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    DescriptionThe past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England" is not your typical look at a historical period. This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. All facets of everyday life in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture. Through the use of daily chronicles, letters, household accounts, and poems of the day, Morti-mer transports you back in time, providing answers to questions typically ignored by traditional historians. You will learn how to greet people on the street, what to use as toilet paper, why a physician might want to taste your blood, and how to know whether you are coming down with leprosy. From the first step on the road to the medieval city of Exeter, through meals of roast beaver and puffin, Mortimer re-creates this strange and complex period of history. Here, the lives of serf, merchant, and aristocrat are illuminated with re-markable detail in this engaging literary journey. The result is the most astonishing social history book you're ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance, and fear.


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    Title
    The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England
    Subtitle
    A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Mortimer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439112892
    ISBN 10: 1439112894
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 942.03
    DC22: 942.03
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC classification: HN385 .M67 2010
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, figures
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    29 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "The endlessly inventive Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time." --"The Times" (UK)