Historica : 1000 Years of Our Lives and Times
Historica shows the evolution of people's lives over the last thousand years, and shows how dramatically the world has changed. In the year 1000 most people lived in rural areas; cities were small and grew around cathedrals or fortresses or castles; transport was by horse and cart; breakfast for most people was a small meal of bread and cheese at sunrise; most people were illiterate; education was usually only for wealthy boys and was conducted by the church (in natural history, 1000 years ago you may have been taught that hyenas can change their sex at will, and that the only fear elephants have is of dragons), and personal freedom was very limited; peoples roles in life were strictly limited by their place in society. Today the world is a very different place.
- Hardback | 576 pages
- 250 x 325mm | 4,288g
- 15 Nov 2006
- Arcadia, South Africa