Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Pe…


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(4.7 stars; 21 reviews)

A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on private life, food, hunting, games and pastimes, costume, privileges and rights, justice, commerce, finance, and punishments. The online text of the book has over 400 contemporary illustrations.

Warning: Sections 27 and 28, Punishments, may be disturbing to those of a sensitive disposition. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (17 hr 5 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 8:37 Read by Leni
01 - Condition of Persons and Lands, Part 1 17:14 Read by Leni
02 - Condition of Persons and Lands, Part 2 24:27 Read by Leni
03 - Privileges and Rights (Feudal and Municipal), Part 1 18:38 Read by Donna Stewart
04 - Privileges and Rights (Feudal and Municipal), Part 2 30:52 Read by Donna Stewart
05 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 1 21:54 Read by Donna Stewart
06 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 2 27:22 Read by Donna Stewart
07 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 3 22:16 Read by Donna Stewart
08 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 4 15:16 Read by Donna Stewart
09 - Food and Cookery, Part 1 27:31 Read by Ruth Golding
10 - Food and Cookery, Part 2 30:16 Read by Ruth Golding
11 - Food and Cookery, Part 3 21:10 Read by Ruth Golding
12 - Food and Cookery, Part 4 25:19 Read by Ruth Golding
13 - Food and Cookery, Part 5 31:42 Read by Ruth Golding
14 - Food and Cookery, Part 6 16:46 Read by Ruth Golding
15 - Hunting, Part 1 29:09 Read by Donna Stewart
16 - Hunting, Part 2 33:45 Read by Donna Stewart
17 - Games and Pastimes, Part 1 30:14 Read by Donna Stewart
18 - Games and Pastimes, Part 2 29:54 Read by Donna Stewart
19 - Commerce 38:08 Read by Donna Stewart
20 - Guilds and Trade Corporations 40:36 Read by Donna Stewart
21 - Taxes, Money, and Finance, Part 1 46:25 Read by Jim Clevenger
22 - Taxes, Money, and Finance, Part 2 41:51 Read by Jim Clevenger
23 - Law and the Administration of Justice, Part 1 38:32 Read by Donna Stewart
24 - Law and the Administration of Justice, Part 2 39:46 Read by Donna Stewart
25 - Secret Tribunals, Part 1 13:16 Read by Leni
26 - Secret Tribunals, Part 2 33:00 Read by Leni
27 - Punishments, Part 1 22:16 Read by hearhis
28 - Punishments, Part 2 30:30 Read by Jim Clevenger
29 - Jews 42:22 Read by hearhis
30 - Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles, Part 1 29:56 Read by Clacas
31 - Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles, Part 2 19:05 Read by Clacas
32 - Ceremonials, Part 1 23:44 Read by Donna Stewart
33 - Ceremonials, Part 2 32:14 Read by Donna Stewart
34 - Costumes, Part 1 34:07 Read by Ruth Golding
35 - Costumes, Part 2 37:16 Read by Ruth Golding

Reviews


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed the deep look at medieval life, not just wars and kings. The author is definitely of his time and place, but it was well worth listening to.


(5 stars)

Amazing political history divined in here. Listen to this all the way through. We see that humans have not changed modes... even in costume!

Good read overall. Too much detail in some chapters.


(4 stars)

Interesting and well read


(5 stars)

Interesting and well read