New Reference Book: Handbook to Life in the Medieval World

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 5th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Handbook to Life in the Medieval World by Madeleine Pelner Cosman and Linda Gale Jones, Facts On File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 909.07 F11H

Divided into twelve topics, this reference set presents daily life during medieval times.  Topics are presented from the viewpoint of medieval Christians, Jews and Muslims.
A sampling of topics include: Warfare & Weapons (including an entry on Women’s Arms), Mysticism & Magic (including an entry on Alchemy), and Clothing, Costume & Textiles (including an entry on Fashionable Hats and Headgear).

Helpful for: Humanities, History, Religious & Social Studies.

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