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Country life

Renaissance books about country life traditionally divided their discussion into two parts: activities inside the house and yard (the responsibility of the woman, the housewife); and activities outdoors (the responsibility of the man, the husbandman). And of course there were regular fairs and festivals.

The subjects covered in the following pages include:

The Society for Creative Anachronism maintains several useful pages on social history of Medieval and Renaissance life.