MANNERS AND CUSTOMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
In addition to eye-catching visuals on every page (all fully captioned), the book features timelines, maps, and numerous fact boxes. Main subjects are divided into 14 two-page spreads with artwork and decorative borders attractively arranged around text passages. Subtitles add focus and glossary terms are printed in boldface. Topics include knights and chivalry; rules that noble youth had to follow when serving their lord and lady; books of manners; the tradition of monks and nuns eating in silence ; wedding customs, such as the wedding ring and the bridal veil; the belief that women should be humble and obedient; rituals for pregnancy, birth, and birthdays; harvest celebrations; the tradition of the 12 days of Christmas and the burning of the yule log; superstitions about health and hygiene; and burial rituals.
8" x 11"