Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period

Paul LACROIX (1806 - 1884)


A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on private life, food, hunting, games and pastimes, costume, privileges and rights, justice, commerce, finance, and punishments. The online text of the book has over 400 contemporary illustrations.

Warning: Sections 27 and 28, Punishments, may be disturbing to those of a sensitive disposition. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Genre(s): Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Leni
00:08:37
Play 01 01 - Condition of Persons and Lands, Part 1 Leni
00:17:14
Play 02 02 - Condition of Persons and Lands, Part 2 Leni
00:24:27
Play 03 03 - Privileges and Rights (Feudal and Municipal), Part 1 Donna Stewart
00:18:38
Play 04 04 - Privileges and Rights (Feudal and Municipal), Part 2 Donna Stewart
00:30:52
Play 05 05 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 1 Donna Stewart
00:21:54
Play 06 06 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 2 Donna Stewart
00:27:22
Play 07 07 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 3 Donna Stewart
00:22:16
Play 08 08 - Private Life in the Castles, the Towns, and the Rural Districts, Part 4 Donna Stewart
00:15:16
Play 09 09 - Food and Cookery, Part 1 Ruth Golding
00:27:31
Play 10 10 - Food and Cookery, Part 2 Ruth Golding
00:30:16
Play 11 11 - Food and Cookery, Part 3 Ruth Golding
00:21:10
Play 12 12 - Food and Cookery, Part 4 Ruth Golding
00:25:19
Play 13 13 - Food and Cookery, Part 5 Ruth Golding
00:31:42
Play 14 14 - Food and Cookery, Part 6 Ruth Golding
00:16:46
Play 15 15 - Hunting, Part 1 Donna Stewart
00:29:09
Play 16 16 - Hunting, Part 2 Donna Stewart
00:33:45
Play 17 17 - Games and Pastimes, Part 1 Donna Stewart
00:30:14
Play 18 18 - Games and Pastimes, Part 2 Donna Stewart
00:29:54
Play 19 19 - Commerce Donna Stewart
00:38:08
Play 20 20 - Guilds and Trade Corporations Donna Stewart
00:40:36
Play 21 21 - Taxes, Money, and Finance, Part 1 Jim Clevenger
00:46:25
Play 22 22 - Taxes, Money, and Finance, Part 2 Jim Clevenger
00:41:51
Play 23 23 - Law and the Administration of Justice, Part 1 Donna Stewart
00:38:32
Play 24 24 - Law and the Administration of Justice, Part 2 Donna Stewart
00:39:46
Play 25 25 - Secret Tribunals, Part 1 Leni
00:13:16
Play 26 26 - Secret Tribunals, Part 2 Leni
00:33:00
Play 27 27 - Punishments, Part 1 hearhis
00:22:16
Play 28 28 - Punishments, Part 2 Jim Clevenger
00:30:30
Play 29 29 - Jews hearhis
00:42:22
Play 30 30 - Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles, Part 1 Clacas
00:29:56
Play 31 31 - Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles, Part 2 Clacas
00:19:05
Play 32 32 - Ceremonials, Part 1 Donna Stewart
00:23:44
Play 33 33 - Ceremonials, Part 2 Donna Stewart
00:32:14
Play 34 34 - Costumes, Part 1 Ruth Golding
00:34:07
Play 35 35 - Costumes, Part 2 Ruth Golding
00:37:16