Medieval England

Rural Society and Economic Change, 1086-1348

Author: Edward Miller,John Hatcher

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 302

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Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge

Author: Miri Rubin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893985

Category: History

Page: 380

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This is a detailed study of the forms in which charitable giving was organised in medieval Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, unravelling the economic and demographic factors which created the need for relief as well as the forms in which the community offered it.

Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility

Author: Jeanne Nagle

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1622753488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 225

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Stories of pageantry associated with kings, queens, and the upper class have long captivated readers of all ages. The reality behind how these entities have operated within set governmental systems has not always been as glamorous as these tales, but it retains an allure of its own nonetheless. This book provides a firm grounding in the historic political, social, and economic implications of rule by monarchy, including the prevalence of the feudal system in medieval Europe. Modern monarchies and the role of the aristocracy in every age are also detailed.

A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages

Author: S. H. Rigby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998776

Category: History

Page: 688

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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical scholarship Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading

A Mute Gospel

The People and Culture of the Medieval English Common Fields

Author: Sherri Olson

Publisher: Pontifical Inst of Medieval studies


Category: History

Page: 242

View: 8798


Mainstream historiography has traditionally found the roots of peasant action, and much of the meaning of that action, in legal status difference between lords and peasants, and among peasants themselves. In the last several decades, this older class conflict model has lost some ground to an interpretation of status that still emphasizes difference but focuses on questions of gender, sexuality, and 'alterity.' Other students of medieval rural society have shifted interest away from questions of status, and focused instead on peasant economic influence and self-determination. Such evolving models of peasants' economic and political agency have not only extended our understanding of the complexity of rural life, they have made the issue of villager identity as significant a research objective as the identity of members of the elite, merchants, city-dwellers, and saints. The goal of this study is to gain a more balanced view of medieval society by considering how peasants thought about themselves and their world as revealed in English manorial court rolls and other records of estate administration.

The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages

Guilds in England 1250-1550

Author: Gervase Rosser

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191054577

Category: History

Page: 264

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Guilds and fraternities, voluntary associations of men and women, proliferated in medieval Europe. The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages explores the motives and experiences of the many thousands of men and women who joined together in these family-like societies. Rarely confined to a single craft, the diversity of guild membership was of its essence. Setting the English evidence in a European context, this study is not an institutional history, but instead is concerned with the material and non-material aims of the brothers and sisters of the guilds. Gervase Rosser addresses the subject of medieval guilds in the context of contemporary debates surrounding the identity and fulfilment of the individual, and the problematic question of his or her relationship to a larger society. Unlike previous studies, The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages does not focus on the guilds as institutions but on the social and moral processes which were catalysed by participation. These bodies founded schools, built bridges, managed almshouses, governed small towns, shaped religious ritual, and commemorated the dead, perceiving that association with a fraternity would be a potential catalyst of personal change. Participants cultivated the formation of new friendships between individuals, predicated on the understanding that human fulfilment depended upon a mutually transformative engagement with others. The peasants, artisans, and professionals who joined the guilds sought to change both their society and themselves. The study sheds light on the conception and construction of society in the Middle Ages, and suggests further that this evidence has implications for how we see ourselves.

Historiographical Approaches to Medieval Colonization of East Central Europe

A Comparative Analysis Against the Background of Other European Inter-ethnic Colonization Processes in the Middle Ages

Author: Jan M. Piskorski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880335096

Category: History

Page: 396

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Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

Peasants and Landlords in Later Medieval England

Author: E. B. Fryde

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750922555

Category: History

Page: 371

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Through the use of much unpublished material, this book offers a balanced assessment of the realities of life in rural England during the later Middle Ages, based as much on the perspective of the peasants themselves as that of their landlords. The Great Revolt of 1381 provides a dramatic glimpse of peasant grievances and the obvious peasant discontent which was its cause helps to explain many of the changes forced upon landlords during the ensuing 120 years.

Economic Growth and Structural Change

Comparative Approaches Over the Long Run : B13, Proceedings, Eleventh International Economic History Congress, Milan, September 1994 : 1994 Milano XI

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic development

Page: 149

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Brockhaus Enzyklopädie

in vierundzwanzig Bänden

Author: F.A. Brockhaus Wiesbaden (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783765311000

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German

Page: N.A

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