Medieval England

Rural Society and Economic Change 1086-1348

Author: Edward Miller,John Hatcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317872908

Category: History

Page: 320

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This is the first volume of a two-volume study of medieval England covering the period between the Norman Conquest and the Black Death. The book opens with a summary portrait of the English economy and society in the reign of William I. It goes on to examine in detail the population increase from 1086 to 1349 and to investigate the structure of society where relationships were rooted in the dependence of man upon man.

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.

A Social History of England, 900–1200

Author: Julia Crick,Elisabeth van Houts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500856

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The years between 900 and 1200 saw transformative social change in Europe, including the creation of extensive town-dwelling populations and the proliferation of feudalised elites and bureaucratic monarchies. In England these developments were complicated and accelerated by repeated episodes of invasion, migration and changes of regime. In this book, scholars from disciplines including history, archaeology and literature reflect on the major trends which shaped English society in these years of transition and select key themes which encapsulate the period. The authors explore the landscape of England, its mineral wealth, its towns and rural life, the health, behaviour and obligations of its inhabitants, patterns of spiritual and intellectual life and the polyglot nature of its population and culture. What emerges is an insight into the complexity, diversity and richness of this formative period of English history.

Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages

Social Change in England C.1200-1520

Author: Christopher Dyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521272155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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Between 1200 and 1520 medieval English society went through a series of upheavals: this was an age of war, pestilence and rebellion. This book explores the realities of life of the people who lived through those stirring times. It looks in turn at aristocrats, peasants, townsmen, wage-earners and paupers, and examines how they obtained their incomes and how they spent them. This revised edition (1998) includes a substantial new concluding chapter and an updated bibliography.

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.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Author: Joel Mokyr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195105079

Category: Economic history

Page: 2824

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What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.

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

Medieval England

A Social History 1250-1550

Author: P.J.P. Goldberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9780340585313

Category: History

Page: 352

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Looking at the lives of ordinary men and women during the Middle Ages, this text examines the various aspects of society at this time. It discusses issues such as social hierarchy, household and family life, and the ways in which age, gender and marital status influenced people's lives.

The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution

The European Economy in a Global Perspective, 1000-1800

Author: J. L. Van Zanden

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175172

Category: History

Page: 342

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‘The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution’ offers a new explanation of the origins of the industrial revolution in Western Europe by placing development in Europe within a global perspective. It focuses on its specific institutional and demographic development since the late Middle Ages, and on the important role played by human capital formation

A Mute Gospel

The People and Culture of the Medieval English Common Fields

Author: Sherri Olson

Publisher: Pontifical Inst of Medieval studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 242

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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.

Medieval Women

Social History Of Women In England 450-1500

Author: Henrietta Leyser

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1780226535

Category: History

Page: 688

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Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peasant, townswoman and aristocrat. The intellectual and spiritual worlds of medieval women are also explored. MEDIEVAL WOMEN celebrates the diversity and vitality of English women's lives in the Middle Ages.

French Rural History

An Essay on Its Basic Characteristics

Author: Marc Léopold Benjamin Bloch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520016606

Category: History

Page: 258

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Local History in England

Author: W. G. Hoskins,David Hey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871197

Category: History

Page: 320

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Considered to be the classic introduction to the subject, this third edition has been carefully revised and updated to take account of the developments in the subject, and includes an extensive newly compiled bibliography and twice the number of illustrations as in previous editions.

The English Manor C.1200 To C.1500

Author: Mark Bailey

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719052293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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This is the first study to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure, and evolution of the manorial records upon which all historical studies of medieval England are based. Beginning with a discussion of the nature and variety of the manor, as well as its origins and developments, the book then proceeds to dissect each category of manorial documents—surveys, extents, rentals, inventories, accounts, and court rolls—which are considered in turn, and exemplified.

Medieval England

Towns, Commerce and Crafts, 1086-1348

Author: Edward Miller,John Hatcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787286X

Category: History

Page: 488

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The only survey of the urban, commercial and industrial history of the period between the Norman conquest and the Black Death.