Life in a Medieval City Topics for Discussion

Frances and Joseph Gies
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What is a woman's responsibility in the High Middle Ages? What freedoms does she enjoy, and what freedoms is she denied? How are women viewed, generally?

Why is it important that texts start to be written in the vernacular languages, rather than Latin? What are a couple reasons behind this surge of vernacular writing?

Describe a typical meal during this period, from preparation to what the guests may do to entertain themselves after dinner.

How did dramatic plays develop in this period? What did they start as, and what did they become?

How are cathedrals instructed, in a general sense? What accounts for the rise of Gothic architecture during this period?

What is the state of medicine in this period? What is believed about the body, and how illness is caused? What methods are used to treat illness and injury?

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