DK Eyewitness: Medieval Life, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Langley
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  • ISBN-10: 0756688248
  • ISBN-13: 9780756688240
  • DDC: 909.07
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The Middle Ages ran from the end of the Dark Ages to the Renaissance in the 15th century which gives the reader an in-depth look at life during that era, in both the town and the country, and for the peasants as well as the aristocracy. Discover the hardships of life on the land, and the magnificent tournaments of the royal court. Learn how food was prepared and served at a great banquet. See the illuminated chronicles kept by scholarly monks and how master craftworkers used their skills to decorate the great cathedrals. Featuring artifacts, costumes, furniture, and historical illustrations, Medieval Life is a unique and compelling introduction to the people and culture of the Middle Ages

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Middle Ages.
2: Medieval Society.
3: A Peasant’s Life.
4: Tied to the Soil.
5: Running a Manor.
6: A Medieval Home.
7: From Kitchen to Table.
8: Medieval Women.
9: The Great Barons.
10: The Royal Court.
11: The Medieval Soldier.
12: The Church.
13: Building a Cathedral.
14: The Art of Decoration.
15: Holy Orders.
16: Life in a Monastery.
17: The Written Word.
18: Saints and Pilgrims.
19: The Islamic World.
20: Trade and Commerce.
21: Life in the Town.
22: The Guild Masters.
23: The Stonemasons.
24: Fairs and Feast Days.
25: Medieval Music.
26: Plays and Parades.
27: Death and Disease.
28: The Birth of a New Age.
29: Did you Know?.
30: Who’s Who?.
31: Find out More.