Inventions of the Middle Ages Chiara Frugoni New Folio Society [2007]


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Inventions of the Middle Ages by Chiara Frugoni

The middle ages have often been depicted as a period in which life had few comforts. Diet and health were poor, learning was preserved only for the select few through the monasteries and even the nobility had to do without. Nonsense, says the great medieval scholar Chiara Frugoni, in this delightful examination of the many inventions we owe to the Middle Ages. This ‘backward’ period gave us printed books, spectacles, anaesthetics, pets, chequebooks, glazed windows, clocks, underwear, playing cards, the fireplace, universities and the wheelbarrow – inventions, items and ideas without which our lives would be poorer, more painful and definitely less healthy.


  • Folio Society Unknown Impression
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; [2007]
  • Quarter-Bound in Cloth With Modigliani Paper Sides Hardback, 200pp
  • With 83 colour and black & white illustrations
  • Size 220 x 170mm, 1kg

Condition: Brand New – Still In Original Unopened Cellophane Wrap

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