The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: A Tour Through History from Ancient Times to the Present

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-06-30
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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We build our lives on essential but seemingly mundane things: Food, Shelter, Families, Neighbors, Work, and Play. The unremembered details of people's everyday struggles and successes have shaped history and continue to drive the world we know. This exciting new resouce offers an unprecedented look at human history's living heart: the billions of anonymous men and women often forgotten by historical studies, but without whose lives human history would be meaningless. Perfect for general readers and students of world history, U.S. history, literature, drama, social studies, anthropology, religion, and more, this award-winning resource offers an unprecedented look at how people lived, ate, dressed, worshipped, toiled, played, married and died, and much much more. Organized by timeframe (each volume covers a finite period) and then by topic (Historical Overview,then Domestic, Economic,Intellectual, Material, Political, Recreational, and Religious Life, followed by primary sources), this set will meet the needs of a vast perecentage of library patrons for both curricular studies as well as personal interest areas.

Author Biography

JOYCE E. SALISBURY is Frankenthal Professor of History at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She has a Ph.D. in Medieval History from Rutgers University. Professor Salisbury is an award-winning teacher. She was named CASE (Council for Advance and Support of Education) Professor of the Year for Wisconsin in 1991, and has brought her concern for pedagogy to this Encyclopedia. Professor Salisbury has written or edited more than ten books, including the award-winning Perpetua's Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman, The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages, Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World, and The West in the World, a successful Western Civilization textbook.GREGORY S. ALDRETE is Associate Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His publications include Gestures and Communications in Ancient Rome (1999), as well as book chapters on Ancient Rome's food supply and on daily life in Pompeii. Currently he is writing a book on floods in Ancient Rome.LAWRENCE MORRIS recieved his Ph.D from Harvard University in 2001, and has taught English literature and history at a variety of institutions including Harvard, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and Fitzwilliam College (Cambridge University). He has recieved a number of academic awards and fellowships, including a Packard Fellowship and a Frank Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship. Morris is currently writing about the relationship between truth and literary fiction in the religious writing of the medieval British Isles.PETER SEELIG is an independent scholar with a Bachelor's Degree in the humanities from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and continues to study topics in history, language, and philosophy. Following a year spent teaching in France, he has been working as a university-level logic tutor and proofreader in Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a freelance editor and an author of educational supplements.ANDREW E. KERSTEN received his B.A. in History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his M.A. and Ph.D at University of Cincinnati. Since 1997 he has taught in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Kersten has published in the Queen City Heritage, The Michigan Historical Review, and The Missouri Historical Review, has contributed to several anthologies and encyclopedias, and is author of Race, Jobs and the War: The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-1946 and the co-editor of Politics and Progress: The State and American Society since 1865 (Greenwood, 2001). Currently he is writing a history of the American Federation of Labor during World War II.

Table of Contents

Historical Overview
Domestic Life
Economic Life
Intellectual Life
Material Life
Political Life
Recreational Life
Religious Life
Primary Sources

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