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Sanne

I like to read classics, historical fiction and world lit. Oh and I love short stories.

Paris in the Middle Ages

Paris in the Middle Ages - Simone Roux, Jo Ann McNamara

Wonderful study into the ordinary life of Parisians in the late Middle Ages. Roux leaves behind the big events and tries to decipher what everyday life was like: how the city looked, how the Parisians lived and what their houses looked like. It goes into detail how the different lifes of various classes were structured; the careers of the guild members, the miserable life of the poor, and the influence that the powerful citizens had on the government of Paris and France in general.

If at all possible, read this book in the original language (French). The English translation is not that good, as there're lots of weird sentences and spelling errors - words which are almost the same in French not properly translated to the way it's written in English.