An age of chivalry, color, and faith from which the modern world still draws inspiration—or centuries of violence, squalor, and superstition best forgotten? Marjorie Rowling refreshingly avoids any such extreme judgments so often passed on the Middle Ages. Instead, she looks closely at some of the people who lived and worked in that fascinating era of European history.
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Acknowledgment 1. Charlemagne and Society 2. Lords and Vassals 3. Townsmen and Traders 4. Women and Wives 5. Pilgrims and Crusaders 6. Monks and Friars 7. Schools and Scholars 8. Church Builders and Artists 9. Doctors and Patients 10. Scientists and Technologists