Re: [Authentic_SCA] Good books about the middle ages
- Hi, thanks for the information,
I guess I should have been more clear - I have quite a few specialty
books - on the history of art, painting, the Crusades, Cornwall, etc,
but I was really just looking for a general overview - much, like
perhaps, a college textbook on European history. Obviously, it is a
huge topic, but i have been feeling that while my knowledge of a few
select subjects is good, I don't have the best understanding of how
it fits into the historical context. So, I guess, some sort of
social/political history of the middle ages and renaissance would be
what I'm looking for.
I'll definitely check out the Duke's website!
Thanks for the good info - I've never read any Michener but my mom
LOVES him - just never got around to it I guess. How about Edward
Rutherford - of "London" and "Sarum" fame - I enjoyed those books -
are they reasonably historically accurate for fiction? Did he do his
Hmm, Medieval Europe for Dummies - sounds right up my alley!
1/4 of my family tree is from Poland, so that book sounds good to me!!
- Best book I've read for what you are looking for is Daily Life in
Medieval Times http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Life-Medieval-Times-
Its easy to read and quite informative. It doesn't get into the
renaissance period but is an excelent overview of what life was like in
medieval times. Its not so much about particular events and people in
history but about how the normal life for people was.