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Medieval Travellers The Rich and the Restless Adventure religion politics amusement they re all here in abundance in this vivid account of the upper class men and women who journeyed the world in medieval days With information culled from per

  • Title: Medieval Travellers: The Rich and the Restless
  • Author: Margaret Wade Labarge
  • ISBN: 9780753820414
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Medieval Travellers: The Rich and the Restless By Margaret Wade Labarge, Adventure, religion, politics, amusement they re all here in abundance, in this vivid account of the upper class men and women who journeyed the world in medieval days With information culled from personal writings, chroniclers notices, and varied financial reports, it presents a surprising and fascinating portrait of the age including a vision of touring so lavish andAdventure, religion, politics, amusement they re all here in abundance, in this vivid account of the upper class men and women who journeyed the world in medieval days With information culled from personal writings, chroniclers notices, and varied financial reports, it presents a surprising and fascinating portrait of the age including a vision of touring so lavish and comfortable that it puts contemporary travel to shame And, contrary to expectations, even in those plane free days, some people covered thousands of miles a year Among the medieval globetrotters Sir Thomas Becket Mary, the daughter of Edward I and a most restless nun and Bertandon de la Broquiere, the Burgunidan squire who disguised himself as a Turk to join a caravan returning from Mecca.

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    1. The common view of mediaeval times is that people never really travelled anywhere, instead living and dying within a few miles of their birthplace This book shows that, certainly where nobles and clerics were concerned at any rate, this picture is rather wide of the mark Each chapter focusses on a different group of travellers or else different reasons for travel , for example knights travelling to attend tournaments, diplomats travelling from court to court, and clerics visiting Rome.The book i [...]

    2. This is an interesting general survey of medieval travelling of all kinds pleasure, pilgrimage, diplomacy, war, etc But she has some bad writing habits that made the book unnecessarily hard going Completed December 16, 2005.

    3. Excellent book about travel in the 14th century IF YOU WERE RICH Nothing at all about the common religious pilgrim It is well written researched a fun book to read.

    4. Good book about the state of local, national and global travel in medieval times Would have liked on international travellers and less on kings and queens, but that s just me.

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