Life in a Medieval Village by Frances Gies and Joseph Gies audiobook

Life in a Medieval Village

By Frances and Joseph Gies
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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 English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible, explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike, and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony. Though the main focus is on Elton, c. 1300, the Gieses supply enlightening historical context on the origin, development, and decline of the European village, itself an invention of the Middle Ages. Meticulously 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—era.

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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 English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible, explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike, and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony. Though the main focus is on Elton, c. 1300, the Gieses supply enlightening historical context on the origin, development, and decline of the European village, itself an invention of the Middle Ages.

Meticulously 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—era.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Extremely detailed research takes up in turn food, clothing, farm tools, marriage customs, prayer, games—in short, all conceivable threads in the fabric of village life…A good introduction to the history of this period.” Los Angeles Times
“What marks [Life in a Medieval Village] is its lucidity and the vividness of its imaginative reconstruction of the past—the detail of its pictures of peasant homes, peasant diet, parish politics, and peasant religion.” New York Review of Books
“Using the English village of Elton, the Gieses vividly detail the everyday lives of people during the Middle Ages.” School Library Journal
Using the English village of Elton, the Gies vividly detail the everyday lives of people during the Middle Ages. School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Frances Gies

Author Bio: Frances Gies

Frances Gies (1915–2013) and Joseph Gies (1916–2006) were the world’s bestselling historians of medieval Europe. Together and separately, they wrote more than twenty books, which collectively have sold more than a million copies.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English