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Medieval Careers in Medieval Times Volume 2 By Sarah Peterson
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Volume 2 consists of seven “Careers” in the “Medieval Careers in Medieval Times Series:” Alchemist; Architect and Engineer (Castles and Cathedrals, Engines of War);... More > Embroiderer and Census Taker (Bayeux Tapestry, Domesday Book and William the Conqueror); Monks, Nuns, and Almoners; Scribes and Illuminators (Magna Carta); Pilgrims (Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales); Explorers (The Age of Discovery). Each plan includes “discussions” (lectures) as well as engaging activities and games to reinforce the lesson. Book and movie suggestions and extension activities are also included.< Less
Crowskin- a medieval travesty By Albin Wallace
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Poor Marc De Jolay. He is chronically depressed and stuck in the Middle Ages. And to make matters worse, he is dead. Part satire and part allegory, Crowskin: a Medieval Travesty is a paean to... More > melancholia, self-loathing and bad luck. Illustrated with drawings by Hieronymus Bosch, Marc's descent into his own personal hell is narrated with the wisdom of someone who has outlived his own death. He takes a jaundiced pilgrimage through the Grail legend, the Holy Land and, inexplicably, the Tarot deck. He eventually becomes Grand Master of a Military Order almost, but not quite totally unlike the Knights Templar and meets an anachronistic demise at the hands of some nice gentlemen from the Spanish Inquisition.< Less
The Family Guide to Medieval Life By Pippa Britton
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Medieval men and women wanted the same things in life that we do today - they wanted to be warm and dry and well fed. They needed education and jobs and in their spare time liked to be entertained.... More > In fact it sounds like all these things could apply to any one of us today! This book shows how very alike people are regardless of what century they were born in and is illustrated with examples of everyday things. The Family Guide to Medieval Life gives the casual reader and older child a broad view of what it was like to live in the Middle Ages. It is a chance to find out how people lived, from the very rich to the very poor and how their lives were not only influenced by the Church and society but how they were enriched by travel, education and entertainment< Less
The Family Guide to Medieval Life By Pippa Britton
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Medieval men and women wanted the same things in life that we do today - they wanted to be warm and dry and well fed. They needed education and jobs and in their spare time liked to be entertained.... More > In fact it sounds like all these things could apply to any one of us today! This book shows how very alike people are regardless of what century they were born in and is illustrated with examples of everyday things. The Family Guide to Medieval Life gives the casual reader and older child a broad view of what it was like to live in the Middle Ages. It is a chance to find out how people lived, from the very rich to the very poor and how their lives were not only influenced by the Church and society but how they were enriched by travel, education and entertainment< Less
The Medieval Women’s Dictionary By Cheryl Yale-Bruedigam
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A reconstruction of the female in medieval British society based on words from the Old and Middle English languages. If you are fascinated with life in the Middle Ages, women’s studies, or the... More > history of the English language, you will find this an interesting look at life in that day and time. If you are researching women or words from this period, this work will undoubtedly assist in time and effort to provide a quick reference to common words and concepts relating to women, to the feminine, to the female and their lives.< Less
Medieval Medicine (Illustrated) By James J. Walsh
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“Medieval Medicine” is the story of the medical sciences in the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages are usually assumed to begin with the deposition of Romulus Augustulus, 476, and end with the... More > fall of Constantinople, 1453. In this little volume, then, we have to outline the history of human efforts to prevent and treat the ills of mankind for nearly one thousand years. Until recently, it has been the custom to believe that there was so little of genuine interest in anything like the scientific care of ailing human beings during these centuries, that even a volume of this kind might seem large for the tale of it. Now we know how much these men of the Middle Ages, for so long called the “Dark Ages,” were interested in every phase of human progress. They created a great art and literature, and above all a magnificent architecture.< Less
The Medieval Virgin, Vol. 1 By Marc Gunn
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Hear ye! Hear ye! Let it be known that ye first edition of The Medieval Virgin is now available. This magazine chronicles the struggle felt by virgins and dragons alike as they seeketh to answer ye... More > age-old question, "Do virgins taste better than those who are not?"< Less
The Medieval Virgin, Vol. 1 By Marc Gunn
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Hear ye! Hear ye! Let it be known that ye first edition of The Medieval Virgin is now available. This magazine chronicles the struggle felt by virgins and dragons alike as they seeketh to answer ye... More > age-old question, "Do virgins taste better than those who are not?"< Less
Gathering of Stones: A Medieval Romance By Karen Kitchen
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Alderwren is a young woman living in the middle ages forced to defend her father’s castle against Archambault’s forces. Her father had refused to pay the exorbitant taxes the Duke imposed... More > on all his vassals. A lengthy siege cost Alderwren her home and her father’s life. Alderwren surrendered to one of Archambault’s sons, Royale, a Templar knight home from the carnage of the Crusades which had left him weary and disillusioned. He and Alderwren strike up an uneasy truce.< Less
Medieval Sword & Buckler Combat By Hugh Knight
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Sword and buckler fighting was one of the most common forms of combat in the middle ages, practiced by commoners and nobles alike. With careful, step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions the... More > author shows how to perform the primary sword and buckler techniques of Andreas Lignitzer, Hans Talhoffer and Paulus Kal, fifteenth-century masters of the sword. You will learn the amazingly sophisticated and effective tactical principles of German swordsmanship; guards and footwork; simple attacks and defenses; compound techniques; and finally the solo practice forms of Lignitzer. You will also learn what equipment to use and where to get it so you can start your own study of sword and buckler combat. This book builds on the foundation laid by the previous books in this series to teach all of the primary martial arts essential to a medieval gentleman. Join us and learn the arts of knighthood!< Less