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Daily Life in Chaucer's England

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Experience the medieval world firsthand in this indispensable hands-on resource, and examine life as it was actually lived. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the living history movement, this volume allows readers to understand-and, if possible, recreate-what life was like for ordinary people in the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers will learn not only wha ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Greenwood Press (first published October 24th 1995)
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Karen Brooks
Sep 11, 2012 Karen Brooks rated it it was amazing
For various professional reasons, I’ve been indulging in a medieval feast – the literary kind – where I’ve immersed myself in all things medieval in an attempt to get a feel for the period, the people, the material life. Reading a huge range of non-fiction and fiction books has been enlightening to say the least but, one of the most useful I found, and enjoyable, was Daily Life in Chaucer’s England (second edition) by Jeffrey L. Forgeng and Will McLean.
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Dec 04, 2013 Maia rated it it was amazing
Daily Life in Chaucer's England is one of the most useful reference books on medieval daily life I've read yet. It includes sections on childhood, names, marriage, common trades, religious holidays, food (including recipes), clothing (including patterns), the calendar year (including what farm chores were performed in what month) and much more. The book originated as a handbook for historical reenactors and it shows- in the best possible way.
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great book with a lot of details about everyday life in medieval england. it helped me a great deal in writing the introduction to my thesis on chaucer.
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