Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Daily Life in the Middle Ages

by Paul B. Newman

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Overview

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: 9780786450527
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/15/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 301
Sales rank: 1,115,650
File size: 25 MB
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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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