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Author Mortimer, Ian, 1967-

Title The time traveler's guide to medieval England : a handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century / Ian Mortimer.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    942.03 MOR    Available
Edition 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Description 342 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Bodley Head, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [312]-319) and index.
Summary A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? Where will you stay? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? This is not your typical look at a historical period. This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. All facets of the everyday lives of serf, merchant, and aristocrat in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture.--From publisher description.
Subject England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687.
Added Title Handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century
ISBN 9781439112892 (hc.) : $26.00
1439112894 (hc.)

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