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Life in a Medieval City
Life in a Medieval City | Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
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From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martins Game of Thrones series. Evoking every aspect of city life in the Middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The year is 1250 CE and the city is Troyes, capital of the county of Champagne and site of two of the cycle Champagne Fairsthe Hot Fair in August and the Cold Fair in December. European civilization has emerged from the Dark Ages and is in the midst of a commercial revolution. Merchants and money men from all over Europe gather at Troyes to buy, sell, borrow, and lend, creating a bustling market center typical of the feudal era. As the Gieses take us through the day-to-day life of burghers, we learn the customs and habits of lords and serfs, how financial transactions were conducted, how medieval cities were governed, and what life was really like for a wide range of people. For serious students of the medieval era and anyone wishing to learn more about this fascinating period, Life in a Medieval City remains a timeless work of popular medieval scholarship.
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Life in a Medieval City | Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
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Life in a Medieval City | Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
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(1) Historical fiction
(2) Fantasy is my favorite genre 😃
(3) The Middle Ages, especially the High Middle Ages
(4) Henry V

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BethM Fantasy is my favorite too! 2y
bibliophiliac @BethM Yay! What is your favorite fantasy book? Mine is The Hobbit ☺️ 2y
BethM Oh boy just one? I loved The Hobbit, Stephen Lawhead‘s King Arthur series- oh wait I know! Susan Cooper Dark is Rising! 2y
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bibliophiliac @BethM Ooh I haven't read those, must add to my TBR!! 😃 2y
BethM Classics! 2y
Captivatedbybooks I dont understand when people say they dont like fantasy i definitely give them the side eye LOL 2y
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