Archers, Alchemists, and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or LoathedBook - 2003
From knights to gong farmers, offers a look at the diverse careers available during the Medieval era, enhanced with illustrations, sidebars, and a timeline.
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.
- Unique look at life in the Middle Ages
- Introduction, timeline, additional resources provide added value
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.
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.