This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:
Early European History
(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)
There is a compact timeline of the Middle Ages at Wikipedia here covering the years 500 to 1499 A.D.
For Elementary Students:
Across A Dark And Wild Sea, by Don Brown. A delightful picture book about the 6th century in Ireland and Scotland, showing in enchanting detail how the earliest books were copied.
An excellent period piece for mid- to upper-elementary students about Carl, the son of Charlemagne, during the years 780-800 AD:
A gorgeously illustrated book sure to be a favorite for the boys in your family. All about knights, castles, and chivalry.
Another favorite book about knights – possibly my favorite – full of details children and adults will enjoy learning, such as how chain-link armor was made:
Another information-packed book we enjoy:
For High School Students:
This coffee-table-size book contains incredible maps of warfare from 1750 BC through 2003. Appropriate for upper-elementary through adult:
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.