In the year 1000 the world was one of mystery and magicians, monks, warriors and wandering merchants - people who feared an apocalypse and people who had no idea what year it was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. It was a world of dark forests and Viking adventures in which fear was real and death a constant companion. People felt they walked ...
In the year 1000 the world was one of mystery and magicians, monks, warriors and wandering merchants - people who feared an apocalypse and people who had no idea what year it was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. It was a world of dark forests and Viking adventures in which fear was real and death a constant companion. People felt they walked hand-in-hand with God, and envisaged him so literally that even Christians were sometimes buried with supplies for the journey to the new life in heaven. Narrated through the progression of the seasons, this book presents a recreation of English life at the end of the first millennium AD.
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This book is written in a readable style, and has some interesting information, but I found Eileen Power's "Medieval People" to be both more informative and a more delightful read. This could be something to read AFTER reading Power's book.
However, this book does contain some information about Anglo-Saxon culture which is not addressed by Power, whose historical biogaphies mostly discuss people living after the year 1000.
It's worth reading both books side by side.
Jul 5, 2007
History buff? Don't miss this book! It is outstanding! What was life like in the year 1000? What were the concerns? You might be surprised to read what they were. This book covers the lives of the people in the year 1000. What was the market, politics, struggles? What was the climate like? It's all right here! Read it and enjoy!
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