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Daily Life in Elizabethan England: Second Edition offers a fresh look at Elizabethan life from the perspective of the people who actually lived it. With an abundance of updates based on the most current research, this second edition provides an engaging—and sometimes surprising—picture of what it was like to live during this distant time.

Readers will learn, for example, that Elizabethans were diligent recyclers, composting kitchen waste and collecting old rags for papermaking. They will discover that Elizabethans averaged less than 2 inches shorter than their modern British counterparts, and, in a surprising echo of our own age, that many Elizabethan city dwellers relied on carryout meals—albeit because they lacked kitchen facilities. What further sets the book apart is its "hands-on" approach to the past with the inclusion of actual music, games, recipes, and clothing patterns based on primary sources.

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Forgeng wrote the original volume as a reference for living history. Now a curator at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, he revises it in light of the research and writing he has done in the 12 years since, and to conform to the format and style of the series. His topics include society, households and the course of life, cycles of time, material culture, clothing and accouterments, food and drink, and entertainments. A chronology and a glossary are included, along with an appendix on how to throw an Elizabethan living history party. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book offers an experiential perspective on the lives of Elizabethans—how they worked, ate, and played—with hands-on examples that include authentic music, recipes, and games of the period.

Synopsis:

• Offers a first-person perspective on the past, detailing what late-16th century England was like for the people who actually lived there

• Includes extensive interactive material, such as sheet music and directions for contemporary dances, rules for games, recipes, and clothing patterns

• Covers the major realities of daily life often overlooked by other works on the topic—health and hygiene, the shape of the daily routine, and the material facts of living for ordinary people, not just the upper classes

Synopsis:

• Multiple primary-source sidebars in each chapter

• 49 primary-source images, modern reconstructions, and diagrams and patterns for original artifacts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313365607
Author:
Forgeng, Jeffrey L.
Publisher:
Heinemann Educational Books
Author:
Singman, Jeffrey L.
Author:
Forgeng, Jeffrey
Author:
Singman, Jeffrey
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
World History-England General
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series the Greenw
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9.20x6.20x1.00 in. 1.30 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 276 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313365607 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book offers an experiential perspective on the lives of Elizabethans—how they worked, ate, and played—with hands-on examples that include authentic music, recipes, and games of the period.
"Synopsis" by , • Offers a first-person perspective on the past, detailing what late-16th century England was like for the people who actually lived there

• Includes extensive interactive material, such as sheet music and directions for contemporary dances, rules for games, recipes, and clothing patterns

• Covers the major realities of daily life often overlooked by other works on the topic—health and hygiene, the shape of the daily routine, and the material facts of living for ordinary people, not just the upper classes

"Synopsis" by , • Multiple primary-source sidebars in each chapter

• 49 primary-source images, modern reconstructions, and diagrams and patterns for original artifacts

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