Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Daily Life in the Middle Ages

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Baker & Taylor
Although life in the Middle Ages was not as comfortable and safe as it is for most people in industrialized countries today, the term “Dark Ages” is highly misleading. The era was not so primitive and crude as depictions in film and literature would suggest. Even during the worst years of the centuries immediately following the fall of Rome, the legacy of that civilization survived. This book covers diet, cooking, housing, building, clothing, hygiene, games and other pastimes, fighting and healing in medieval times. The reader will find numerous misperceptions corrected. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of collections of medieval art and artifacts and related sites across the United States and Canada so that readers in North America can see for themselves some of the matters discussed in the book. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Writing for a general audience rather than for academics, historian Newman (his affiliation is not stated) offers a compendium of information on how people of the Middle Ages ate, cooked, built, dressed, cleaned, used their leisure, fought, and practiced medicine. He provides accessibly written essays on various aspects of each of these topics, with emphasis mainly on the late Middle Ages (understandable, given the larger quantity of available information). An appendix lists some museums in the US (and one in Canada) which have medieval collections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Provides information on the daily life of people during the Middle Ages, covering such topics as cooking, cleaning, clothing and dress, medicine, and leisure time.

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780786408979
Branch Call Number: 940.1 NEWMA
Characteristics: ix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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100101_2827637 Jul 07, 2011

The author helps you to stop thinking of Medieval people as bearly-human people that have lost all touch with civilization, and makes you thinking of them as your family and friends. The book explores all parts of Medieval life from cooking and past times to wars and healing from the time periods of A.D. 500 - A.D. 1500.


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