Subject: For the sort of information you're talking about...
Posted on: 2020-02-06 18:07:59 UTC

This may help: Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross. It was written with fantasy RPGs in mind, but it's good for a rough sketch of any medieval fantasy land. {= D

Re. libraries, my sense is that buildings dedicated solely to books aren't really a thing in a medieval-flavored world. Large, wealthy establishments such as universities and churches might have a collection for the use of their members; wealthy people might have private collections; maybe you'll find a few prized volumes in the common room of a particularly educated innkeeper. But, depending on the level of technology/magic available, printing and book-binding are difficult and expensive, and the majority of the population can't read anyway. There just isn't a high demand for books.

That's just in general, though. Your world may vary! ... And I don't think you actually said medieval fantasy, but if it's not, I'm sure there are similar resources for modern fantasy and whatnot out there for the finding!


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