The Medieval Household
Title Details

364 Pages

24.6 x 18.6 cm

8 colour. 105 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Medieval Household

Daily Living c.1150-c.1450

by Geoff Egan

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Catalogue of excavated household items from the middle ages provides an invaluable reference tool for experts and the general reader alike.
This book brings together for the first time the astonishing diversity of excavated furnishings and artefacts from medieval London homes. These include roofing and other structural items, decorative fixtures and fittings, and assortment of culinary utensils, writing instruments, and toys and weights. Illustrating some 1,000 items, the catalogue provides a fascinating account of how metalwork and glassware manufacturing trends changed during the period covered, while close dating of many of the finds has resulted in many new insights into life at the time.
"It is possible, using this catalogue of finds, to consider new insights into life in medieval Britain during this period and, as such, this volume is ideal for anyone with an academic interest in the period historically or archaeologically. [...] It is a fascinating insight into a very small but significant period of British history and a volume which as part of a wider series nonetheless stands well on its own as an individual work of reference." REFERENCE REVIEWS
"This second edition is testament to the thorough research that underpinned the original." MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY
"Illustrates and explains an astounding diversity of excavated furnishings and artefacts from medieval London homes. [...] It is possible, using this catalogue of finds, to consider new insights into life in medieval Britain during this period and, as such, this volume is ideal for anyone with an academic interest in the period historically or archaeologically." REFERENCE REVIEWS
"These finds give us a marvellous picture of London life in the later middle ages. [...] For historians and archaeologists alike, this catalogue provides a wealth of primary material for further analysis. The introductory essays and commentaries on individual categories and pieces are excellent." THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW
"(reviewed together with 'Pilgrim Souvenirs') Republication of two volumes from the essential Medieval Finds from Excavations in London series, both from 1998, is very welcome. Print quality is excellent, and Boydell has hardbacked them, wise for reference books guaranteed a long life." BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

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9781843835431

May 2010

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Title Details

364 Pages

2.46 x 1.86 cm

8 colour. 105 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London

Imprint: Boydell Press