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A History of Private Life: Revelations of the Medieval World
A History of Private Life Revelations of the Medieval World Author:Philippe Aries and Georges Duby, General Editors All the mystery, earthiness and romance of the Middle Ages are captured in this panorama of everyday life. This second volume in the sumptuous "History of Private Life," successor to the widely acclaimed Volume I, "From Pagan Rome to Byzantium," explores the evolving concepts of intimacy from the semiobscure eleventh century through the first s... more »tirrings of the Renaissance world in the fifteenth.
Did people in the Middle Ages have a concept of privacy? How closely does it resemble what we understand as privacy and intimacy today? Here the historian as archaeologist unearths a growing number of letters, literature, marriage contracts, arts, and artifacts from which to construct a vivid picture of life in peasant's hut and pope's palace, in monastery and merchant's house, in castle, fortress, and village.« less