Of Good and Ill Repute

Of Good and Ill Repute : Gender and Social Control in Medieval England

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In 11 interrelated essays, including three previously unpublished works, Hanawalt explores the roles that community, family and society played in maintaining social control in medieval England. Focusing on gender, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, village arbitration and cultural rituals on inclusion and exclusion, the volume reflects scholarship on medieval legal history, cultural history and women's cultural studies. The book is intended for scholars, undergraduates and graduates in courses on British history, medieval history, medieval legal history and women's cultural studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 223 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 20mm | 449g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • notes, index
  • 0195109481
  • 9780195109481

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Acknowledgements. Introduction;. 'Of Good and Ill Repute': The Limits of Community Toleration. Rituals of Inclusion and Exclusion: Hierarchy and Marginalization in Medieval London. The Power of Word and Symbol: Conflict Resolution in Late Medieval London. Fur Collar Crime: The Pattern of Crime among the Fourteenth-Century English Nobility. At the Margins of Women's Space in Medieval Europe. Separation Anxieties in Late Medieval London: Gender in The Wright's Chaste Wife. The Host, the Law, and the Ambiguous Space of Medieval London Taverns. Whose Story is This? Rape Narratives in Medieval English Courts. Men's Games, King's Deer: Poaching in Medieval England. Narratives of a Nurturing Culture: Parents and Neighbours in Medieval England. The Childe of Bristow and the Making of Middle Class Adolescence. Notes; Indexshow more

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