The Later Middle Ages 1272 1485

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The Later Middle Ages 1272 1485

Author : George Holmes
ISBN : 0393003639
Genre : History
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English life in the thirteenth century was characterized by: a single Christian Church owing allegiance to Rome and living on the revenues of its estates; kingship with difficulty kept intact in the face of scheming magnates jealous of their privileges; a countryside divided into thousands of small estates, tilled by peasants--some of them serfs--and owned by lords with considerable power over their tenants; armies of knights fighting on horseback; Gothic cathedrals; monasteries; castles; town gilds. Professor Holmes describes this medieval society and its evolution, after the Black Death, into a somewhat different kind of society in the late fifteenth century. He argues that the population decrease as a result of the plague, beginning in 1349, brought about fundamental transformations: village life changed, serfdom disappeared, the great estates became less important, industry grew, and the commodities and directions of trade changed.
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Historical Dictionary Of Late Medieval England 1272 1485

Author : Ronald H. Fritze
ISBN : 0313291241
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.
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England In The Later Middle Ages

Author : M.H. Keen
ISBN : 9781134483044
Genre : History
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First published to wide critical acclaim in 1973, England in the Later Middle Ages has become a seminal text for students studying this diverse, complex period. This spirited work surveys the period from Edward I to the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, which heralded in the Tudor Age. The second edition of this book, while maintaining the character of the original, brings the study up to date. Each chapter includes a discussion of the historiographical developments of the last decade and the author takes a fresh look at the changing world of the Later Middle Ages, particularly the plague and the economy. Also included is a rewritten introduction.
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Precarious Balances

Author : Charles Stewart Goodwin
ISBN : UOM:39076001987291
Genre : History
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Precarious Balances: The Middle Ages of the Next Millennium explores a comparison of the present century and the next with the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, as a period of transition from one type of civilization to another. Goodwin compares the present socio-political trends with those of medieval Europe that developed the philosophy and the institutions that have dominated the last 500 years. He portrays the struggle between the choices that can be made and the potential effects they can have, discerning between what can and cannot be controlled. Goodwin proposes plausible alternatives to short term policies that may avoid the long term adversity he envisions now. He points out the downplayed realities of the twentieth century, a period dominated by technological achievement and the affluence of some, that actually was dominated by violence and a widening of wealth gaps. This pattern, he predicts, will lead to a new feudalism if action is not taken to redirect the socio-political tendencies now in place.
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Medieval England

Author : Edmund King
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111625310
Genre : History
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Medieval England is an illustrated history tracing the story of England from the Norman Conquest to the tumultuous times of the Black Death, the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses.
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English Literature Of The Middle Ages

Author : Stephen Coote
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040957297
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new guide covers seven hundred years of English literature. Stephen Coote describes the major figures and works of the period - Beowulf, King Alfred, Chaucer, Langland, Henryson, the Gawain-poet and Malory as well as lesser-known poets. Considerable attention is given to Chaucer and the extensive treatment of 'Troilus and Criseyde' demonstrates the range of concerns that can be brought to a medieval text. Chapters are devoted to alliterative poetry, popular romance, ballad and lyric, medieval drama and Middle English prose, set against a background of the European literary tradition and of medieval circumstances and ways of thought. The discussion of the development of the language from Old English to Middle English show how, through the genius of Chaucer, it took 'its plae beside the great literary vernaculars of Europe'. -- Book cover.
Category: Literary Criticism

The New Pelican Guide To English Literature

Author : Boris Ford
ISBN : UOM:39015001577892
Genre : Engelse letterkunde
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V.1. pt. 1. Medieval literature : Chaucer and the alliterative tradition. pt. 2. Medieval literature : the European inheritance -- v.2. The age of Shakespeare - - v.3. From Donne to Marvell -- v.4. From Dryden to Johnson -- v.5. From Blake to Byron -- v.6. From Dickens to Hardy -- v.7. From James to Elliot -- v.8. The present -- v.9. American literature.
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Peasants And Landlords In Later Medieval England

Author : E. B. Fryde
ISBN : IND:30000078600255
Genre : History
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For much of the Middle Ages the life of the rural peasant was one of restrictions, poverty, ogrous landlords, great discontent and unrest. In the later period, 14th century onwards, landlords began to lease much of their land, serfdom declined and peasants enjoyed a greater freedom of movement and employment, leading to the disruption of settlement patterns and population relocation. This book contains a selection of quite detailed studies, for example the Great Revolt of 1381 and its social and economic background, sheep and the wool industry in the Cotswolds, the Estates of the Bishops of Worcester c.1395-1436. These studies combine in elucidating the more general picture of relations between landlords/landowners and peasants in this period.
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