HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE
Cover: A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World, from Harvard University PressCover: A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World in PAPERBACK

A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World

Edited by Georges Duby

Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Series edited by Phillippe Ariès

Georges Duby

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PAPERBACK

$59.50 • £47.95 • €53.50

ISBN 9780674400016

Publication Date: 03/15/1993

Short

688 pages

16 color illustrations, 427 halftones, 20 line illustrations

Belknap Press

History of Private Life

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The second volume of A History of Private Life is a treasure-trove of rich and colorful detail culled from an astounding variety of sources. This absorbing “secret epic” constructs a vivid picture of peasant and patrician life in the eleventh to fifteenth centuries.

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