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Gies, Joseph

Overview
Works: 52 works in 388 publications in 5 languages and 22,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Recipient
Classifications: CB353, 940.1
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Most widely held works about Joseph Gies
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Gies
Life in a medieval village by Frances Gies( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the medieval English village, Elton, and through it how medieval people lived their lives, births, marriages, deaths, loves, work, etc
Life in a medieval castle by Joseph Gies( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes conditions and everyday life in a medieval castle. Centers on the twelfth-century fortress of Chepstow on the Welsh border
Women in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the lives, expectations, and accomplishments of medieval women
Life in a medieval city by Joseph Gies( Book )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every aspect of life in a prosperous thirteenth-century city is explored in this representative study of Troyes in 1250 A.D
Marriage and the family in the Middle ages by Frances Gies( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Russian and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the development of marriage and the family in the Middle Ages
Cathedral, forge, and waterwheel : technology and invention in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this account of Europe's rise to world leadership in technology, Frances and Joseph Gies make use of recent scholarship to destroy two time-honored myths. Myth One: that Europe's leap forward occurred suddenly in the "Renaissance," following centuries of medieval stagnation. Not so, say the Gieses: Early modern technology and experimental science were direct outgrowths of the decisive innovations of medieval Europe, in the tools and techniques of agriculture, craft industry, metallurgy, building construction, navigation, and war. Myth Two: that Europe achieved its primacy through "Western" superiority. On the contrary, the authors report, many of Europe's most important inventions - the horse harness, the stirrup, the magnetic compass, cotton and silk cultivation and manufacture, papermaking, firearms, "Arabic" numerals - had their origins outside Europe, in China, India, and Islam. The Gieses show how Europe synthesized its own innovations - the three-field system, water power in industry, the full-rigged ship, the putting-out system - into a powerful new combination of technology, economics, and politics. From the expansion of medieval man's capabilities, the voyage of Columbus with all its fateful consequences is seen as an inevitable product, while even the genius of Leonardo da Vinci emerges from the context of earlier and lesser-known dreamers and tinkerers. Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel is illustrated with more than 90 photographs and drawings. It is a Split Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
By the sweat of thy brow : work in the Western world by Melvin Kranzberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridges and men by Joseph Gies( Book )

24 editions published between 1945 and 1968 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of bridges through the ages, and the men who built them
A medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century England by Frances Gies( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing a wealth of information about the manners, morals, lifestyle, and attitudes of the late Middle Ages, the letters also tell the story of three generations of the fifteenth-century Paston family that reads like a historical novel full of memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable wife and mother who fought the family's battles; her husband, John Paston I, tough, hardheaded, and thrice confined to Fleet Prison but never yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized family and friends by falling in love with the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and cheerful, sensible John III, who against all odds succeeded in marrying for love
Merchants and moneymen : the commercial revolution, 1000-1500 by Joseph Gies( Book )

17 editions published between 1834 and 1972 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the achievements of leading businessmen who shaped the development of commerce in Medieval Europe
Daily life in medieval times : a vivid, detailed account of birth, marriage, and death ; food, clothing, and housing ; love and labor, in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed look at the life and times of ordinary people during the Middle Ages
Franklin D. Roosevelt : portrait of a President by Joseph Gies( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture-book biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, our 32nd president. Contains nearly 250 photographs, many rarely seen before
Harry S. Truman, a pictorial biography by Joseph Gies( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the thirty-third President of the United States from childhood, through his years as Vice-President to Franklin D. Roosevelt, to his sudden rise to the office of President, to the decision to drop atomic bombs, and the beginnings of the Cold War
The ingenious Yankees by Joseph Gies( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis, 1918; the leading actors, strategies, and events in the German gamble for total victory on the Western Front by Joseph Gies( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colonel of Chicago by Joseph Gies( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonders of the modern world by Joseph Gies( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard of Pisa and the new mathematics of the Middle Ages by Joseph Gies( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Pisa, the 13th century capital of the commercial revolution, with emphasis on the contribution of Leonard Fibonacci to the new mathematics
Adventure underground: the story of the world's great tunnels by Joseph Gies( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars of the series; a complete history of the world series by Joseph Gies( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the World Series, focussing on baseball's greatest stars
 
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Alternative Names
Gies, J.

Gies, J. &

Gies, Joseph

Gies, Joseph and Frances

Гис, Джозеф

ギース, J.

ギース, ジョゼフ

ジョゼフ・ギース

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Life in a medieval castleWomen in the Middle AgesLife in a medieval cityMarriage and the family in the Middle agesCathedral, forge, and waterwheel : technology and invention in the Middle AgesA medieval family : the Pastons of fifteenth-century EnglandDaily life in medieval times : a vivid, detailed account of birth, marriage, and death ; food, clothing, and housing ; love and labor, in the Middle AgesLeonard of Pisa and the new mathematics of the Middle Ages