Although thought of as an era of illiteracy, the Middle Ages bore witness to a great deal of writing. With sources ranging from religious tracts to eyewitness testimony of historical events, modern readers are able to gain insight into the social and personal affairs of the times. Greenhaven Press' anthology compiles many of these major firsthand accounts that have been handed down from the so-called Dark Ages.
"The contributions in the eclectic mix come from individuals such as Eleanor Roosevelt, actress June Havoc, and hobo Box-Car Bertha, with each person's perspective taking readers directly into the experience through details and eye-opening observations."
-- Booklist (May 2001)
Price: US $40.80