The year 1000 What life was like at the turn of the first millennium : an Englishman's world

Robert Lacey

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Published
Boston : Little, Brown c1999.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
230 p. : ill
ISBN
9780316511575
0316558400
Main Author
Robert Lacey (-)
Other Authors
Danny Danziger (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A colorful, illuminating, and accurate survey of life in 1000 AD reveals how various people viewed the close of a thousand years, how they envisioned the next millennium, and what their daily lives were like. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A survey of life in England in 1000 A.D. reveals how various people viewed the end of the millenium and what their daily lives were like.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p.127 And much more...

Review by Publisher Summary 4

As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p.127 And much more...