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Manners and Customs in the Middle Ages (Medieval World (Crabtree Hardcover)) Library Binding – November 1, 2005


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  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1090L (What's this?)
  • Series: Medieval World (Crabtree Hardcover)
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778713571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778713579
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,185,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Appleseed VINE VOICE on November 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
These books in The Medieval World series (there are 20), published by Crabtree Publishing Company, serve myriad purposes. For the intended reading age, 9-12, they present medieval life--very confusing to our contemporary conventions--in a perfectly understandable fashion. For that age range, I could not recommend these books higher. If I'd had such materials when I was younger, I might have ended up as a medieval scholar.

Yet they also serve a purpose that the publisher may not have intended, and that is for the casual researcher of medieval life.

There are accessible texts for the casual researcher, this is true, but none that I've seen contain simple explanations and diagrams. For example, this book is full of wonderful illustrations that depict manners as they relate to the chapters below (a squire being knighted, serving a bishop, teaching young boys to serve as pages, etc.), with a two-page diagram of Harvest Time; and many, many more.

Every page in this book (there are 32 pages in every book in the series), is presented in full color, the pages colored to resemble parchment, and the illustrations done to wonderfully evoke the period.

The "chapters" included are:

The Middle Ages
Orders of Society
Noble Youth
At the Table
Chivalrous Knights
In a Monastery
A Woman's World
Wedding Customs
Birth and Death
Winter Festivities
Spring Holidays
Harvest Time
Glossary and Index (wonderful to have!)

If you're a writer, and you're looking for simple information on what medieval life looked like, this series of books can't be beat. To buy the entire series may be prohibitive, but if you have an idea of exactly what you want, this is a great starting point.
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I keep these books around because I write medieval fiction and they can provide detailed information about dress, activity and other particulars that can bring a book to life. They have an added virtue - kids who come across them are usually fascinated. They provide a colorful and lively introduction to a fascinating time. Just last night i found my 11 year-old granddaughter engrossed in "Manners and Customs..." Had to pull her out pif it to get her to dinner. Enjoy.
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By PNW Raven on February 9, 2013
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I recently bought several books on medieval history and culture as research for a novel I'll be publishing online. This book was helpful in giving me succinct information and a good visual reference about this period of history. I also enjoyed it just for the reading. It has nice graphics and good basic information, though probably better for younger readers.
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By KRM on June 12, 2013
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I used this series of books for a quick and easy reference guide in case there was a little detail I couldn't remember or wasn't sure about. These do the trick!
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By Mary D. on September 6, 2014
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Very interesting.
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