Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

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Famous for lampooning the medieval world inMonty Python and the Holy Grail,Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages. InTerry Jones' Medieval Lives,his mission is to rescue the Middle Ages from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. Behind the stereotypes of "damsels in distress" and "knights in shining armor," there are wonderfully human stories that bring the period to life. Terry will start with the medieval archetypes--the Knight, Peasant, Damsel, Monk, Outlaw, King, Merchant, and Physician--and in the course of unravelling their role and function will introduce a host of colorful real-life characters, recreating their world by visiting key locations.
Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9780563487937
Characteristics: 256 p. :,col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Ereira, Alan


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Mar 21, 2015

An interesting book. More about debunking commonly held misperceptions of medieval life than scholarly analysis, but a fun fast read.

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