Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the Renaissance Period
by Paul Lacroix
Publisher: D. Appleton 1874
Number of pages: 660
From the table of contents: Disorganization of the West at the beginning of the Middle Ages; Elements of feudalism; Private life in the castles, the towns, and the rural districts; Food and cookery; Hunting; Games and pastimes; Commerce; Guilds and trade corporations; Taxes, money, and finance; Law and the administration of justice; Secret tribunals; Refinements of penal cruelty; Tortures for different purposes; Jews; Gypsies, tramps, beggars, and cours des miracles; Ceremonials; Costumes.
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