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Life in a medieval city

Author: Frances Gies; Joseph Gies
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recreates the life of the rich and poor family, the housewife, businessman, doctor, scholar, clergy, artist, and writer of the Middle Ages, with insights into many customs and traditions of the period.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Gies; Joseph Gies
ISBN: 9780062415189 0062415182
OCLC Number: 949756174
Notes: "First Harper Colophon edition published 1981. Reprinted in Perennial 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 274, 16 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Troyes: 1250 --
A burgher's home --
A medieval housewife --
Childbirth and children --
Weddings and funerals --
Small business --
Big business --
The doctor --
The church --
The cathedral --
School and scholars --
Books and authors --
The new theater --
Disasters --
Town government --
The Champagne fair --
After 1250 --
Genealogy of the Counts of Champagne.
Responsibility: Joseph and Frances Gies.

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Recreates the life of the rich and poor family, the housewife, businessman, doctor, scholar, clergy, artist, and writer of the Middle Ages, with insights into many customs and traditions of the period.

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