The Ties that Bound

The Ties that Bound

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Uses wills, coroners' rolls, and archaeological research to describe the homes, furnishings, clothing, food, kinship bonds, home economy, and stages of life of thirteenth-and fourteenth-century familiesBits of jewelry and coin turn up on village sites, but these fragments indicate that peasants were very prudent about ... Since the houses were so easy to break into , peasants kept silver spoons and other such valued items in locked chests.

Title:The Ties that Bound
Author:Barbara A. Hanawalt
Publisher:New York : Oxford University Press - 1986


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