Virgil in Medieval England

Virgil in Medieval England

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Christopher Baswell
  • ISBN-10 : 052102708X
  • Release : 2006-06-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Examines the impact of an ancient and prestigious text on medieval culture.

The Senses in Late Medieval England

The Senses in Late Medieval England

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Author : C. M. Woolgar
  • ISBN-10 : 0300118716
  • Release : 2006
  • Genre: History
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Oxbow says: This fascinating study of how people understood and used their senses in the late medieval period draws on evidence from a range of literary texts, documents and records, as well as material culture and architectural sources.

Medieval England  500 1500

Medieval England 500 1500

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Author : Emilie Amt
  • ISBN-10 : 9781442634657
  • Release : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: England
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The new edition of Medieval England, 500-1500, edited by Emilie Amt and Katherine Allen Smith, spans several centuries in 102 documents that present the social and political history of England. The documents include constitutional highlights and records such as the Magna Carta and Froissart's Chronicles, as well as narrative sources describing the lived experiences of a range of historical actors. These narratives fit into thematic clusters covering topics such as the Anglo-Saxon monarchy, lay piety, later medieval commercial life, queenship, and Jewish communities. Thirty-nine new sources discuss significant events like the conquest of Wales, the Gregorian mission, and the Viking invasions. They also allow for multiple examples of particular genres, such as wills and miracle collections, to facilitate comparative analysis. Introductions and questions situate each source in the historical landscape and facilitate engagement with the text, inspiring readers to delve into the medieval past. The book also features 40 illustrations, a map, and an index of topics. Additional resources, including essay questions, web resources, and a timeline, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).

Parks in Medieval England

Parks in Medieval England

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : S.A. Mileson
  • ISBN-10 : 9780199565672
  • Release : 2009-07-16
  • Genre: History
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Parks were prominent and, indeed, controversial features of the medieval countryside, but they have been unevenly studied and remain only partly understood. Stephen Mileson provides the first full-length study of the subject, examining parks across the country and throughout the Middle Ages in their full social, economic, jurisdictional, and landscape context. The first half of the book investigates the purpose of these royal and aristocratic reserves, which have been variously claimed as hunting grounds, economic assets, landscape settings for residences, and status symbols. An emphasis on the aristocratic passion for the chase as the key motivation for park-making provides an important challenge to more recent views and allows for a deeper appreciation of the connection between park-making and the expression of power and lordship. The second part of the book examines the impact of park creation on wider society, from the king and aristocracy to peasants and townsmen. Instead of the traditional emphasis on the importance of royal regulation, greater attention is paid to the effects of lordly park-making on other members of the landed elite and ordinary people. These widespread enclosures interfered with customary uses of woodland and waste, hunting practices, roads and farming; not surprisingly, they could become a focus for aristocratic feud, popular protest and furtive resistance. Combining historical, archaeological, and landscape evidence, this ground-breaking study provides fresh insight into contemporary values and how they helped to shape the medieval landscape.

Medieval England  1042 1228

Medieval England 1042 1228

  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Author : Toby Purser
  • ISBN-10 : 0435327607
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: Great Britain
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The only A Level book on the market covering medieval History

Three Receptaria from Medieval England

Three Receptaria from Medieval England

  • Publisher : The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature
  • Author : Tony Hunt
  • ISBN-10 : 9780907570141
  • Release : 2001-08-15
  • Genre: Psychology
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The study represents an edition of just over 1500 medical receipts transmitted in three fourteenth-century compendia. The particular interest of these multilingual compilations lies in their date – earlier than most published receipts – and their showing the three languages of medieval England in vigorous and simultaneous use. The language of the Middle English receipts reveals distinctive features which add indispensably to our knowledge of the English language in this period. There are detailed indexes, including a survey of the medical conditions covered, and the notes provide comprehensive references to analogous receipts in other published collections, so shedding light on the processes of compilation and transmission.

Medieval England

Medieval England

  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Author : A. R. Bridbury
  • ISBN-10 : 9781848760035
  • Release : 2008
  • Genre: History
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This book offers the reader an entirely fresh view of England's Middle Ages. It argues that the long Roman occupation was an unmitigated disaster for the native population because so little was done to raise the output of farming once a sophisticated Mediterranean society was settled in its midst. The Anglo-Saxons, having cleared the land of most of their British predecessors, then set about revolutionising farming technology. This enormously increased the area available for the growing of food, and hence the size of the population. There was more land under the plough in Domesday England than in late Victorian times. The Black Death then revealed how big the population had by then become. Initially plague removed between a third and a half of the population we can trace on records. But there were many more families to feed than we can trace in records. We can tell that that was so because farm output was not much affected by the Black Death's first strike. Apparently farmers, at first, were able to recruit as many replacements for lost labour as they required. Nor did devastating plague check the waging of the French war which was very soon resumed with its customary ferocity. In the end, the Black Death succeeded in cutting the population down to size; and this had the beneficial effect of removing want, and the ill-health that want generates, from the lives of those who survived. Paradoxically this infused new life into those who survived. The wool export trade dwindled irrevocably; it was replaced by a prodigious export of dyed woollen cloth. The farmers produced so much grain in this plague-ridden period that famine, once endemic, became unusual. Indeed, general standards of living probably rose to levels not again achieved until the late nineteenth century.

Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England  1272 1485

Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England 1272 1485

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Author : Ronald H. Fritze
  • ISBN-10 : 0313291241
  • Release : 2002
  • Genre: History
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Focusing on political, military, religious, and constitutional history of Medieval England, this reference offers information that is often elusive or difficult to understand within the covers of specialized monographs and journal articles.

Wooden Images

Wooden Images

  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Author : Juanita Ballew Wood
  • ISBN-10 : 0838637795
  • Release : 1999
  • Genre: Art
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Using 163 photographs of images carved on the underside of medieval choir stalls in the churches and cathedrals of England in the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries, this work provides a spirited examination of the social history of ordinary men and women during the late-medieval period. This examination is particularly useful in that the choir stalls have become less accessible to the public in recent years. Misericords have received some scholarly attention, but this work is the first to interpret the carvings as social commentary. They are not examined as decorative embellishments or pieces of church furniture, but rather "read" as intimate glimpses into the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of a segment of the English medieval population. Whatever amused, angered, frightened, or elated the common person is recorded here in these extraordinary records.