Terry Jones Medieval Lives

Author: Alan Ereira
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409070450
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Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants... and did outlaws never wear trousers? Terry Jones and Alan Ereira are your guides to this most misrepresented and misunderstood period, and they point you to things that will surprise and provoke. Did you know, for example, that medieval people didn't think the world was flat? That was a total fabrication by an American journalist in the 19th century. Did you know that they didn't burn witches in the Middle Ages? That was a refinement of the so-called Renaissance. In fact, medieval kings weren't necessarily merciless tyrants, and peasants entertained at home using French pottery and fine wine. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives reveals Medieval Britain as you have never seen it before - a vibrant society teeming with individuality, intrigue and innovation.

Medieval Lives

Author: Norman F. Cantor
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062444769
Size: 16.87 MB
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A fascinating look at life in the Middle Ages that focuses on eight extraordinary medieval men and women through realistically invented conversations between them and their counterparts.

Medieval Life

Author: Roberta Gilchrist
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843837220
Size: 11.26 MB
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An examination of daily life in the Middle Ages which reveals the intimate relations between age groups, between the living and the dead, and between people and things.

Medieval Lives

Author: Moira Butterfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 0749677384
Size: 14.44 MB
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The medieval period of European history was packed with dramatic events: wars, coronations, pageants and plagues affected everyone. Knights were key members of feudal society who were both warriors and farmers. Medieval Lives Knight tells the cradle-to-grave story of one of these 'worthy men'.

Folk Beliefs And Practice In Medieval Lives

Author: Ann-britt Falk
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131706314
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Nine papers from a session held at the EAA conference in Cork, Ireland, in 2005. Contents: 1) Introduction (Ann-Britt Falk and Donata M. Kyritz); 2) Place-names - a possibility of understanding the medieval and early-modern concept of ancient monuments? (Donata M. Kyritz); 3) Myths and folklore as aids in interpreting the prehistoric landscape at the Carrowkeel passage tomb complex, Co. Sligo, Ireland (Sam Moore); 4) Microhistory and Ethnoarchaeology of a cultural landscape: the parish of San Pedro de Cereixa (Galicia, Spain) (Xurxo M. Ayssn Vila); 5) Traditions of the Milesian invasion from the medieval Irish text An Lebor Gabssla; the context of their survival in connection with archaeological monuments and topographic features on the south-west coast of Ireland (Simon O Faolssin) 6) The power of tradition (Ann-Britt Falk); 7) Pre-Christian and Christian: offering practices at two holy stones in Setomaa, south-east Estonia (Heiki Valk); 8) The Medieval Udmurt Sacred Sites - an alternative interpretation (Alexei Korobeinikov); 9) Symbolic meanings in the slip decoration of medieval red-ware pottery Marianna Niukkanen).