A Social History of England, 1200–1500

Author: Rosemary Horrox,W. Mark Ormrod

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139457527

Category: History

Page: 514

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What was life really like in England in the later Middle Ages? This comprehensive introduction explores the full breadth of English life and society in the period 1200-1500. Opening with a survey of historiographical and demographic debates, the book then explores the central themes of later medieval society, including the social hierarchy, life in towns and the countryside, religious belief, and forms of individual and collective identity. Clustered around these themes a series of authoritative essays develop our understanding of other important social and cultural features of the period, including the experience of war, work, law and order, youth and old age, ritual, travel and transport, and the development of writing and reading. Written in an accessible and engaging manner by an international team of leading scholars, this book is indispensable both as an introduction for students and as a resource for specialists.

Medieval Suffolk

An Economic and Social History, 1200-1500

Author: Mark Bailey

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843835290

Category: History

Page: 328

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The first volume in what will become the definitive history of Suffolk looks at how the county survived the three most tumultuous events of the period, the Great Famine, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, to emerge as one of the richest English regions.

Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602510

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4628

Im Jahr 1936 geht George Orwell in die Industriestädte Nordenglands, um an Ort und Stelle zu beobachten, wie Bergleute im Alltag arbeiten und wohnen. Er steigt mit in die Gruben hinunter und berichtet aufmerksam, sachlich, genau, mit Einfühlung und Gespür für die vielfachen Zusammenhänge. Diese Erfahrung führt zu Reflexionen über den Sozialismus als umsichtigen, schwierigen Weg zu Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit.

The Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500

Author: C. M. Woolgar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300181914


Page: 360

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In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper s bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across four centuries."

Late Medieval Ipswich

Trade and Industry

Author: Nicholas R. Amor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843836734

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 3547

A detailed study of Ipswich at a time of great growth and prosperity, highlighting the activities of its industries, merchants and craftsmen.

A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages

Author: S. H. Rigby

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631217855

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 9416

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

Die Schlacht Bei Agincourt

Author: Johann Baier

Publisher: Verlag Angelika Hörnig

ISBN: 3938921358

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4752

Agincourt der 25. Oktober 1415: Ein kleines, erschöpftes und von Hunger und Ruhr geplagtes englisches Heer steht einer sechsfachen französischen Übermacht gegenüber. Und erringt einen überragenden Sieg. Wie kam es zu dieser Schlacht? Wer waren die Männer, die König Henry V. nach Frankreich führte? Wie konnte es ihnen gelingen, die Blüte des französischen Rittertums, bestens ausgerüstet und hervorragend ausgebildet, vernichtend zu schlagen? Welchen Anteil hatten die Bogenschützen daran, und was berichtet uns Shakespeare darüber? Dieses Buch stellt den Leser zwischen die Männer, die sich in dieser Schlacht gegenüberstanden, lässt ihn miterleben, was sie fühlten und erdulden mussten. Und er erfährt, wie aus den ursprünglich missachteten bäuerlichen Bogenschützen eine hoch angesehene Waffengattung wurde. Hier wird den historischen Fakten Farbe und Leben geben, denn seit Shakespeare ist über diese berühmte Schlacht nicht mehr so lebendig und anschaulich geschrieben worden.

Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

Author: Sara M. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610245

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1257

England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death investigation in medieval England. The central premise of this book is that medical practitioners did participate in death investigation – although not in every inquest, or even most, and not necessarily in those investigations where we today would deem their advice most pertinent. The medieval relationship with death and disease, in particular, shaped coroners' and their jurors' understanding of the inquest's medical needs and led them to conclusions that can only be understood in context of the medieval world's holistic approach to health and medicine. Moreover, while the English resisted Southern Europe's penchant for autopsies, at times their findings reveal a solid understanding of internal medicine. By studying cause of death in the coroners' reports, this study sheds new light on subjects such as abortion by assault, bubonic plague, cruentation, epilepsy, insanity, senescence, and unnatural death.

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

Author: Martyn Whittock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107667

Category: History

Page: 160

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Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed. Interesting facts include: When the life expectancy for women dropped to 26 years in Sierra Leone in 2002, following a catastrophic civil war, it was one year longer than the estimate for early medieval women. So great was the extent of church construction in the thirteenth century that it has been calculated it was the equivalent, in modern terms, of every family in England paying £500 every year, for the whole century! Murder rates for East Anglia, in the fourteenth century, were comparable with those of modern New York. For England generally the homicide rate was far higher than that of the urban USA today.

The Routledge Companion to Business History

Author: John F. Wilson,Steven Toms,Abe de Jong,Emily Buchnea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 727

The Routledge Companion to Business History is a definitive work of reference, and authoritative, international source on business history. Compiled by leading scholars in the field, it offers both researchers and students an introduction and overview of current scholarship in this expanding discipline. Drawing on a wealth of international contributions, this volume expands the field and explores how business history interacts theoretically and methodologically with other fields. It charts the origins and development of business history and its global reach from Latin America and Africa, to North America and Europe. With this multi-perspective approach, it illustrates the unique contribution of business history and its relationship with a range of other disciplines, from finance and banking to gender issues in corporations. The Routledge Companion to Business History is a vital source of reference for students and researchers in the fields of business history, corporate governance and business ethics.


Renaissance Prince

Author: Lisa Hilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 686

A definitive portrait of one of the most compelling monarchs England has ever had: Elizabeth I. 'We are a prince from a line of princes.' Lisa Hilton's majestic biography of Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen', uses new research to present a fresh interpretation of Elizabeth as a queen who saw herself primarily as a Renaissance prince, delivering a very different perspective on her emotional and sexual life, and upon her attempts to mould England into a European state. Elizabeth was not an exceptional woman but an exceptional ruler, and this book challenges readers to reassess her reign, and the colourful drama, scandal and intrigue to which it is always linked.

Youth and Age in the Medieval North

Author: Shannon Lewis-Simpson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170731

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 4801

This interdisciplinary volume explores social, cultural and biological definitions of youth and age specific to the medieval north, and changing mentalities towards youth and age as a result of political, cultural, and religious transformations in the north.

Soviet Veterans of the Second World War

A Popular Movement in an Authoritarian Society, 1941-1991

Author: Mark Edele

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191608084

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5589

Millions of Soviet soldiers died in the USSR's struggle for survival against Nazi Germany but millions more returned to Stalin's state after victory. Mark Edele traces the veterans' story from the early post-war years through to the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. He describes in detail the problems they encountered during demobilization, the dysfunctional bureaucracy they had to deal with once back, and the way their reintegration into civilian life worked in practice in one of the most devastated countries of Europe. He pays particular attention to groups with specific problems such as the disabled, former prisoners of war, women soldiers, and youth. The study analyses the old soldiers' long struggle for recognition and the eventual emergence of an organized movement in the years after Stalin's death. The Soviet state at first refused to recognize veterans as a group worthy of special privileges or as an organization. They were not a group conceived of in Marxist-Leninist theory, there was suspicion about their political loyalty, and the leadership worried about the costs of affording a special status to such a large population group. These preconceptions were overcome only after a long, hard struggle by a popular movement that slowly emerged within the strict confines of the authoritarian Soviet regime.