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Book Title: Life in a Medieval Castle|
The author of the book: Joseph Gies
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Reader ratings: 7.8
Edition: Harper & Row
Date of issue: April 25th 1979
ISBN 13: 9780060906740
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“Castles are crumbly and romantic. They still hint at an age more colorful and gallant than our own, but are often debunked by boring people who like to run on about drafts and grumble that the latrines did not work. Joseph and Frances Gies offer a book that helps set the record straight—and keeps the romance too.”—Time
Focusing on Chepstow, an English castle that survived the turbulent Middle Ages with a relative lack of violence, the book offers an exquisite portrait of what day-to-day life was actually like during the era, and of the key role the castle played. The Gieses take us through the full cycle of a medieval year, dictated by the rhythms of the harvest. We learn what lords and serfs alike would have worn, eaten, and done for leisure, and of the outside threats the castle always hoped to keep at bay.
For medieval buffs and anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating era, Life in a Medieval Castle is as timely today as when it was first published.
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Read information about the authorJoseph Gies and his wife Frances were historians and writers. They both collaborated on a number of books about the Middle Ages, and each also wrote individual works. Joseph Gies graduated from the University of Michigan in 1939.
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