Medieval People, Eileen Power
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Medieval People

Author: Eileen Power

Narrator: Roe Kendall

Unabridged: 7 hr 1 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 06/16/2010

Genre: History - Medieval

Synopsis

In this classic of social history, the author describes the lives of five obscure men and women of the Middle Ages and one famous one. She draws on account books, records, letters, diaries, and wills to make the life of those times as concrete and comprehensible as our own. There are fulllength portraits of Bodo, a Frankish peasant in the time of Charlemagne; Marco Polo, the Venetian traveler; Madame Eglentyne, the prioress of Chaucers Canterbury Tales; the young wife of a fourteenthcentury Parisian bourgeois; and two English merchants of the fifteenth century, Thomas Betson of the wool trade and Thomas Paycocke, a clothier.

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