Local Markets And Regional Trade In Medieval Exeter

Author: Maryanne Kowaleski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521956
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A detailed study of the types of trade that occurred in late fourteenth-century Exeter.

Lordship And Medieval Urbanisation

Author: Richard Goddard
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780861932719
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Like many English and European towns, Coventry was experiencing a dramatic phase of urbanisation and subsequent urban growth during the medieval period. Here, Richard Goddard examines Coventry's economic growth from the foundation of its Benedictine Abbey in 1043 to its loss of jurisdictional power in 1355, looking in particular at the role of its lords in the process of change. Beginning with lay and monastic lords of the 12th century, the book discusses population migrations to and from Coventry, changes in the urban land market, changes in the occupational structure of the town and levels of borrowing, evidence that is indicative of the process of urbanisation and economic growth. In highlighting issues such as how commercial growth was promoted, how and why traders and artisans were encouraged to the city, the establishment of workshops and houses, Goddard finds that Coventry's lords were an essential prerequisite for urban growth.

Revolution And Consumption In Late Medieval England

Author: Michael A. Hicks
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851158327
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Conspicuous consumption in the 15th century both offers causes for revolt and allows reconstruction of regional supply and trading networks.

Food Eating In Medieval Europe

Author: Martha Carlin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852851484
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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.

Gendering The Master Narrative

Author: Mary Carpenter Erler
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488306
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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.

The King S Towns

Author: Lorraine Christine Attreed
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Its chronological scope reveals the evolution of monarchical power interfacing with the localities, and sheds light on the debate concerning the "New Monarchy" developing across Europe. This is a study about the search for identity, as civic officials and townspeople learned to live with and exercise their hard-won liberties.

Medieval Prosopography

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Women And Power In The Middle Ages

Author: Mary Erler
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820323817
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Power in medieval society has traditionally been ascribed to figures of public authority--violent knights and conflicting sovereigns who altered the surface of civic life through the exercise of law and force. The wives and consorts of these powerful men have generally been viewed as decorative attendants, while common women were presumed to have had no power or consequence. Reassessing the conventional definition of power that has shaped such portrayals, Women and Power in the Middle Ages reveals the varied manifestations of female power in the medieval household and community--from the cultural power wielded by the wives of Venetian patriarchs to the economic power of English peasant women and the religious power of female saints. Among the specific topics addresses are Griselda's manipulation of silence as power in Chaucer's "The Clerk's Tale"; the extensive networks of influence devised by Lady Honor Lisle; and the role of medieval women book owners as arbiters of lay piety and ambassadors of culture. In every case, the essays seek to transcend simple polarities of public and private, male and female, in order to provide a more realistic analysis of the workings of power in feudal society.

The Local Customs Accounts Of The Port Of Exeter

Author: Maryanne Kowaleski
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The Local Historian

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