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Don't Forget About the Books!

Research does not automatically mean Wikipedia, Google and other online searching.  We can't forget about our old-fashioned friends, books!  This page has a list of books available in the media center that you should also use in your research in order to present a well-rounded project!

 

 

 

Media Center Books

These resources are books that are located in the Media Center and describe the Medieval Age in Great Britain.  More are available...be sure to ask if you cannot find what you are looking for!

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Sports and games of medieval cultures - Sally Wilkins
Call Number: 790.09 Wil
ISBN: 0313317119
Publication Date: 2002
Describes the sports, games, and related equipment that were invented and played during the Middle Ages in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Oceania, and looks at how they can be adapted for play in the modern world.

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Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury tales - edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791096181
Publication Date: 2008
An introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" that offers an overview of Chaucer's life and work, critical analysis of the poem and its literary significance, and exploration of the poem's major themes.

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Medieval folklore. an encyclopedia of myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs - Carl Lindahl, John McNamara, John Lindow, editors
ISBN: 1576071219
Contains entries that provide information about the mundane and supernatural lore of the Middle Ages, focusing on the myths and legends of Europe in the years between 500 and 1500 C.E.; arranged alphabetically from A-to-K. Includes illustrations, and bibliographic guides.

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Daily life during the Black Death - Joseph P. Byrne
ISBN: 0313332975
Explores how daily life was impacted during the Black Death plague in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, describing how special diets, medicines, travel restrictions, and other measures influenced how people ate, socialized, worked, and traveled.

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The Black Death - Don Nardo
Call Number: 614.49 BLA
ISBN: 1-56510-994-5
Publication Date: 1999-04-01
Contains eleven essays in which the authors examine the history, causes, and economic and cultural impact of the fourteenth-century plague known as the Black Death.

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The Middle Ages - Jeff Hay
Call Number: 909.07 MID
ISBN: 0-7377-0721-6
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
Contains forty-three essays in which various authors discuss issues related to the Middle Ages, from 477 through 1453, discussing the Byzantine Empire, feudalism, the Tang Dynasty, the spread of Islam, the Silk Road, Arab physicians, Ghengis Khan, the Black Death, Joan of Arc, and other topics.

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The Medieval Knight - Christopher Gravett; Brett Breckon (Illustrator)
Call Number: 940.1 GRA
ISBN: 0-87226-277-4
Publication Date: 2001-02-23
Looks at the world of a knight during the Middle Ages, including his castle, feasts, tournaments, armor, pages, and battles.

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Feudalism and Village Life in the Middle Ages - Mercedes Padrino
Call Number: 940 AND
ISBN: 0-8368-5894-8
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Presents a short study of Feudalism during the Middle Ages, and discusses lords and knights, peasants and serfs, manor houses and village life, and more.

 
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