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Medieval Travellers : The Rich And Restless

Author:    Labarge, Margaret Wade

Title:   Medieval Travellers : The Rich And Restless

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Sterling Pub Co Inc April 2005

ISBN Number:    0753820412 / 9780753820414

Seller ID:   20080131133652

Adventure, religion, politics, amusement: they're all here in abundance, in this vivid account of the upper-class men and women who journeyed the world in medieval days. With information culled from personal writings, chroniclers' notices, and varied financial reports, it presents a surprising and fascinating portrait of the age--including a vision of touring so lavish and comfortable that it puts contemporary travel to shame. And, contrary to expectations, even in those plane-free days, some people covered thousands of miles a year. Among the medieval globetrotters: Sir Thomas Becket; Mary, the daughter of Edward I and a most restless nun; and Bertandon de la Broquiere, the Burgunidan squire who disguised himself as a Turk to join a caravan returning from Mecca.

Price = 12.95 USD

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