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by Francine Gies,Joseph Gies

  • Author: Francine Gies,Joseph Gies
  • ISBN: 0808599119
  • ISBN13: 978-0808599111
  • ePub: 1927 kb | FB2: 1223 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Bt Bound (October 1999)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Life in a Medieval Castle ePub download

Frances and Joseph Gies. Evolving in medieval Europe over a lengthy period and imported to England by the Normans, feudalism united the European elite in a mutual-aid society.

Frances and Joseph Gies. To Dorothy, Nathan, and Rosie. A lord granted land to a vassal in return for military and other services; lord and vassal swore reciprocal oaths, of protection by the lord, loyalty by the vassal; the vassal received as fief or fee a conditional gift of land, to hold and draw revenue from.

Joseph Gies, Frances Gies. Pages: 288. ISBN 13: 9780060906740.

Life in a Medieval Village book I would look up castles or other items of interest.

Life in a Medieval Village book. The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages. This new reissue of 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. I would look up castles or other items of interest. Jan 10, 2014 Storm Chase rated it it was amazing.

Joseph and Frances Gies offer a book that helps set the record straight-and keeps the romance too. -Time. For medieval buffs and anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating era, Life in a Medieval Castle is as timely today as when it was first published. A widely respected academic work and a source for George . Martin’s Game of Thrones, Joseph and Frances Gies’s bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle remains a timeless work of popular medieval scholarship.

Joseph and Frances Gies. To Lynn, who builds castles. How such castles came to be built, their function in history, and especially the life that filled them during their thirteenth-century day of glory, is the subject of this book. Because Chepstow illustrates many of the features of castle architecture and living arrangements, and because its lords were among the foremost barons of their time, the story will center around Chepstow.

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Life in a Medieval Castle - Joseph Gies.

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George . Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Castles are crumbly and romantic. They still hint at an age more colorful and gallant than our own, but are often debunked by boring people who like to run on about drafts and grumble that the latrines did not work. Joseph and Frances Gies offer a book that helps set the record straight-and keeps the romance too. Life in a Medieval Castle - Joseph Gies.

Life in a Medieval Castle. -Time A widely respected academic work and a source for George . From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George .

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Joseph and Frances Gies were husband-and-wife historians who together wrote several books describing the nuts and bolts of medieval life. These are of particular value because they were written before the political corruption of the humanities

Joseph and Frances Gies were husband-and-wife historians who together wrote several books describing the nuts and bolts of medieval life. These are of particular value because they were written before the political corruption of the humanities. Since no modern popular history can be trusted as to its accuracy, reading unbiased and unbigoted books such as Life in a Medieval City is a treat. The authors talk about the normal lives of normal people, from various walks of life.

Munimand
I did not receive this book for free.

I paid for it...and truthfully, I didn't pay enough. I'm going to make this clear for all the skeptics...I really
dislike history books since they are boring. For that matter, I dislike documentaries for the same reason...mostly.

This book is fantastic. You will find yourself compelled to keep turning the pages. There is just the right amount of
detail to fill in all the blanks for what life was like back then, but not so much that it became tedious.
If you read this book, you will find ways to bring up the content with friends, because you'll want to talk about it.
Easy reading, and very informative.
Milleynti
I enjoyed this book on medieval living. Having really only a touch on the age in school, then zillions of fantasy books is nice to see a bit of reality tossed on top. Really wish they had freshened the pictures, seemed unfocused, and splitting the maps in two really only works in a bound book. A little tiresome in spots, but easy to read and some fun interesting descriptions. Boo to the publishers for the poor illustrations and a number of glaring misspellings.
Uylo
Fantastic fact-filled book you will want to read over and over. All of the medieval life topics written about by the Gies are excellent, by the way. This book, in particular, is fascinating because you get a clear picture of what life was like in a city. Not a castle, not a village, etc--an actual functioning city. Before all of the conveniences we enjoy and take for granted.

You will cringe at medieval mistakes and raise an eyebrow or two at medieval innovations. How was waste dealt with? Speaking of waste, what was the political dynamic in a city? How did a city function with fairs, disasters, theaters, funerals, and such going on?

All kinds of interesting questions get their answers in this book. Excellent research and important black and white photographs combine with a skilled writing style to make this a superb resource.

BUY IT. No question, it is worth much more.

Also, check out:
1) Life in a Medieval Castle by the Gies
2) Life in a Medieval Village by the Gies
3) The Knight in History by Frances Gies
4) Daily Life in the Middle Ages by Paul B. Newman
5) The Medieval Fortress by Kaufmann

Especially the last two. They are nearly perfect.
BORZOTA
I absolutely love this book, and the other book by the Gies, Life in a Medieval Castle. Really informative, yet easy to read. A good sense of humor which never gets in the way spices the pages wonderfully. A true, well researched account of life, made easy for regular people to digest and enjoy. Divided into sections such as Trades, Home Life, and such, there is an amazing amount of detail. Seriously, go get this even if you're not interested in medieval history; it's a great coffee table/ bathroom/ traveling book. You can pick it up for five minutes, learn something, smile, and go about your day. Or you can sit down and finish the whole thing in one sitting, and still want to read it again. Just buy it
Macage
Just the facts, Ma'am approach to historical description. Does flesh out many aspects of mid 13th century urban life, and explains how the various dukes and lords managed to act in concert to protect and encourage commerce. The pervasive nature of religion, the scant availability of education (and the beginnings of re-introduction of mathematics, science, and philosophy by the Muslims after 600 or more years). The authors point to this era as the start of trends that will gain influence and momentum with the 15th century and beyond. Architecture, medicine, agriculture, industry, finance were critical forces in this city of major commercial fairs.
Quashant
I read the Kindle version of this book and enjoyed it very much. The authors do a great job of making what could be a dry and tedious subject interesting and engaging. Definitely worth your time if you like history. I learned a lot about the 12th century that I did not know, and this book has inspired me to seek out more information on that period.
Goltigor
When I purchased this book, I was hoping it would describe the daily life of a medieval city dweller. Instead, it deals more with the organisations and hierarchies that make up the city, i.e. the Church, manufacturers, guilds, schools. I guess I wanted something more about the individual instead of the system.

35% of the book is appendices, footnotes, etc.
This book was fantastic, and I'd recommend it to anyone else looking for a basic history book about what it was like to live in a typical medieval city. The book walks the fine line of offering enough detail to be informative without overloading the reader with so much information they're forced to reference other texts to understand it. This is not a replacement for an advanced college textbook, but for anyone interested in getting started with medieval history, this is a great place to start.
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