A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages

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"This survey of Britain in the later middle ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading international specialists in the field. The volume is broad-ranging, discussing the social, economic, political, religious and cultural history of England, Scotland, and Wales from 1100 to 1500. It also includes full coverage of Ireland during the period. The chapters guide readers through the different perspectives from which historians have approached late medieval Britain and examine ways in which current debates might be resolved." This volume is ideal
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Overview

"This survey of Britain in the later middle ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading international specialists in the field. The volume is broad-ranging, discussing the social, economic, political, religious and cultural history of England, Scotland, and Wales from 1100 to 1500. It also includes full coverage of Ireland during the period. The chapters guide readers through the different perspectives from which historians have approached late medieval Britain and examine ways in which current debates might be resolved." This volume is ideal for upper-level students seeking an overview of the later middle ages and the historiographic controversies surrounding the era. At the same time, the contributions address questions at the leading edge of scholarship, and will therefore also be of interest to advanced researchers in the field.
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"It remains an immensely valuable summation of the state of mainstream scholarship at the beginning of the twenty-first century, from which students coming to these national histories for the first time will still derive immense benefit." (Speculum, 2010)

Succinct and stimulating" English Historical Review "A handsome, informative and scholarly volume" Medieval Archaeology

"Admirably comprehensive and warmly to be recommended" History

"No scholar, student or general reader could ask for a better guide" Economic History Review

"A fine book with a stellar cast of contributors" Continuity and Change

"Among the better, most nuanced and thought-provoking introductions to its field" Journal of Ecclesiastical History

"An extremely important contribution to medieval British scholarship" Albion

"This is a very impressive product from an ambitious project." Welsh History Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405189736
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to British History Series , #25
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of plates

List of maps

Pt. I Economy and society in town and country 1

Pt. II Politics, government and law 163

Pt. III The church and piety 357

Pt. IV Education and culture 449

Bibliography of Secondary Sources 596

Index 649

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