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Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century by Edwin F. Benson

In "Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century" by Edwin F. Benson, readers are given a fascinating glimpse into the day-to-day activities of residents living in a city during the Middle Ages. Through detailed illustrations and informative text, Benson transports readers back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and customs of life in York during the 15th century.

The author provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of medieval city life, from the bustling marketplace to the quiet cloisters of the local monastery. Readers will learn about the diverse occupations held by residents, the role of religion in daily life, and the social structure of the city. Benson's descriptions are vivid and engaging, making it easy for readers to envision themselves walking the streets of York alongside its medieval inhabitants.

One of the highlights of the book is the wealth of illustrations that accompany the text. These detailed drawings bring the city of York to life, allowing readers to see firsthand the architecture, clothing, and activities of its residents. The illustrations provide valuable insight into the material culture of the time and help to create a more immersive reading experience.

Overall, "Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century" is a valuable resource for anyone interested in medieval history or city life during the Middle Ages. Benson's thorough research and engaging writing style make this book both informative and entertaining, offering readers a unique glimpse into the past that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Book Description:

A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, pageantry and punishment. The author has an easy, rhythmic style which leaves the reader wanting to find out more.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 3, 2014
Amazing book -- great listen.
Reviewer: - July 24, 2013
Subject: History
Too slow reading!

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