This article looks at the late medieval hospitals of the kingdom of France at the end of the Middle Ages and asks how they were managed, how large they were, and what daily life was like in these charitable institutions.
Catherine Sauve’s time as an anchoress in Montpellier was brief, but it ended with her execution. Why was she burned at the stake?
How were medieval calendars and the labours of the months organized, and what do they tell us about visual representations of the peasantry?
The birth and rise of a charitable institution in Europe during the Early Middle Ages.
Here are the top three names for medieval men and women in southern France, as well as some of the more uncommon names you could find in the region.
This article explores the ins and outs of female literacy in the Middle Ages.
The stories of illegitimate children in the Middle Ages are often told through the lives of famous bastards, the daughters and sons of kings and noblemen, like William the Conqueror, born of Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and his mistress Herleva. But what do we know about the illegitimate children of common people?
When poop and entrails filled the Thames. Dealing with urban pollution in the Middle Ages.
What trade should the child of a medieval peasant learn?
What happened to elderly individuals deprived of resources and family?
A shortlist of agronomy treatises from China to England.
A look at the size, concepts and members of the family and household in the Later Middle Ages.
A history of not-so-private privies in the Middle Ages.
The five most common jobs were farming, carpentry, butchery, shoemaking and Church-related work.
We can examine what were medieval confraternities by focusing on those the existed in the towns and cities of Southern France.
When air conditioning was not yet a thing – how people in the Middle Ages coped with the summer months.
Looking specifically at late medieval Western Europe, this article examines how large families actually were.
This article sheds light on the circulation of second-hand clothing in the southern French city of Montpellier and its immediate surroundings in the late medieval period, by looking at the sale of used clothing and donations of second-hand clothes.
This article looks at the urban farmers of medieval France and discusses the roles of the gardens that were found throughout medieval cities.
How did medieval people perceive the arrival of Spring? How was Spring depicted in medieval calendars and literary texts? And, was Spring the “mating season” for humans, as it is for many animal species?
This article provides an overview of the roles and place of women in artisanal guilds in late medieval southern France
If nothing else works, you could bring the vermin to justice.
This article investigates the way in which medieval farmers practiced sheep-rearing and looks at the profits they made with their herds.