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Daily Life in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

Daily Life in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

by Paul B. NewmanPaul B. Newman
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900786408978
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/15/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

A lecturer on medieval history, Paul B. Newman holds degrees from the University of Maryland and George Washington University. He lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1. Eating and Cooking 3

2. Building and Housing 37

3. Clothing and Dressing 93

4. Cleaning 137

5. Relaxing and Playing 159

6. Fighting 191

7. Healing 241

Appendix 271

Bibliography 277

Index 283

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