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Daily living in the twelfth century, based on the observations of Alexander Neckam in London and Paris.

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This edition was published in by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison.

Written in English

337 pages

This is a book for all who are curious to know how it was to live in another time. It presents a new approach to the study of medieval life: first, it concentrates on a 50-year period, 1150-1200, not making the usual broad generalizations about the Middle Ages as though they were a single, homogeneous era; second, it presents medieval life through the experience of a medieval man. The reader goes on a journey with Alexander Neckham, rides the amounts he rode, lodges at hospices such as might have received him, walks the streets of London and Paris as Alexander found them, and visits the schools and baronial estates that he might have visited. Mr. Holmes draws steadily upon his wide, varied, and accurate knowledge of medieval literature -- Latin, French, and English -- to say nothing of iconography, painting, and architecture. The reader has a sense of being guided by two men familiar with the ground, one a medieval man, the other a modern expert. - Back cover.

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Daily living in the twelfth century, based on the observations of Alexander Neckam in London and Paris

First published in 1952



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This is a book for all who are curious to know how it was to live in another time. It presents a new approach to the study of medieval life: first, it concentrates on a 50-year period, 1150-1200, not making the usual broad generalizations about the Middle Ages as though they were a single, homogeneous era; second, it presents medieval life through the experience of a medieval man. The reader goes on a journey with Alexander Neckham, rides the amounts he rode, lodges at hospices such as might have received him, walks the streets of London and Paris as Alexander found them, and visits the schools and baronial estates that he might have visited. Mr. Holmes draws steadily upon his wide, varied, and accurate knowledge of medieval literature -- Latin, French, and English -- to say nothing of iconography, painting, and architecture. The reader has a sense of being guided by two men familiar with the ground, one a medieval man, the other a modern expert. - Back cover.

Daily living in the twelfth century, based on the observations of Alexander Neckam in London and Paris.

This edition was published in by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison.


Table of Contents

Introduction
London
The journey and Paris
Lodgings in the city
Gown
Town
The baron and his castle
Manor house and peasant
"To talk of many things"

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.1/82
Library of Congress
GT120 .H64 1952

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6127872M
Internet Archive
dailylivingintwe00holm
LC Control Number
52062000
Library Thing
99290

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