"Greenwood is to be applauded for this set's unique organization, which offers, instead of a contrived alphabetical arrangement, a thematic one that better fits the unique, complex subject material and helps readers navigate across topics, time periods, and cultures; the approach enhances ease of use and encourages comparative study. Entries are written for readers with no previous knowledge; they are relatively succinct, highly readable, and authoritative. Billed as a tour through history, the contents live up to this adventurous subtitle. Libraries that own monographs in Greenwood's Daily Life through History series will find this encyclopedia an expanded and important adjunct. Highly recommended. Students and teachers of history at secondary and early undergraduate levels."
"A carefully crafted encyclopedia designed for those without a background in cultural history. . . . [R]ecommended for high school and undergraduate libraries, as well as public libraries."
"[A]n ambitious and almost entirely successful project . . . a first-class tool for the non-specialist and [it] would make a very useful addition to the school, college or public library."
"[E]specially for high school, undergraduate, and large public libraries."
"[W]ill serve high school, public and undergraduate libraries."
"[O]utstanding in-depth, unique historical information. Highly Recommended."
"Given its concentration on daily life issues and the fact that it attemps to cover such a broad swath of human history, the Greenwood Ecyclopedia of Daily Life is a unique reference. It is particularly appropriate for high school students and lower division undergraduates in search of background information....[w]ill prove very useful for writing short papers and getting started on longer projects. Many public, high school and college libraries will want to add this set to their collections."
"This ambitious and accessible resource provides an amazingly organized overview of the minutia that has shaped everyday life from antiquity through the present day....Daily Life provides a level of detail and ease that users will appreciate. Whether using the print or the online version, researchers can find in-depth information about a specific civilization, follow the development of particular social phenomena through history, or dip in for ready-reference-type facts and statistics. . . . [I]ts structure facilitates cross-cultural comparisons, and the online version greatly expands the content base. Greenwood Daily Life Online and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life are highly recommended for high-school, academic, and large public libraries. Special pricing is available for combination purchases."
^IThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life^R is an ambitious and timely project. The coverage is admirably comprehensive in terms of major features of daily life, chronology, and geography. Understanding the history of daily life, and how this history improves our grasp on the past and on the role of the past in shaping daily life today, constitutes one of the real frontiers in historical scholarship over the past two decades. The ^IEncyclopedia^R builds on the huge improvements in knowledge, and makes them available to a wide public and student audience. What's additionally impressive is the extent to which entries not only provide data, but also encourage analysis through comparisons of different societies around the same daily life feature, and through comparison of different time periods as an entry to dealing with major changes and continuities.