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Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice


Cathedral, Forge, and  Waterwheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle.


A Medieval Family

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies

The Pastons family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scholars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survived five centuries. Revealing a wealth of information about...


Life in a Medieval Village

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies

The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages.

This new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing...


Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

by Frances Gies

A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City

Historians have only recently awakened to the...


Life in a Medieval City

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies

Medieval history comes alive in Frances and Joseph Gies’s Life in a Medieval City, used as a research resource by George R. R. Martin in creating the world of A Game of Thrones.

Reissued for the first time...


Life in a Medieval Castle

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

"The authors allow medieval man and woman to speak for themselves through selections from past journals, songs, even account books."--Time


The Knight in History

by Frances Gies

"A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."--Los Angeles Times