Looking to prep for an disaster? Consider studying history to see how people dealt with everyday life without modern comforts.
Eradicating Smallpox in Ethiopia: Peace Corps Volunteers’ Accounts of Their Adventures, Challenges and Achievements – $17.95
Winner of the 2020 Moritz Thomsen Experience Award for “the best depiction of life in the Peace Corps.””This book is an important addition to the historical record about the first human disease to be eradicated.” Dr. D.A. Henderson, Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Smallpox Eradication Program, 1966-77 “This book serves up large dollops of nostalgia, humor, delightful tales of…
Life in a Medieval Castle (Medieval Life) – $16.99
Medievalists Joseph and Frances Gies offer an exquisite portrait of what day-to-day life was actually like during the era, and of the key role the castle played. The Gieses write eloquently about the many people whose lives revolved around the castle, from the lord and lady to the commoners of the surrounding village. We discover what lords and serfs alike would have worn, eaten, and done for leisure; the songs sung; and the codes of sexual conduct that maintained order. We learn of the essential role of honor in medieval culture, the initiation process undertaken by knights, and how castles attempted to keep the constant threats of outside violence at bay.
Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Wellcome Collection) – $18.09
In this richly-illustrated and unusual history, Jack Hartnell uncovers the fascinating ways in which people thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves in the Middle Ages, from Constantinople to Cairo and Canterbury.
Daily Life in the Middle Ages – $29.95
Life in a Medieval Village (Medieval Life) – $16.99
Medieval history comes alive in Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages