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Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death
Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death

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Manufacturer: RLJ Entertainment
Publisher: RLJ Entertainment
Starring: Helen Castor
Directed By: Lucy Swingler

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Product Description:
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0054961220694
Feature: Factory sealed DVD
Format: Closed-captioned
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: RLJ Entertainment
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: RLJ Entertainment
Model: 29085198
MPN: 12555826
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Publisher: RLJ Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Running Time: 186
Studio: RLJ Entertainment
Product Features:
Factory sealed DVD
Editorial Review:
In Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death, historian and author Dr. Helen Castor (She-Wolves: England's Early Queens) examines how the people of the Middle Ages handled three of life's great rites of passage-birth, marriage, and death. Why were physicians of no help to women enduring the pains of labor and the dangers of childbirth? Why were newly married couples put to bed by the priest on their wedding night? What did it mean to die well and why was death such a communal affair, both before and after it happened?

In seeking answers to these and other questions about the medieval world, Castor examines the ways in which the Church dominated the rites and rituals of life, and how every aspect of people's daily existence was colored by their awareness of the afterlife. She goes on to reveal that, by the end of the Middle Ages, changes in the Church as a result of the Protestant Reformation would mean that these rituals would never be the same again.
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