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The Middle Ages unlocked : a guide to life in medieval England, 1050-1300
The Middle Ages unlocked : a guide to life in medieval England, 1050-1300
Polack, Gillian2015
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To our modern minds, the Middle Ages seem to mix the well-known and familiar with wildly alien concepts and circumstances. Unlocking the Middle Ages provides an introduction to this complex and dynamic period in England. Exploring a wide range of topics from law, religion and education to landscape, art and magic, between the eleventh and early fourteenth century, the structures, institutions and circumstances that form the basis for daily life and society are made accessible. Drawing on their expertise in history and archaeology, Dr Gillian Polack and Dr Katrin Kania look at the tangible aspects of daily life, ranging from the raw materials used for crafts, clothing and jewellery to housing and food, to bring the Middle Ages to life. Unlocking the Middle Ages dispels modern assumptions about this period, revealing the complex tapestry of medieval England, its institutions and the people who lived there.
Main title:
The Middle Ages unlocked : a guide to life in medieval England, 1050-1300 / Gillian Polack & Katrin Kania ; foreword by Elizabeth Chadwick.
Imprint:
Stroud, Glos. : Amberley Publishing, 2016.
Collation:
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781445660219
Dewey class:
940.17
Language:
English
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