This edition includes a 1,000 word introduction, covering:
* the life of the author Paul Lacroix
* an introduction to the text and illustrations contained in the book
Medieval Life describes in meticulous yet vivid detail manners, customs and dress during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Wide ranging in its coverage, it provides a complete picture of what it must have been like to be alive at this momentous point in history.
Profusely illustrated, it is a veritable treasure-trove of information about virtually every aspect of existence – commerce and finance, domestic lives and pastimes, justice and punishments, food and hunting, cultural customs and dress, and much more.
Written by respected 19th-century writer and antiquarian Paul Lacroix, Medieval Life is a piece of history preserved in print. In this beautiful facsimile edition the classic chronicle is presented complete, and includes over 400 original wood carvings which bring to life the many facets of this compelling era.