval Village The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villagesThis new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies paints a lively convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages Focusing on the village of Elton in the Engli. Out of the three books in the Life in a series by Gies Life in a Medieval Village seems the most informed as well as having been written with the most heart and loveAll three are collaborations between Frances and Joseph Gies who wrote numerous books together as well as on their own about the Middle Ages period Village came out in the 90s while the other two in this particular series City and Castle were published in the late 60s and early 70s respectively They suffer in comparison to the later volume where the information bubbles forth and the writing flows freely Is this a case of time offering scientific evidence or the authors own evolving education Perhaps both It should be noted that this book focuses on one village and it being English much of the historical influence and the details garnered are inevitably skewed thusly If memory serves City focuses on a city in France so there is some slight variation in the series Here is a little taste of the book from just about right off top The village that the Anglo Saxons called Aethelintone or Aethelington or Adelintune known in the thirteenth century with further spelling variations as Aylington and today as Elton was one of the thousands of peasant communities scattered over the face of Europe and the British Isles in the high Middle Ages sheltering than 90 percent of the total population the ancestors of most Europeans and North Americans alive todayAll year round from morning to night the absolute minutia of the peasant s daily life is delved into work play prayer crime punishment marriage death and taxes Those last five items are why we know so much about the people of this time and place for records were kept and have survived to show who did what to whom when and how much it cost them being the all important bottom line By the end you feel somewhat attached to the people of Elton I nearly called them long suffering people But that notion of the Medieval peasant s impossibly difficult life must be put to rest Certainly they busted their rumps than we do today from a physical standpoint but if it were ungodly impossible and lords so tyrannically unjust as often portrayed in fiction would any of them have lasted through it all No there were respites such as holidays aplenty The authors give a well balanced account that probably gets a little closer to the truth than what we ve been led to believeYes all this information could be garnered onlineand perhaps you can trust what you happen upon For novelists or even students doing school reports this is a solidly factual gem of a resource If you re a fantasy or historical fiction fan interested in this era Life in a Medieval Village may be the most enjoyable textbook styled book you ll ever read The Killer Across the Table lively convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages Focusing on the village of Elton in the Engli. 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Frances Gies ✓ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY ☆ Life in a Medieval Village On the origin development and decline of the European village itself an invention of the Middle AgesMeticulously researched Life in a Medieval Village is a remarkable account that illustrates the captivating world of the Middle Ages and demonstrates what it was like to live during a fascinating and often misunderstood e. Enjoyed my re read and whereas from my review below I was annoyed by some of the minute details the first time I read this book I didn t feel that way the second time so increase my rating to four stars from three Funny how time and I guess knowledge of the period helps you to appreciate the research of the authors and the fact they do include such facts This is the third book in the Gies series on medieval life and I have to admit that while I really enjoyed aspects of it learning the differences between a seneschal reeve and bailiff reading about the suabbles and offences that erupted between villagers and which make Neighbours Eastenders Bold and the Beautiful etc as well as Criminal Minds seem tame and unimaginative Also the details on childbirth and the role of the parish was fascinating but overall felt that compared to the other two it became bogged down in too much petty detail on ploughing exact amounts of fines etc I didn t feel that kind of specificity added much on the contrary it interrupted the flow of the narrative as you try and calculate the amounts of a harvest a tithe a fine in order to understand the impact when the real point is the fact they were reaped or leveled in the first place It also meant that what to now has been a riveting non fiction series was dull in parts I wondered if it may have been because it was Joseph s solo effort and not written with his wife Frances therefore reflecting his interests than hers but I may be waaaaaay off No doubt what I found distracting will fascinate others and indeed there is so much in this book to lose yourself in as life in a medieval village from diet to daily routines to spiritual welfare and the complex feudal system governing the free person and villeins is explored and explained A very good read Knights vs Dinosaurs like to Goodnight Moon live during a fascinating and often misunderstood e. Enjoyed my re read and whereas from my review below I was annoyed by some of the minute details the first time I read this book I didn t feel that way the second time so increase my rating to four stars from three Funny how time and I guess knowledge of the period helps you to appreciate the research of the authors and the fact they do include such facts This is the third book in the Gies series on medieval A Hundred Summers life and I have to admit that while I really enjoyed aspects of it Cross Laminated Timber Design learning the differences between a seneschal reeve and bailiff reading about the suabbles and offences that erupted between villagers and which make Neighbours Eastenders Bold and the Beautiful etc as well as Criminal Minds seem tame and unimaginative Also the details on childbirth and the role of the parish was fascinating but overall felt that compared to the other two it became bogged down in too much petty detail on ploughing exact amounts of fines etc I didn t feel that kind of specificity added much on the contrary it interrupted the flow of the narrative as you try and calculate the amounts of a harvest a tithe a fine in order to understand the impact when the real point is the fact they were reaped or Her Guilty Secret leveled in the first place It also meant that what to now has been a riveting non fiction series was dull in parts I wondered if it may have been because it was Joseph s solo effort and not written with his wife Frances therefore reflecting his interests than hers but I may be waaaaaay off No doubt what I found distracting will fascinate others and indeed there is so much in this book to High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments lose yourself in as Monophobia 1 life in a medieval village from diet to daily routines to spiritual welfare and the complex feudal system governing the free person and villeins is explored and explained A very good read

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