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This book represents a digest of summer school lectures. In the first edition, long citations from authorities and the multiplication of notes at the bottom of the pages were avoided. In this edition, however, two appendices have been added, the first giving a summary of the history of the period, the second consisting of "Criticisms, Comments and Documents," which add materially to the value of the work. The sociologic facts cited are of particular interest. It is stated that in the thirteenth century a workman could obtain a pair of hand-made shoes for his daily wage—four pence. The author considers the eighteenth the "lowest of centuries."
The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries. JAMA. 1910;LIV(1):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550270069018
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