Agriculture and Rural Society After the Black Death

Common Themes and Regional Variations

Author: Ben Dodds

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781902806792

Category: History

Page: 265

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With special emphasis on the period following the Black Death, this new collection of essays explores agriculture and rural society during the late Middle Ages. Combining a broad perspective on agrarian problems—such as depopulation and social conflict—with illustrative material from detailed local and regional research, this compilation demonstrates how these general problems were solved within specific contexts. The contributors supply detailed studies relating to the use of the land, the movement of prices, the distribution of property, the organization of trade, and the cohesion of village society, among other issues. New research on regional development in medieval England and other European countries is also discussed.

Food and Eating in Medieval Europe

Author: Martha Carlin,Joel T. Rosenthal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826419208

Category: History

Page: 204

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Eating and drinking are essential to life and therefore of great interest to the historian. As well as having a real fascination in their own right, both activities are an integral part of the both social and economic history. Yet food and drink, especially in the middle ages, have received less than their proper share of attention. The essays in this volume approach their subject from a variety of angles: from the reality of starvation and the reliance on 'fast food' of those without cooking facilities, to the consumption of an English lady's household and the career of a cook in the French royal household.

Cambridge and Its Economic Region, 1450-1560

Author: John S. Lee

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781902806525

Category: Cambridge (England)

Page: 238

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Lee studies the population, wealth, trade and markets of Cambridge and its region, and the changes that took place over a century of economic and social transition are detailed.

Lordship and Medieval Urbanisation

Coventry, 1043-1355

Author: Richard Goddard

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780861932719

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 1971


An examination of Coventry's process of urbanisation from its origins in the Anglo-Saxon past to the eve of the Black Death.

Routledge Revivals

Medieval England (1998): An Encyclopedia

Author: Paul E Szarmach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351666371


Page: N.A

View: 616


First published in 1998, this valuable reference work offers concise, expert answers to questions on all aspects of life and culture in Medieval England, including art, architecture, law, literature, kings, women, music, commerce, technology, warfare and religion. This wide-ranging text encompasses English social, cultural, and political life from the Anglo-Saxon invasions in the fifth century to the turn of the sixteenth century, as well as its ties to the Celtic world of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, the French and Anglo-Norman world of the Continent and the Viking and Scandinavian world of the North Sea. A range of topics are discussed from Sedulius to Skelton, from Wulfstan of York to Reginald Pecock, from Pictish art to Gothic sculpture and from the Vikings to the Black Death. A subject and name index makes it easy to locate information and bibliographies direct users to essential primary and secondary sources as well as key scholarship. With more than 700 entries by over 300 international scholars, this work provides a detailed portrait of the English Middle Ages and will be of great value to students and scholars studying Medieval history in England and Europe, as well as non-specialist readers.

Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England

Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600

Author: Judith M. Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195073908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Bennett examines the gradual decline of a female brewing tradition in England from 1300-1600, shedding new light on women's work and patriarchal social arrangements during a time of dramatic economic change.

Gendering the Master Narrative

Women and Power in the Middle Ages

Author: Mary Carpenter Erler,Maryanne Kowaleski

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488306

Category: History

Page: 269

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Gendering the Master Narrative asks whether a female tradition of power might have existed distinct from the male one, and how such a tradition might have been transmitted. It describes women's progress toward power as a push-pull movement, showing how practices and institutions that ostensibly enabled women in the Middle Ages could sometimes erode their authority as well.This book provides a much-needed theoretical and historical reassessment of medieval women's power. It updates the conclusions from the editors' essential volume on that topic, Women and Power in the Middle Ages, which was published in 1988 and altered the prevailing view of female subservience by correcting the nearly ubiquitous equation of "power" with "public authority." Most scholars now accept a broader definition of power based on the interactions between men and women.In their Introduction, Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski survey the directions in which the study of medieval women's agency has developed in the past fifteen years. Like its predecessor, this volume is richly interdisciplinary. It contains essays by highly regarded scholars of history, literature, and art history, and features seventeen black-and-white illustrations and two maps.