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The Other Side of Western Civilization, Volume I Paperback – June 30, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0155078512 ISBN-10: 0155078518 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Series: Other Side of Western Civilization (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5 edition (June 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0155078518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0155078512
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,170,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Part I: The Ancient World: 5th Century B.C.-5TH Century A.D. On the Battlefield: Hoplite Warfare, John Lazenby. Women and the Household in Ancient Greece, Sue Blundell. Games, Plays, and Races: Celebrating Rome, John Stambaugh. Slaves and Society in Rome, Keith Bradley. Roman Baths and Bathers, Fikret Yegu. Part II: The Early Middle Ages: 6TH-11TH Centuries. The Early Medieval Household, David Herlihy. The Conversion of the Franks, J. M. Wallace-Hadrill. Peasant Life in the Middle Ages, Eileen Power. Jews in a Christian Society, Robert Chazan. The World of the Crusaders, Joshua Prawer. Part III: The Peak Of Medieval Civilization: 12TH-13TH Centuries. The Training of a Knight, Sidney Painter. Noble Marriage, Constance Brittain Bouchard. Child-rearing in the Middle Ages, Shulamith Shahar. Life in a Monastery, C. H. Lawrence. Pilgrimage and Medieval Travel, Jonathan Sumption. Part IV: The Late Middle Ages: 14TH-15TH Centuries. Feudal War in Practice, John Keegan. London and Its Neighborhoods, Barbara Hanawalt. Down and Out in Paris: Criminals and Their Milieu, Bronislaw Geremek. Power, Property, and Gender in Village Life, Judith Bennett. Growing Old in an English Village, Barbara Hanawalt. Part V: The Renaissance and Reformation: 16TH-17TH Centuries. The Scholar in His Study, Dora Thornton. Love and Magic in the Renaissance, Guido Ruggiero. Pictures, Print and Piety, Tessa Watt. On the Threshold of Independence: Adolescence, Apprentices and Masters, Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos. The Private Life of an Early Modern Teenager, Steven Ozment. Women and Work, Natalie Zemon Davis.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
The readings in this book focus on the life experiences of people from all ranks of society: from slaves to nobles and from peasants to city folk. Although there are problems in collecting documents that express the personal concerns of the Pre-Renaissance underclasses, the readings do a good job of recreating that experience for us. In one selection, contributor Eileen Power uses surveys and other sources to create a fascinating composite picture of a ninth-century peasant. Highly recommended for those interested in social history.
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