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It's a fairly easy read, although written in a more formal style ...
8 November 2017
This is the classic text introducing the social and ideational structures of the pre-industrial era: how people thought, saw themselves and the world, in the time before ours. It's a fairly easy read, although written in a more formal style than later books on the subject - direct, to the point, going through the issues in a simple and logical manner. If you are interested in this, or are studying pre-modern history or literature (renaissance lit, for example) this is the book you want to read.