Daily Life in Portugal in the Late Middle Ages
A. H. de Oliveira Marques
Translated from the Portuguese by S. S. Wyatt
Drawings by Vitor Andre
Past studies of medieval Portugal have focused on such specific themes as political or administrative history and voyages of discovery. Oliveira Marques, however, has captured the vast spectrum of Portuguese daily life from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries The whole of medieval society is depicted, both on a national scale and, more important, society as it affected the individual in his everyday activities. Oliveira Marques gives us an engaging and original social history which examines customary meals, dress, homes, work, spiritual life, even ideas about courtship and love. Medieval Portuguese culture and education, amusements and funeral customs are all a part of this portrait.
A. H. de Oliveira Marques is professor of history at the University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), where he is professor of history and scientific coordinator of the Centro de Estudos Históricos. He has published many books on Portuguese history and in 1998 was decorated by the president of Portugal with the Grã-Cruz da Ordem da Liberdade, the Great Cross of the Order of Liberty.
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LC: 78-006040 DP
372 pp. 6 x 9 99 figs., 2 maps
Paper $29.95 x
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