Peasants in the Middle Ages

Peasants in the Middle Ages

by Werner Rosener
     
 

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This book is a lively refutation of preconceptions that medieval peasants existed either in idyllic rural conditions or in unmitigated oppression and poverty. Werner Rosener redresses the balance of history in favor of the peasantry, illustrating that their lives were as complex and interesting as those of the nobility.  See more details below

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This book is a lively refutation of preconceptions that medieval peasants existed either in idyllic rural conditions or in unmitigated oppression and poverty. Werner Rosener redresses the balance of history in favor of the peasantry, illustrating that their lives were as complex and interesting as those of the nobility.

Editorial Reviews

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"This work will generate new interest in peasant studies and serve as a basis for further comparative analysis." The Journal of Peasant Studies

"A first-class book ... wonderfully sane and level-headed." English Historical Review

"An impressive book." History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252062896
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.78(d)

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Werner Rosner, Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Germany

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