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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.
Posted April 28, 2013
This book is a perfect resource for anyone seeking information about the middle ages. All topics pertaining to daily life are covered in detail, making a very informative read. The consistent, predictable organization of this book makes it easy to find any information you need quickly. Pictures are used throughout to help illustrated what the author describes. All aspects are covered, including ones that are often overlooks, such as food, cleaning, healing, relaxing, and playing. Even more information can be found in the other books of this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2004
This book will was a great book. i could tell by how the way he put the word 'in' in the title. it truley touched my heart. I would just like to take a moment of silence to honor Paul B. B. Newman......... Thank You.
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Posted November 21, 2003
From food to fighting, this book is a great summary and introduction into life in the European Middle Ages. Well written and very easy to read. Plus, it has some nice diagrams to boot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.