Table of Contents for Archers, Alchemists, and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed


Introduction 4(5)
What Happened When? 5(3)
How Many People Lived There? 8(1)
How Was Life Different Then? 9(1)
Everybody in Their Place 10(1)
Nobles 11(1)
Clergy 11(1)
Specialists 12(1)
Peasants 12(1)
Oath of Homage and Fealty 13(1)
Women in the Middle Ages 14(1)
Never an Idle Moment 15(2)
Choosing a Medieval Career 17(1)
Bread and Butter Jobs
18(13)
Peasant
20(1)
Serf
21(1)
Yeoman
22(1)
Housewife
22(1)
Butcher
23(1)
Beggar
23(1)
Brewer; Brewster
24(1)
Miller
25(1)
Baker
25(1)
Guilds
26(1)
Spinster; Spinner
27(1)
Weaver; Webster
27(1)
Walker or Fuller
28(1)
Cordwainer (Shoemaker)
28(1)
Cobbler
28(1)
Blacksmith
29(1)
Chandler
29(1)
Salter or Drysalter
30(1)
Fishmonger
30(1)
Religious Jobs
31(7)
Pope
33(1)
Cardinal
34(1)
Bishop
34(1)
Abbot; Abbess
35(1)
Friar
35(1)
Parson
36(1)
Monk, Nun
36(1)
Chaplain
37(1)
Fighting Clerics
37(1)
Castle Jobs
38(14)
Page
40(1)
Squire
40(1)
Knight
41(2)
Herald
43(1)
Armorer
43(1)
Noblewoman
44(1)
Princess
45(1)
Bailiff
46(1)
Constable; Marshal
46(1)
Falconer
47(1)
Archer
47(1)
Jester or Fool
48(1)
Chamberlain
48(1)
Almoner
48(1)
Butler
49(1)
Domestic Servants
49(1)
Cook; Pastry Chef
50(2)
Wonder Workers' Jobs
52(6)
Inventor
53(1)
Artificer
53(1)
Architect
54(1)
Stonemason
54(1)
Engineer
55(1)
Goldsmith
55(1)
Copyist (Scribe)
56(1)
Bookbinder
56(1)
Parchment and Ink Seller
57(1)
Life and Death Jobs
58(6)
Barber; Barber-Surgeon
59(1)
Surgeon
60(1)
Doctor
61(1)
Apothecary
61(2)
Healer; Midwife
63(1)
Caregiver for Lepers
63(1)
Sit-Down Jobs
64(6)
Schoolmaster; Teacher
65(1)
Philosopher
66(1)
Polymath
66(1)
Alchemist
67(1)
Clerk
68(1)
Astrologer
68(1)
Author, Nonfiction
69(1)
Artistic Jobs
70(6)
Stained-Glass Artist
71(1)
Painter
71(1)
Embroiderer
72(1)
Wood-carver
73(1)
Sculptor
73(1)
Playwright
74(1)
Player (Actor)
74(1)
Illuminator
75(1)
Poet; Literary Author
75(1)
Dirty Jobs
76(4)
Street Cleaner
77(1)
Gong Farmer
77(1)
Bathhouse Attendant
78(1)
Miner
78(1)
Pardoner
79(1)
Witch Hunter
79(1)
Law and Order Jobs
80(7)
Lawyer
81(1)
Provost
81(1)
Summoner
82(1)
Headsman; Hangman
82(1)
Torturer
83(1)
Money Changer
84(1)
Sheriff
84(1)
Bandit
85(1)
Enforcer of the Laws Against Rich Clothes
86(1)
Traveling Jobs
87(7)
Messenger
88(1)
Minstrel; Jongleur
88(1)
Troubadour
89(1)
Town Crier
90(1)
Innkeeper
90(1)
Pilgrim
91(1)
Carter (Carrier)
92(1)
Traveling Merchant
92(1)
Importer; Exporter
93(1)
Explorer
93(1)
Recommended Further Reading 94(1)
Acknowledgments 94(1)
Index 95