This is a great book to understand and debunk many myths about the so-called Dark Ages. The Medieval Times were a time of profound changes, social and cultural evolution, and much... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Luca
Régine Pernoud (1909-1998) was a French historian and medievalist; she wrote many other books, such as The Crusaders, Joan of Arc: Her StoryThe Templars: Knights of Christ,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steven H Propp
This book is a quick read and if you are curious about what society was like during the Middle Ages it is definitely worthwhile reading.Published 24 months ago by AJCCCM
Book is translated from French and is ridicklously hard to read.
There are better books out there about the medieval ages.
I purchased this book because I was looking for a historical perspective on life in the middle ages that was actually written by a historian. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Phillip C. Wright
This is a nice book, a little dated, but overall is a good read and is still pertinent. The style is a bit harsh and academic, but is funny.Published on August 12, 2012 by studentbuyer89
This is an absolutely brilliant book which has the edge on all other historical works in that Pernoud is an archivist - she uses first sources not other's works . Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Devonia
Pernoud begins with a lament as to how poorly medieval Europe is regarded: "medieval" is often used as a pejorative term, if not an outright insult. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Mark S
Based upon the title, I expected this to be an easy-read, colloquial book written for the masses. NO! This is a scholarly treatise that is very dense, and difficult to read. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Andrea