Life in a Medieval City by Joseph Gies audiobook

Life in a Medieval City

By Joseph Gies  and Frances Gies
Read by Anne Flosnik

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Life in a Medieval City is the classic account of the year 1250 in the city of Troyes, in modern-day France. Acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies focus on a high point of medieval civilization—before war and the Black Death ravaged Europe—providing a fascinating window into the sophistication of a period we too often dismiss as backward. Urban life in the Middle Ages revolved around the home, often a mixed-use dwelling for burghers with a store or workshop on the ground floor and living quarters upstairs. A developed economy, focusing on textiles, farming, and financial services, could be found in the town center, where craftsmen competed for business while adhering to the guilds' codes of conduct. There were schools for the children, though only boys could attend and the lessons were taught in Latin by a priest. The church was a hub of both religious and civic life; services were lively and filled with song, and baptisms and other special occasions brought neighbors together to celebrate. The weddings of wealthier townsfolk were lavish affairs full of song and dance and drinking that could sometimes last for weeks.

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Life in a Medieval City is the classic account of the year 1250 in the city of Troyes, in modern-day France. Acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies focus on a high point of medieval civilization—before war and the Black Death ravaged Europe—providing a fascinating window into the sophistication of a period we too often dismiss as backward.

Urban life in the Middle Ages revolved around the home, often a mixed-use dwelling for burghers with a store or workshop on the ground floor and living quarters upstairs. A developed economy, focusing on textiles, farming, and financial services, could be found in the town center, where craftsmen competed for business while adhering to the guilds' codes of conduct. There were schools for the children, though only boys could attend and the lessons were taught in Latin by a priest. The church was a hub of both religious and civic life; services were lively and filled with song, and baptisms and other special occasions brought neighbors together to celebrate. The weddings of wealthier townsfolk were lavish affairs full of song and dance and drinking that could sometimes last for weeks.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Some particular books I found useful for A Game of Thrones and its sequels deserve mention. . . . Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City, both by Joseph and Frances Gies. George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series

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Author Bio: Joseph Gies

Author Bio: Joseph Gies

Joseph Gies was a bestselling historian of medieval Europe. He collaborated with his wife, Frances Gies, on a number of books, in addition to writing separate titles.

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Author Bio: Frances Gies

Author Bio: Frances Gies

Frances Gies was a historian who wrote or co-wrote with her husband Joseph Gies many books on the Middle Ages, including The Knight in History; Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel; and Daily Life in Medieval Times.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English