Frances and Joseph Gies

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Frances Gies (June 10, 1915 – December 18, 2013) and Joseph Gies (October 8, 1916 – April 13, 2006) were historians and writers who collaborated on a number of books about the Middle Ages, and also wrote individual works. They were husband and wife. Joseph Gies graduated from the University of Michigan in 1939.[1]

The works by Gies and Gies are respected amongst historians and archeologists, and are on the recommended reading lists of a number of universities.[citation needed]

Select bibliography[edit]


  • (1969) Life in a Medieval City, ISBN 978-0-06-090880-5
  • (1974) Life in a Medieval Castle Crowell, ISBN 978-0-690-00561-5
  • (1979) Life in a Medieval Castle ISBN 978-0-062-01650-8
  • (1983) Leonard Of Pisa And The New Mathematics Of The Middle Ages ISBN 978-0-317-57849-2
  • (1987) Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages ISBN 0-06-015791-7
  • (1990) Life in a Medieval Village
  • (1994) Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel : Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-016590-1
  • (1999) A Medieval Family: The Pastons of Fifteenth-Century England New York: HarperCollins
  • (2005) Daily Life in Medieval Times, UK: Grange Books, 2005 ISBN 1-84013-811-4 (Combining Medieval City, Medieval Castle, Medieval Village)

Frances Gies[edit]

Joseph Gies[edit]


  1. ^ Library of Congress Name Authority File
  2. ^ Briefly reviewed in The New Yorker (14 January 1985) : 119.