Peasant and Community in Medieval England, 1200-1500

Peasant and Community in Medieval England, 1200-1500

by P. Schofield
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Palgrave Macmillan UK
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Peasant and Community in Medieval England, 1200-1500

In recent years, work on the medieval English peasant has tended to stress the degree of interaction between the village and the world beyond its bounds. This book not only provides an overview of this research, but also develops this approach. Phillipp R. Schofield describes the traditional world of the peasant - with attention given to such issues as relations between lord and tenant, and the nature of the peasant family - and places the peasantry of the late middle ages within the wider political, legal, ecclesiastical and commercial world of the medieval community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333647103
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/16/2003
Series: Medieval Culture and Society Series
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Peasant and Community PART I: LAND Land: Tenure, Landholding and Rent Determinants of Peasant Landholding The Transfer of Peasant Land PART II: FAMILY Family and Household Peasant Marriage and Household Formation: Issues and Influences PART III: WORLDS BEYOND: MARKET, CROWN AND CHURCH Peasants and the Market Peasants and Politics Peasants and Religion Conclusion Notes Further Reading Index

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