English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages

English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages An attempt to glean accurate information relative to the Middle Ages by checking the accuracy of descriptions found in literature of the period Includes information regarding travel roads security o

  • Title: English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages
  • Author: Jean Jules Jusserand
  • ISBN: 9780766130166
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • An attempt to glean accurate information relative to the Middle Ages by checking the accuracy of descriptions found in literature of the period Includes information regarding travel, roads, security on the roads, various types of wayfaring peoples and religious wayfarers Contains several illustrations.

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    1. This old book by a French guy completely knocked me out when I read it many years ago and I have utterly forgotten why. I can't remember a single detail, not one. But every time my eye rests on it as it sits undisturbed on my history shelf I get a little glow of what I think is happiness. So that makes me think two things - Pavlov's dogs were right, and I ought to reread this thing.

    2. Jusserand explores all aspects of life on the road in 14th century England, using literature (Chaucer and other poets, popular ballads, and Piers Plowman), documentary evidence (including a lot of ecclesiastical and secular legal documents, as well as other surviving records), and period illustrations, to create a picture of the roads themselves, the people who traveled them, and how travel affected the country's social and political changes. The sheer volume of records and literature he consult [...]

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