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The Senses in Late Medieval England

The Senses in Late Medieval England

by C. M. Woolgar
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/11/2013
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Crucial to an understanding of life in the past is an appreciation of how individuals perceived their world. This book captures the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of the late medieval period to recreate and explain the kinds of lives lived then. Based on a wide range of sources, from saints' lives, collections of miracles, and literary works to domestic financial records and the remains of buildings, the book reveals a physical experience unlike our own. And it was a world that thought differently, one in which the luster of a color might be more important than its hue, and where moral qualities might attach to sound.
As well as examining individual senses, the book considers how sensation functioned in practice?in the households of bishops of the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, of the queens of late medieval England, and of the aristocracy at the end of the Middle Ages. Woolgar's deft and scrupulous text recovers an elusive and fascinating world.]]>
ISBN:
9780300206050
9780300206050
Category:
British & Irish history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
235x190x18mm
Weight:
0.73kg

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