The Year 1000 (Paperback)

What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium

By Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger

Back Bay Books, 9780316511575, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p.127 And much more...