Review of Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Daily Life in the Middle Ages - Paul Newman - Medieval History - Medieval EuropeDaily 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

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My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine,, and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel.

3 thoughts on “Review of Daily Life in the Middle Ages”

  1. He mostly covers the high and late Middle Ages of medieval Europe, painting a broad picture of life and society that is not necessarily specific to any country.

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