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Gies, Frances

Overview
Works: 36 works in 339 publications in 6 languages and 20,050 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, 0th, Other
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Most widely held works by Frances Gies
Life in a medieval village by Frances Gies( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,509 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 )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,501 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
Life in a medieval city by Joseph Gies( Book )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the life of the rich and poor family, the housewife, businessman, doctor, scholar, clergy, artist, and writer of the Middle Ages, with insights into many customs and traditions of the period
Women in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the lives, expectations, and accomplishments of medieval women
Marriage and the family in the Middle ages by Frances Gies( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,132 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 )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 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
The knight in history by Frances Gies( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the rise, the long noonday, and the decline of knighthood, and the influence of the medieval knight throughout history. Frances Gies brings her gifts for research and historical analysis together to explore this institution which has been the object of much attention, speculation, and myth-making, and, most important, has been a crucial element in the shaping of history. She achieves this through descriptions of knightly types, such as the Crusaders of 1095 and the Knights Templars of the thirteenth century, and through portraits of individual men--the famous knight-errant William Marshal, the troubadour poet Arnaut Daniel, the Breton hero Bertrand du Guesclin, and Sir John Fastolf, to whom war was a profitable business. For six centuries the medieval knight dominated the battlefields and stirred the imagination of the Western world. Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored, mounted warrior revolutionized warfare and became the keystone of the new political structure of feudalism. Alarmed by his excesses, the Church first attempted to tame him, then enlisted him in its own enterprises, above all the First Crusade of 1095. The Church's efforts to Christianize the knight gave him a status sought even by kings and princes, and he was celebrated by the troubadours, trouvères and minnesingers--themselves knights--and by their successors, including the fabricators of the legend of King Arthur and the Round Table. Not a direct victim of the invention of firearms--to which he was less vulnerable than most soldiers--the knight nevertheless suffered from the succession of military, economic, and political changes that marked the waning of the Middle Ages, and in the end was anachronistically stranded in the age of gunpowder and the national state. However, his memory proved durable. In a long "Indian summer," which stretched into modern times, knighthood was revived and recalled with affectionate myopia--its faults forgotten, its virtues exaggerated. In The Knight in History, Gies achieves a fascinating and comprehensive picture of knighthood since its beginnings."--Jacket
Joan of Arc : the legend and the reality by Frances Gies( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc, IPA: [{7f0292}an dak]; ca. 1412[4] ? 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born a peasant girl in what is now eastern France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon for charges of "insubordination and heterodoxy", and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.[6] Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920."--Wikipedia
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 711 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 )

19 editions published between 1834 and 1972 in English and held by 675 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 )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed look at the life and times of ordinary people during the Middle Ages
The ingenious Yankees by Joseph Gies( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 376 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
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 )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A VIVID, DETAILED ACCOUNT OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH; FOOD, CLOTHING AND HOUSING; LOVE AND LABOR IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Life in a medieval city by Frances Gies( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the life of the rich and poor family, the housewife, businessman, doctor, scholar, clergy, artist, and writer of the Middle Ages, with insights into many customs and traditions of the period
Life in a medieval village by Frances Gies( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meticulously researched, Life in a Medieval Village is a remarkable account that illustrates the captivating world of the Middle Ages and demonstrates what it was like to live during a fascinating-and often misunderstood-era
Scenes of medieval life by Joseph Gies( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daiseido seitetsu suisha : Chusei yoroppa no tekunoroji by Joseph Gies( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chusei yoroppa no kazoku by Joseph Gies( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chusei yoroppa no noson no seikatsu by Joseph Gies( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Marriage and the family in the Middle ages
Alternative Names
Carney Gies, Frances.

Gies, Frances

Gies, Frances Carney.

Gies Frances Carney 1915-2013

Гис, Фрэнсис

ギース, F.

ギース, フランシス

フランシス・ギース

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Life in a medieval castleLife in a medieval cityWomen in the Middle AgesMarriage and the family in the Middle agesCathedral, forge, and waterwheel : technology and invention in the Middle AgesThe knight in historyA 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 Ages