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The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World

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ISBN13: 9780316511575
ISBN10: 0316511579
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AS THE SHADOW OF THE MILLENNIUM DESCENDED ACROSS ENGLAND AND CHRISTENDOM, IT SEEMED AS IF THE WORLD WAS ABOUT TO END. ACTUALLY, IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING . . .<P>WELCOME TO THE YEAR 1000.<P>THIS IS WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE.<P>How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p. 10<P>The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p. 124<P>The first millennium's Bill Gates, p. 192<P>How dolphins forecasted weather, p. 140<P>The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p. 126<P>Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p. 171<P>The fundamental rules of warfare, p. 154<P>How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p. 127<P>And much more...

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How did people make sense of the end of one era and the start of another?"The Year 1000" plunges readers into the past in colorful detail and provides them with a historically accurate portrait of life on the cusp of the first millennium.

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As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p.127 And much more...

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-220) and index.

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I enjoyed the book. It's not a page-turner, but it is interesting and well-written. I dipped into at odd moments over the course of a week instead of reading straight through.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316511575
Author:
Lacey, Robert
Author:
Danziger, Danny
Author:
Lacey, Robert, Comp
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
England
Subject:
One thousand, A.D
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
England Social life and customs To 1066.
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
106-152
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.22x5.66x.68 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , How did people make sense of the end of one era and the start of another?"The Year 1000" plunges readers into the past in colorful detail and provides them with a historically accurate portrait of life on the cusp of the first millennium.
"Synopsis" by , As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p.127 And much more...
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