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Life in Medieval Times An Age Of Chivalry, Color And Faith From Which The Modern World Still Draws Inspiration Or Centuries Of Violence, Squalor, And Superstition Best Forgotten? Marjorie Rowling Refreshingly Avoids Any Such Extreme Judgments So Often Passed On The Middle Ages Instead, She Looks Closely At Some Of The People Who Lived And Worked In That Fascinating Era Of European History These Men And Women Are Drawn From All Classes And Occupations: The Serf And His Family Stealing A Day Off Work To Go To The Fair Are As Vividly Described As The Lord And His Lady In Their Newly Built Keep Of Stone Beside The Feudal Lords And Their Vassals Are Set The Burgher And Traders Of The Towns, While Their Womenfolk Mind Their Homes, Perhaps Awaiting The Return Of A Husband On Pilgrimage Or Crusade Finally, In Addition To The Numerous Monks And Friars And The Great Scholars, Church Builders, And Artists Whose Works Are Still Admired, The Largely Forgotten Doctors, Scientists, And Technologists Receive Their Due In Each Case We Learn Of Their Work And Their Homes, Of Their Hopes And Their Fears The Many Direct Quotations Skillfully Woven Into The Text And The Book's Plentiful Illustrations All Drawn From Contemporary Sources Reflect The Full Vigor And Variety Of Everyday Life In Medieval Europe, Which The Author So Successfully Evokes

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10 thoughts on “Life in Medieval Times

  1. says:

    This is fine, but it gave a lot of information in a very dry way. I just couldn't concentrate on it, even when I was giving it my best shot. It's fine and a good intro to a very broad time and themes -- because, what is medieval? when did it start? when does it end? is it the same everywhere? But, just not my favorite way to have read on the topic!

  2. says:

    This is a great overview or general history of the Medieval era. It doesn't delve very deeply into any particular subject, nor does it promote a novel interpretation or highlight controversies, etc. That's not to say that it's bland or text-book-y. It makes for a good, educational read.

    Each chapter looks at a particular aspect of medieval life. Ex: Towns and Tradesmen, Monks and Friars, Scientists and Technologists, etc.

  3. says:

    This book Everyday Life in Medieval Times by Marjorie Rowling is a useful book if you are looking to seek knowledge on the Medieval era. She has also written other books such as “Everyday Life of Medieval Travelers” and “The Folklore of the Lake District”. Everyday Life in Medieval Times was published November 20, 1973 by TarcherPerigee. My honest opinion is that this book is decent and I say decent because I feel like there could be more in depth information about ce

  4. says:

    A good survey work and readable enough. It also references some promising sources - though without footnotes, which leaves the serious researcher with some digging to do. In general, it's a starting point, not by any means a dependable work.

    The errors are what most would consider small ones, but enough to put off anyone who needs a substantial reference. Charlemagne did not warn about his tenants "running about to markets and fairs"; he simply said they should not spend

  5. says:

    The book Medieval Times by Marjorie Rowling, published by Jarrold and Sons, in 1968, in New York, is written about everyday life throughout the Middle Ages. This book was very factual but the author gave facts in a dull way. I struggled to stay focused as I read. This book is a good source if you’re looking for facts, but if you are looking to read non-fiction for fun I do not recommend it.
    There were a number of things I disliked about the book. One thing I disliked about this boo

  6. says:

    It was fine. Nothing really stood out to me as new information, but some of the little anecdotes were interesting.

  7. says:

    It's a good intro to a variety of topics...the author focuses on these subjects:
    1. Charlemagne and Society
    2. Lords and Vassals
    3. Townsmen and Traders
    4. Women and Wives
    5. Pilgrims and Crusaders
    6. Monks and Friars
    7. Schools and Scholars
    8. Church Builders and Artists
    9. Doctors and Patients
    10. Scientists and Technologists

    I was a little annoyed that the references for quotes weren't clearly indicated. And all the illustrations were numbe

  8. says:

    I can see why this book didn't get any ratings or reviews. It is dry as toast. It is informative but very textbook. I think the information could be presented in a less humdrum way. I am just glad it was short. This book has everything you want to know about medieval times. It is broken down into ten chapters of nobility, monks and friars, knights and peasants and they had a section for women and wives. Women were treated as second class citizens and husbands had the right to punish them as they chose. Also, v

  9. says:

    I feel that this book delivered just what I wanted from its title- a good overview on the cross-section of Medieval societies in Europe for a novice like myself. Would be accessible, I think, to younger readers (9th graders and up) Might not be a work of great synthesis and it might not reflect current approaches to the subject (published in 1968) but I was consistently entertained. Even the sort of random illustrations and artwork was worthwhile.

  10. says:

    This book was exactly as the title states.
    It starts with Charlemagne and his effect on society (improvements). Then moves on to cover most aspects of daily life ...
    lords & vassals, townsmen & traders, women & wives, pilgrims & crusaders, monks & friars, schools & scholars, church builders & artists, doctors & patients, scientists & technologists. I found the book interesting and easy to read.

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