Great, absorbing books and films showing life in different times and places
July 12, 2008 3:53 AM Subscribe
I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time.
posted by MetaMonkey to Media & Arts (29 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
The question is inspired by recently seeing a fascinating film called Atanarjuat
, which spends a lot of time showing Inuit life.
Sorts of things I'm looking for: family life, relationships, spirituality, arts, economics... the whole deal.
Other examples of times and places: medieval europe, pre-history anywhere, roman empire, modern rural India... but anywhere and anywhen, as long as the portrayl is good and vivid.