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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381757451221 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Medieval People by Eileen Power. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 210 pages. Publisher: HarperCollins (new reprint of 1963 copyright).In this classic of social history, noted medieval scholar Eileen Power recreates the lives of six ordinary people who lived during the Middle Ages. Drawing upon account books, diaries, letters, records, wills, and other authentic historical documents, she brings to vivid life Bodo, a Frankish peasant in the time of Charlemagne; Marco Polo, the well-known Venetian traveler of the thirteenth century; Madame Eglentyne, Chaucer’s prioress in real life; a Parisian housewife of the fourteenth century; Thomas Betson, a fifteenth century English merchant; and Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall, an Essex clothier in the days of Henry VII. Largely untouched by fame (with the exception of Marco Polo), the lives and activities of these common people offer a unique glimpse of various aspects of the medieval world: peasant life, monastic life, the wool trade, Venetian trade with the East, domestic life in a middle-class home, and more. Enlivened with charming illustrations and touches of humor, this scholarly yet highly readable work (according to the New York Times) “possesses a color, a dramatic touch that humanizes the dry bones of charters and documents”. CONDITION: Unblemished except that dustjacket and covers evidence mild edge and corner shelfwear, and dustjacket also evidences mild rubbing (dustjacket is high-gloss, photo-finish and so shows rub marks very easily, even merely from being shelved between other books). ALSO the top and fore-edge surfaces of the pages show a mild-degree of (tan-colored) age freckling (visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges). Inside the book, pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Excepting for the mild case of age-spotting to the edges of the closed pages, the overall condition is otherwise onsistent with new stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble, wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Classic study vividly recreates the lives of six ordinary people who lived between the ninth and sixteenth centuries-from a peasant on a country estate in Charlemagne's time to a cloth maker in the days of Henry VII. Students, teachers of history, and anyone interested in medieval life will be delighted with this spirited account that is sure to capture the imagination of general readers as well. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Classic study by a prominent medieval scholar vividly recreates the lives of six ordinary people who lived between the ninth and sixteenth centuries: a peasant on a country estate in Charlemagne's time, a Venetian traveler of the 13th century; a prioress and a middle-class Parisian housewife of the 14th century; and a merchant and a cloth maker from the days of Henry VII. A lively account that will capture the imaginations of students, history teachers, and general readers. REVIEW: In this book, one of the classic studies of social history, six ordinary people who lived from the 9th century to the 16th century come vividly to life. REVIEW: The reissue of this classic bestseller portrays the lives of six individuals who lived in the Middle Ages. It possesses a color and a dramatic touch that humanizes. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A view of History from the Medieval Kitchens. Eileen Power's Medieval People sets out to study the Middle Ages not from the viewpoint of a historical abstraction, but rather from that of the people who lived during the age. It is an account of six individuals who lived during these times: Bodo, a Frankish Peasant; Marco Polo, the famous Venetian merchant; Madame Eglentyne, prioress of Chaucer; an anonymous middle-class Parisian housewife; and two English merchants, one engaged in the wool trade and the other a clothier in Essex. The author has illustrated various aspects of social life of the era by drawing on such sources as account books, diaries, letters, records, and wills. She starts the work with a previously unpublished essay entitled "The Precursors," which describes the barbarian conquest of Rome. In this, she describes the lives of three men, Ausonius, Sidonius and Fortunatus and uses them to foreshadow the life that would re-emerge in the Middle Ages. She starts by imagining a day in the life of the Peasant Bodo, in the time of Charlemagne. From her study of primarily economic documents from the Middle Ages of this time, she not only extrapolates but truly brings to life Bodo and his wife Ermentrude. From there, she goes on to the better documented life of Marco Polo, and also describes how he served as an inspiration for Columbus. Madam Eglentyne is next. Here, Power humorously details the inner workings of a gossipy nunnery and how Eglentyne would have gone about her life as an aristocratic women of God. She next details the life of a middle class Parisian housewife by studying the contents of the Menagier's Wife and validating many of its points by citing other documents. She concludes by detailing the lives of the two Thomases; Betson and Paycocke of Coggeshall. Both are merchants and provide a chance for Power to really show off her grasp of medieval economics as well as an ability to compile disparate correspondences into a story of a life. This is a rare scholarly work that truly entertains while being read. One of the best books I've ever read. REVIEW: Eileen Power studies the Middle Ages, not from an abstract historical point of view but from simple and real people and what we can know about them. I particularly like her study of Marco Polo, from his notes and diaries, which gives us a materialistic and realistic vision of what they saw of the world, and not what we want to see of what they saw. I also loved Madame Eglentyne, a prioress taken from Chaucer but at once identified to one particular prioress through real life archives and descriptions. A very interesting and useful book to enable us to capture the density of everyday life in the Middle Ages. REVIEW: Wonderful scholarship in a most readable written style. Goes beyond institutions to discover real people of the "middle" ages. This book makes one aware of the importance of the social and historical values of the common man. While some may argue that an individual lacking historical fame is only important in the time and area from which they lived, this book shows the importance of indirect influence on those who following their footsteps. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our

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