Daily Life in the Middle Ages by Paul B. Newman is one of the best resources to own for the student of medieval history. Written with clear and easy to understand text, Daily Life in the Middle Ages covers all aspects of daily life in the medieval period (focusing primarily on medieval Europe), including: eating and cooking, building and housing, clothing and dressing, cleaning, relaxing and playing, fighting (weapons and armor), and medicine. This resource gives a broad sweep of the medieval period, thoroughly covering and detailing the progressions of society throughout the centuries. For example, Newman shows how clothing changed from the early to late Middle Ages and how weapons and armor evolved. He also provides photos and period art to help the reader better visualize these topics.
This book is a great starting point for beginning research on the medieval period. I have used it extensively as a reference when writing my novel.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars