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Medieval Life: Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages. Paul LaCroix
by P.L. Jacob
This comprehensive book provides a historical insight into all aspects of day-to-day life during the Middle Ages. It also delves into the subjects of commerce and finance; private lives and pastimes; justice and punishments; food and hunting; cultural customs and costumes and much more.
Hardcover, 554 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Arcturus Publishing
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I love the fact I'm reading about the dark ages from a guy who lived two hundred years ago. Just the fact that his own style of writing and speaking from the early Victorian era gives the book a little more character than if it was written today. That said, a little difficult to read at times, as the style of writing tends to be more fancy than necessary. (Back then, I believe that's what they thought they ought to do when writing a book.) Nonetheless, amazing research considering the source, an ...more