The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: A Tour through History from Ancient Times to the Presentby Joyce Salisbury
We build our lives on essential but seemingly mundane things: Food, Shelter, Families, Neighbors, Work, and Play. The unremembered details of people's everyday struggles and successes have shaped history and continue to drive the world we know. This exciting new resouce offers an unprecedented look at human history's living heart: the billions of anonymous… See more details below
We build our lives on essential but seemingly mundane things: Food, Shelter, Families, Neighbors, Work, and Play. The unremembered details of people's everyday struggles and successes have shaped history and continue to drive the world we know. This exciting new resouce offers an unprecedented look at human history's living heart: the billions of anonymous men and women often forgotten by historical studies, but without whose lives human history would be meaningless. Perfect for general readers and students of world history, U.S. history, literature, drama, social studies, anthropology, religion, and more, this award-winning resource offers an unprecedented look at how people lived, ate, dressed, worshipped, toiled, played, married and died, and much much more. Organized by timeframe (each volume covers a finite period) and then by topic (Historical Overview,then Domestic, Economic,Intellectual, Material, Political, Recreational, and Religious Life, followed by primary sources), this set will meet the needs of a vast perecentage of library patrons for both curricular studies as well as personal interest areas.
Our lives are built on essential but mundane things: food, shelter, families, neighbors, work, and play. Our activities rarely rise to headline-making greatness, and the same holds true for the majority of people throughout history. Yet it's the unremembered details of people's everyday struggles and successes that have shaped history and continue to drive the world we know. Based in part on Greenwood's award-winning Daily Life through History series, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life offers an unprecedented look at human history'sliving heart: the billions of anonymous man and women too often forgotten by historical studies, but without whose lives human history would be meaningless. Providing unparalleled breadth and depth, this six-volume set is organized both thematically and chronologically.
Panoramic overview articles show the full range and interconnections of everyday life throughout history. General topics are then broken into component parts, each of which is explored in detailed essays. The chronological and thematic organizations, aided by concept compasses that graphically show interconnections and act as visual navigational cues, reflect how students really learn. All regions of the world are covered at various points in their histories.
Volume 1 examines the ancient world, from the beginnings of civilization in 3,500 B.C.E. through the Roman Empire in 400 C.E. Volume 2 covers from 400 to 1400 C.E.
Volume 3 explores the 15th and 16th centuries
Volume 4 looks at the 17th and 18th centuries
Volume 5 examines the 19th century
Volume 6 covers the 20th century
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Meet the Author
JOYCE E. SALISBURY is Frankenthal Professor of History at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She has a Ph.D. in Medieval History from Rutgers University. Professor Salisbury is an award-winning teacher. She was named CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Professor of the Year for Wisconsin in 1991, and has brought her concern for pedagogy to this Encyclopedia. Professor Salisbury has written or edited more than ten books, including the award-winning Perpetua's Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman, The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages, Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World, and The West in the World, a successful Western Civilization textbook.
GREGORY S. ALDRETE is Associate Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His publications include Gestures and Communications in Ancient Rome (1999), as well as book chapters on Ancient Rome's food supply and on daily life in Pompeii. Currently he is writing a book on floods in Ancient Rome.
LAWRENCE MORRIS recieved his Ph.D from Harvard University in 2001, and has taught English literature and history at a variety of institutions including Harvard, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and Fitzwilliam College (Cambridge University). He has recieved a number of academic awards and fellowships, including a Packard Fellowship and a Frank Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship. Morris is currently writing about the relationship between truth and literary fiction in the religious writing of the medieval British Isles.
PETER SEELIG is anindependent scholar with a Bachelor's Degree in the humanities from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and continues to study topics in history, language, and philosophy. Following a year spent teaching in France, he has been working as a university-level logic tutor and proofreader in Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a freelance editor and an author of educational supplements.
ANDREW E. KERSTEN received his B.A. in History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his M.A. and Ph.D at University of Cincinnati. Since 1997 he has taught in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Kersten has published in the Queen City Heritage, The Michigan Historical Review, and The Missouri Historical Review, has contributed to several anthologies and encyclopedias, and is author of Race, Jobs and the War: The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-1946 and the co-editor of Politics and Progress: The State and American Society since 1865 (Greenwood, 2001). Currently he is writing a history of the American Federation of Labor during World War II.
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