The Time Travelers Guide To Medieval England A Handbook For Visitors To The Fourteenth Century

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The Time Traveller S Guide To Medieval England

Author : Ian Mortimer
ISBN : 9781448103782
Genre : History
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The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. History is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived, whether that's the life of a peasant or a lord. The result is perhaps the most astonishing history book you are ever likely to read; as revolutionary as it is informative, as entertaining as it is startling.
Category: History

The Time Traveler S Guide To Medieval England A Handbook For Visitors To The Fourteenth Century

Author : Ian Mortimer
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From Publishers Weekly In this compelling volume, Medieval history expert Mortimer (The Fears of Henry IV) transports readers to jolly, squalid old England for a thorough survey of everyday 14th century life. Going beyond the "nasty, brutish and short" of it, Mortimer's immersive visitor's-guide approach to popular history gives readers a seamless sense of being there. The population is young-"Half of the population is aged twenty-one or less"-but incredibly diverse. The idea that social classes were distinct and few-fighters, prayers, and farmers-gets exploded in Mortimer's examination society and the Medieval character, including everything from humor and juggling to mariners to doctors. Mortimer even argues, convincingly, over relative standards of hygiene ("to regard a medieval kitchen as 'dirty' because it has not been wiped down with modern detergent is to apply our own standards inappropriately"). He also looks at the role of period's four greatest writers of the time , and reveals the horrors of contemporary medicine (with terrifying descriptions of the plague) and law (the outskirts of every town were decorated with the hanged corpses of minor criminals). Mortimer's toungue-in-cheek vistor's guide is an impressive accomplishment, turning 600 years of history transparent to give 21st century audiences a clear view on Medieval life. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review “In this compelling volume, Mortimer transports his readers. . . . Gives readers a seamless sense of being there. . . . An impressive accomplishment, turning 600 years of history transparent to give 21st-century readers a clear view of medieval life.” –Publishers Weekly “Mortimer addresses every aspect of medieval life, from the mundane to the bizarre. . . . Travel guides are designed to deliver helpful information about faraway places, but this one gets to the heart of a different time zone.” –The Washington Post “Chock-full of surprises, this is exceptional social history, compellingly told; there should be ‘travel books’ like this for every century. Start reading, and you won't want to stop.” –Library Journal "The endlessly inventive Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time." --The Times (UK)

Shakespeares Welt

Author : Ian Mortimer
ISBN : 9783492996495
Genre : History
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Die Zeit von Shakespeare und Königin Elisabeth I. gilt als " goldenes Zeitalter". Aber wie war es eigentlich wirklich, im England des 16. Jahrhunderts zu leben? Wir reisen mit Ian Mortimer zurück und spazieren durch die Straßen Londons. Ein Prediger brüllt seine Botschaft in die Menge aus Kaufleuten und Bettlern, als vor uns zwei Volltrunkene aus der Taverne stolpern und sich beinahe zu Tode prügeln. Denn die damalige Zeit war nicht bloß geprägt durch meisterhafte Lyrik und höfischen Überfluss, auch Krankheiten, Hungersnöte, Gewalt und Sexismus bestimmten den Alltag. In diesem Buch entschlüsselt Ian Mortimer auf seine gewohnt unterhaltsame Art ein Land im Widerspruch zwischen Glanz und Grauen und zeigt uns den Geburtsort der modernen Welt. "Ein amüsanter und verständlicher Reiseführer durch vergangene Zeiten." Sunday Times
Category: History

No Freedom Without Regulation

Author : Joseph William Singer
ISBN : 9780300211672
Genre : Business & Economics
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A tour de force that corrects a misconception long embraced by both the left and the right about markets and regulation Almost everyone who follows politics or economics agrees on one thing: more regulation means less freedom. Joseph William Singer, one of the world's most respected experts on property law, explains why this understanding of regulation is simply wrong. While analysts as ideologically divided as Alan Greenspan and Joseph Stiglitz have framed regulatory questions as a matter of governments versus markets, Singer reminds us of what we've willfully forgotten: government is not inherently opposed to free markets or private property, but is, in fact, necessary to their very existence. Singer uses the recent subprime crisis to demonstrate: Regulation's essential importance for freedom and democracy Why consumer protection laws are a basic pillar of economic freedom How private property rests on a regulatory infrastructure Why liberals and conservatives actually agree on these relationships far more than they disagree This concise volume is essential reading for policy makers, philosophers, political theorists, economists, and financial professionals on both sides of the aisle.
Category: Business & Economics

The Light Ages

Author : Seb Falk
ISBN : 9780241374276
Genre : History
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The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first mechanical clocks as medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky. In this book, we walk the path of medieval science with a real-life guide, a fourteenth-century monk named John of Westwyk - inventor, astrologer, crusader - who was educated in England's grandest monastery and exiled to a clifftop priory. Following the traces of his life, we learn to see the natural world through Brother John's eyes: navigating by the stars, multiplying Roman numerals, curing disease and telling the time with an astrolabe. We travel the length and breadth of England, from Saint Albans to Tynemouth, and venture far beyond the shores of Britain. On our way, we encounter a remarkable cast of characters: the clock-building English abbot with leprosy, the French craftsman-turned-spy and the Persian polymath who founded the world's most advanced observatory. An enthralling story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man and an extraordinary time, The Light Ages conjures up a vivid picture of the medieval world as we have never seen it before.
Category: History

Everyday Life In Medieval London

Author : Toni Mount
ISBN : 9781445615646
Genre : History
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Step back in time to medieval London to find out about the lives of those working and living there.
Category: History

The World Of Richard Iii

Author : Kristie Dean
ISBN : 9781445636627
Genre : History
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Follow Richard III through the resplendent castles, towering cathedrals, manor houses and chapels associated with his controversial life.
Category: History

The Spectator

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ISBN : UOM:39015024224589
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

The Art Journal

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ISBN : MINN:31951000749183X
Genre : Art
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Vol. for 1867 includes Illustrated catalogue of the Paris Universal Exhibition.
Category: Art

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015062080349
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Category: Bibliography, National

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117840202
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The United States Catalog

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ISBN : UOM:39015058375869
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Great Britain And The East

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ISBN : CHI:103353893
Genre : Eastern question (Balkan)
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Category: Eastern question (Balkan)

Indian Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015063188869
Genre : English imprints
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The English Catalogue Of Books Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015036924333
Genre : English literature
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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.
Category: English literature