Medieval England

Medieval England : A Social History 1250-1550

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All too often the medieval social past has been explored as an adjunct to high politics. The subject of this study is ordinary men and women, for whom the politics of the manor, the vill, or the borough were often far more real and pressing. It engages with questions relating to the various structures of society, be they social hierarchy, household, family, parish or manor, lay or clergy. It also considers the ways in which age, gender, and marital status shaped people's lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21mm | 536g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0340577452
  • 9780340577455
  • 459,118

Table of contents

Introduction; The family; Counting heads; The land; Trade and manufacture; The church; The regulation of society; The aristocracy; Learning and literature
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Review quote

'Over the past twenty years, Jeremy Goldberg has significantly altered our understanding of the social history of later medieval Englandhis work has been consistently characterized by its subtlety and intelligence, its deep understanding of the limitations and possibilities of the surviving sources, and its unwavering attention to the centrality of gender to late-medieval society. With this new textbook Goldberg places his ideas into the larger patterns of English social history in the centuries before and after the plague.' Speculum
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About P.J.P. Goldberg

P.J.P. Goldberg is Reader in History at the University of York, UK
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