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Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the village of Elton, in the English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible, explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike, and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony. Though the main focus is on Elton, c. 1300, the Gieses supply enlightening historical context on the origin, development, and decline of the European village, itself an invention of the Middle Ages.

Meticulously researched, Life in a Medieval Village is a remarkable account that illustrates the captivating world of the Middle Ages and demonstrates what it was like to live during a fascinating - and often misunderstood - era.

©1990 Frances and Joseph Gies (P)2017 Tantor

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"Using the English village of Elton, the Gies vividly detail the everyday lives of people during the Middle Ages." ( School Library Journal)

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narrator talks too fast.

Where does Life in a Medieval Village rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

great info, poor narrator. too fast, odd forced accent. excellent material, just disappointed with the delivery. she wore us out, and we got tired of listening in the car..

Would you listen to another book narrated by Anne Flosnik?

no.

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