Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

Rebecca Smith

Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages by Frances and Joseph Gies is an informative book on exactly what the title suggests. The book is broken into parts: the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, and the Late Middle Ages. Because of these partitions, it is easier to understand at what point in time the author is specifying. The book is also enriched with photos, but because they are black and white, they are hard to reproduce clearly.

I found the book to informative, but I was not able to just pick it up at any point and start reading. Often, many details were given, therefore I needed to most of the beginning of the chapter to understand what was being explained at the end of the chapter.

Overall I liked the book and was able to gleen a lot of interesting information from it.

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