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An opportunity to experience the daily hustle and bustle of life in the late Middle Ages, A Day in a Medieval City provides a captivating dawn-to-dark account of medieval life. A visual trek through the thirteenth and fourteenth centuriesand#8212;with seasoned historian and expert on medieval iconography Chiara Frugoni as guideand#8212;this book offers a vast array of images and vignettes that depicts the everyday hardships and commonplace pleasures for people living in the Middle Ages.

A Day in a Medieval City breathes life into the activities of the city streets, homes, fields, schools, and places of worship. With entertaining anecdotes and gritty details, it engages the modern reader with its discoveries of the religious, economic, and institutional practices of the day. From urban planning and education to child care, hygiene, and the more leisurely pursuits of games, food, books, and superstitions, Frugoni unearths the daily routines of the private and public lives of citizens. A Day in a Medieval City is a charming portal to the Middle Ages that you'll surely want with you on your travels to Europeand#8212;or in your armchair.

and#8220;With its color illustrations of rare paintings and artifacts, this thoughtful and informative, elegantly fashioned excursion into the life of a medieval city is a veritable feast of information and visual delights. Frugoni is a marvelously experienced historical travel guide.and#8221;and#8212;Choiceand#160;

and#8220;Stunningly beautiful . . . and a good read as well. . . . Itand#8217;s amazing how much wealth of detail and image Ms.and#160;Frugoni has packed into this delightful, relatively small book.and#8221;and#8212;Steve Goode, Washington Times

and#8220;Charming and insightful. . . .Written with exceptional grace and infused with a warm sense of humanity.and#8221;and#8212;Library Journal

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An opportunity to experience the daily hustle and bustle of life in the late Middle Ages, A Day in a Medieval City provides a captivating dawn-to-dark account of medieval life. A visual trek through the thirteenth and fourteenth centuriesand#8212;with seasoned medieval historian Chiara Frugoni as guideand#8212;this book offers a vast array of images and vignettes that depict the everyday hardships and commonplace pleasures of people living in the Middle Ages.

A Day in a Medieval City breathes life into the activities of city streets, homes, fields, schools, and places of worship. With entertaining anecdotes and gritty details, it engages the modern reader with its discoveries of the religious, economic, and institutional practices of the day. From urban planning and education to child care, hygiene, and the more leisurely pursuits of games, food, books, and superstitions, Frugoni unearths the daily routines of private and public life. Beginning in the countryside and moving to the city and inside private homes, stunning color images throughout offer a visual ramble through medieval Florence, Venice, and Rome. A Day in a Medieval City is a charming portal to the Middle Ages that you'll surely want with you on your travels to Europeand#8212;or in your armchair.

About the Author

Chiara Frugoni is professor emerita of medieval studies at the University of Rome. She is the author of several books, including Books, Banks, Buttons: And Other Inventions from the Middle Ages. William McCuaig is an independent scholar and translator who has translated two previous books by Chiara Frugoni.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Translator's Note

Introduction by Arsenio Frugoni (1914-1970)

1. The Time of Labor, the Time of Memory

2. The Road That Leads to the City

3. Inside the City

4. The Lives of Children

5. Childhood Learning

6. Adult Reading

7. Indoors

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226266350
Author:
Frugoni, Chiara
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
McCuaig, William
Introduction by:
Frugoni, Arsenio
Introduction:
Frugoni, Arsenio
Author:
Frugoni, Arsenio
Author:
McCuaig, William
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Cities and towns, medieval
Subject:
City and town life -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color plates, 1 halftone, 2 line dra
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.50 x 6.50 in

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An opportunity to experience the daily hustle and bustle of life in the late Middle Ages, A Day in a Medieval City provides a captivating dawn-to-dark account of medieval life. A visual trek through the thirteenth and fourteenth centuriesand#8212;with seasoned medieval historian Chiara Frugoni as guideand#8212;this book offers a vast array of images and vignettes that depict the everyday hardships and commonplace pleasures of people living in the Middle Ages.

A Day in a Medieval City breathes life into the activities of city streets, homes, fields, schools, and places of worship. With entertaining anecdotes and gritty details, it engages the modern reader with its discoveries of the religious, economic, and institutional practices of the day. From urban planning and education to child care, hygiene, and the more leisurely pursuits of games, food, books, and superstitions, Frugoni unearths the daily routines of private and public life. Beginning in the countryside and moving to the city and inside private homes, stunning color images throughout offer a visual ramble through medieval Florence, Venice, and Rome. A Day in a Medieval City is a charming portal to the Middle Ages that you'll surely want with you on your travels to Europeand#8212;or in your armchair.

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