Life in the Middle Ages
From the Seventh to the Thirteenth CenturyBook - 1993
Historian Hans-Werner Goetz presents here a comprehensive depiction of life in the earlier Middle Ages that focuses on everyday history. According to Goetz it is nearly impossible to write a history of everyday life during the Middle Ages since the written sources of that age had entirely different purposes, never describing everyday life for its own sake. However, by drawing on chronicles, legal documents and even fiction, Goetz is able to produce a lively picture of this era, illuminating everyday life as it was conditioned by institutional, physical, and social environments.
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c1993
Edition: American ed
Branch Call Number: 940.1 Goetz
Characteristics: ix, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm