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Medieval Towns, Trade, and Travel (Medieval World (Crabtree Paperback)) Paperback – March 1, 2004
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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: travelling from town to town (and paying a fare); how towns are defended by different structures such as castles, and what people in castles did to keep attackers out, craftspeople and tradespeople at work in their respective businesses and the implements they employ, and a two page numbered diagram of a fair.
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:
Living in Town
Craftspeople and Tradespeople
Religion and Education
Fun at Fairs
The Silk and Spice Routes
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.