Best books on the middle ages?
March 14, 2009 5:04 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for the best books about life in the middle ages. I am keeping the question as open as possible but I do have a few areas of specific interest.
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I am interested in the day to day thought processes and beliefs of people of any nationality in the middle ages. Specifically their reactions to things like illness, death, weather/nature, the hunt/harvest, strangers and the belief systems and rituals involved in those reactions. Ideally the subject would be the uneducated peasant. Serious works of wider scope on medieval life are also welcomed if there are elements of sociology etc. I'm not interested in books focussing on cookery, costumes etc alone.