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    DescriptionThe past is a foreign country; they do things differently there...Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide...Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. History is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived, whether that's the life of a peasant or a lord. The result is perhaps the most astonishing history book you are ever likely to read; as revolutionary as it is informative, as entertaining as it is startling.


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    Title
    The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
    Subtitle
    A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Mortimer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845950996
    ISBN 10: 1845950992
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    Libri: ENGM2000, ENGL1620
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    Libri: MITT4000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H
    DC22: 942.037
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. maps
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    03 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Ian Mortimer is the author of the bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, eight other books and many peer-reviewed articles on English history between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) for his work on the social history of medicine in seventeenth-century England. In June 2011, the University of Exeter awarded him a higher doctorate (D.Litt.) by examination, on the strength of his historical work. He also writes historical fiction, published under his middle names (James Forrester). He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in Devon. For further information about him and a full bibliography, see his website: www.ianmortimer.com.
    Review quote
    "Amazing" Alison Weir "He has a novelist's eye for detail, and his portrait of an England in which sheep are the size of dogs, 30-year-old women are regarded as so much "winter forage", and green vegetables widely held to be poisonous has something of the hallucinatory quality of science-fiction" Daily Telegraph "[Mortimer] sets out to re-enchant the 14th Century, taking us by the hand through a landscape furnished with jousting knights, revolting peasants and beautiful ladies in wimples. It is Monty Python and the Holy Grail with footnotes, and, my goodness it is fun... The result of this careful blend of scholarship and fancy is a jaunty journey through the 14th Century, one that wriggles with the stuff of everyday life" Guardian "This is not only an unusual book, but a thoroughly engaging one" Literary Review "After The Canterbury Tales this has to be the most entertaining book ever written about the middle ages " -- Sue Arnold Guardian