Joseph Gies Life in a medieval castle

ISBN 13: 9780690005615

Life in a medieval castle

3.79 avg rating
( 1,081 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780690005615: Life in a medieval castle

"The authors allow medieval man and woman to speak for themselves through selections from past journals, songs, even account books."--Time

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Medieval history comes alive in Joseph and Frances Gies's Life in a Medieval Castle, used as a research resource by George R. R. Martin in creating the world of A Game of Thrones.

Newly reissued for the first time in decades, Life in a Medieval Castle is the bestselling classic that has introduced countless readers to the wonders of the Middle Ages. Focusing on a castle called Chepstow on the border between England and Wales, acclaimed Medievalists Joseph and Frances Gies offer 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 write eloquently about the many people whose lives revolved around the castle, from the lord and lady to the commoners of the surrounding village. We discover what lords and serfs alike would have worn, eaten, and done for leisure; the songs sung; and the codes of sexual conduct that maintained order. We learn of the essential role of honor in medieval culture, the initiation process undertaken by knights, and how castles attempted to keep the constant threats of outside violence at bay.

Exhaustively researched and as engaging as any novel, Life in a Medieval Castle is the definitive text for anyone wishing to learn more about this fascinating era.

About the Author:

Fiances and Joseph Gies have been writing books about medieval history for thirty years. Together and separately, they are the authors of more than twenty books, including Life in a Medieval City, Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval Village, The Knight in History, and Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel. They live near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 102.23
US$ 59.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gies, Joseph
Published by Crowell
ISBN 10: 069000561X ISBN 13: 9780690005615
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crowell. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 069000561X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0881820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gies, Joseph
Published by Crowell (1974)
ISBN 10: 069000561X ISBN 13: 9780690005615
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crowell, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11069000561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 70.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gies, Joseph
Published by Crowell (1974)
ISBN 10: 069000561X ISBN 13: 9780690005615
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crowell, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB069000561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 70.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Joseph Gies
ISBN 10: 069000561X ISBN 13: 9780690005615
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Bookseller Inventory # S-069000561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 87.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds