Daily Life in Chaucer's England

Daily Life in Chaucer's England

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An indispensable resource on daily life in medieval England, enlivened with authentic recipes, clothing patterns, games, songs and dances, and over 125 illustrations.
The medieval world comes alive in this indispensable "hands-on" resource to life as it was actually lived--with authentic recipes, clothing patterns, songs, dances, and games. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the "living history" movement, it recreates the daily life of ordinary people, not just aristocracy, by combining a hands-on approach with the best of current research. The how-to sections are all based on original sources and much of the material is made available here for the first time. The most basic facts of life are systematically covered in a readily accessible format organized for easy reference. Clearly illustrated with 125 drawings, patterns, and diagrams, plus sheet music, it provides a treasure trove of information for classroom and library use and for those interested in recreating aspects of medieval life.

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As interest in the common folk of history increases, the efforts of less formal scholars becomes more relevant to academia. Here is a compendium of information evolved from a manual to help people enjoy the Tabard Inn, a living history and self-entertainment event by the University Medieval and Renaissance Society of Toronto. Among the details presented are recipes, clothing patterns, musical scores, dances, games, and practical features of arms and armor. Also outlines how to organize a medieval event, and lists contacts and suppliers. Well illustrated with original images. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Looks at life in England at the time of Chaucer, exploring housing, food, and entertainment

Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780313293757
Branch Call Number: 942.037 SIN
Characteristics: xii, 252p. : ill. ; 25cm
Additional Contributors: McLean, Will


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