Daily Life in Elizabethan England (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life in Elizabethan England (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Jeffrey L. Singman, Will McClean
     
 

ISBN-10: 031329335X

ISBN-13: 9780313293351

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Students, teachers, and interested readers will find in this resource a vivid and intimate account of life in the Elizabethan age. The first book on Elizabethan England to rise out of the living history movement, it combines a unique hands-on approach with the best of current research. Organized for easy reference, it is enlivened with how-to sections—recipes,

Overview

Students, teachers, and interested readers will find in this resource a vivid and intimate account of life in the Elizabethan age. The first book on Elizabethan England to rise out of the living history movement, it combines a unique hands-on approach with the best of current research. Organized for easy reference, it is enlivened with how-to sections—recipes, clothing patterns, songs and games, all gathered from original sources. This hands-on approach recreates the daily life of ordinary people, not just the aristocracy, and systematically covers the most basic facts of life in a readily accessible format. Clearly illustrated with 94 drawings, patterns, and diagrams, it provides a treasure trove of information for classroom and library use and for those interested in recreating Elizabethan life.

The work is organized into sections on the structure of Elizabethan society, the course of life (birth, childhood, education, marriage, old age, and death), the cycles of time (daily, weekly, and yearly schedules, including a calendar of the Elizabethan year), the living environment (houses, villages, towns, and travel), clothing (including instruction for making complete Elizabethan male and female outfits), food (featuring a selection of recipes), and entertainment (songs with sheet music and instruction for authentic games and dances). A chronology of Tudor England, a glossary, appendices with information and ideas on organizing Elizabethan feasts and fairs, and lists of suggested readings, videos, and recordings complete the work. This is an indispensable resource for classrooms and school and public libraries because it gives readers a true understanding of what it would be like to live in 16th-century England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313293351
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1210L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Chronology of Tudor England

The Elizabethan World

Society

Government and the Law

Religion

The Economy and Trade

The Cycle of Life

Cycles of Time

The Day

The Week

The Elizabethan Year

The Living Environment

Clothing and Accoutrements

Materials

Undergarments

Women's Garments

Men's Garments

Hair and Headgear

Fasteners

Belts, Knives, and Purses

Miscellaneous Accessories

Clothing Patterns

Food

Meals

Diet

The Kitchen

Drinks

Tableware

Etiquette

Eating Out

Recipes

Entertainment

Theater

Literature

Music

Dancing

Hunting and Animal Sports

Martial Sports

Physical Games

Table Games

Games and Life

Games

Physical Games

Board Games

Dice Games

Card Games

Songs

Dance

French Dances

Country Dances

Glossary

Appendix A: The Elizabethan Event

Appendix B: Suppliers

Appendix C: Contacts

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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