Print and electronic resources on life in earlier times
Last Updated: May 5, 2014
Your assignment is to find out about life in Ancient Greece, or in the American colonies, or any other time period you don't live in, and you're not sure where to begin . . . this guide will assist you in locating resources to begin your search.
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The Greenwood encyclopedia of daily life : a tour through history from ancient times to the present
Call Number: REF GT 31 .G74 2004
Each volume in this ambitious set covers a distinct historical period: v. 1, The Ancient World; v. 2, The Medieval World; v. 3., 15th and 16th Centuries; v. 4, 17th and 18th Centuries; v. 5, 19th Century; and v. 6, The Modern World. Each includes historical overview and chronology followed by topical sections focusing on the essential elements of daily living--explorations of life in the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious spheres. Other features include illustrations, maps, snapshots of engaging bits of everyday life, and cross-references. On each page, a useful "concept compass" helps readers orient themselves visually in the organizational scheme. A selection of primary sources that completes each volume is very selective, but intends to illustrate how historians use primary documents to learn the details of daily life. The index to all six volumes, an essential finding tool, is printed in each individual volume. Greenwood is to be applauded for this set's unique organization, which offers, instead of a contrived alphabetical arrangement, a thematic one that better fits the unique, complex subject material and helps readers navigate across topics, time periods, and cultures; the approach enhances ease of use and encourages comparative study. Entries are written for readers with no previous knowledge; they are relatively succinct, highly readable, and authoritative. Billed as a "tour through history," the contents live up to this adventurous subtitle.
Daily Life Through History, list of United States Series
the Daily Life Though History series covers arts, religion, food, literature, language, romance, rites of passage and coming of age, marriage customs, social and government structure, sickness and cures, warfare, sports and games, holidays, festivals, and more. With direct ties to the curriculum and supported by the most current research, these authoritative volumes provide an in-depth exploration of daily life throughout history. Organized in an accessible narrative chapter format, and supplemented with photos, maps, and other ready reference materials, Daily Life volumes are ideal sources for general readers and students of world history, U.S. history, social studies, anthropology, religion, literature, arts, and more. Each volume provides: An exploration of complex eras in history on a level accessible to students and general readers; Authoritative coverage stemming from the most current scholarship and recent discoveries; A focus on social rather than political history in key curricular areas, providing an in-depth understanding of the nuts and bolts of daily life; Interactive, exciting details such as photos, recipes, sheet music, rules for games, song lyrics, maps, and more.
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