Annotations for Archers, Alchemists, and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed


Baker & Taylor
From knights to gong farmers, offers a look at the diverse careers available during the Medieval era, enhanced with illustrations, sidebars, and a timeline.

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Baker & Taylor
From knights to gong farmers, this book offers a look at the diverse careers available to the people during the Medieval era, enhanced with colorful illustrations, informative sidebars, index, and a timeline. Simultaneous.

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Firefly Books Ltd

A fascinating guide to strange-but-true jobs.

If you could go back in time to the Middle Ages, what do you think you would be? A bold knight? A Princess? A Cardinal? In reality, most people did jobs we can barely imagine today. Barbers cut off beards...and sickly limbs; illuminators painstakingly decorated books with gold and silver for their rich lords; gong farmers cleaned out latrines and sorted through the excrement for dropped treasure, like pennies or buttons!

This fascinating and original guide presents 100 careers, described with historical accuracy and the author's renowned wit. Sidebars expound on intriguing elements of medieval life, including the Bayeux Tapestry, Chaucer'sCanterbury Tales, medieval cosmetics, and torture techniques! This book is richly detailed with humorous illustrations that invite exploration and discovery.

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Firefly Books Ltd
An original and humorously illustrated guide to 100 historically accurate medieval careers. Sidebars expound on intriguing elements of medieval life such as medieval cosmetics and torture techniques.

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Perseus Publishing
This book allows us to explore a popular fantasy. If we could go back in time to the Middle Ages, what would we want to be? A knight in shining armor? A princess in a silken gown? Most people's lives were far less glamorous but just as fascinating. Barbers cut off beards ... and sickly limbs; gong farmers cleaned out latrines ... and sorted through the excrement for dropped buttons or pennies. This fascinating and original guide presents 100 careers, described with historical accuracy and the author's renowned wit! Sidebars expound on intriguing elements of medieval life, including the Bayeux Tapestry, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, medieval cosmetics, and torture techniques! The art provides the reader with further opportunities to have fun and learn.


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