A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages (Blackwell Companions to British History)
By: S. H. Rigby (editor)Paperback
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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field.* Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales* Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages* Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical scholarship* Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading
S. H. Rigby is Reader in History at the University of Manchester. His previous publications include Engels and the Formation of Marxism (1992), English Society in the Later Middle Ages (1995), Chaucer in Context (1996) and Marxism and History (second edition, 1998).
List of Figures x List of Plates xi List of Maps xii List of Contributors xiii Introduction xvi Part I Economy and Society in Town and Country 1 1 England: Land and People 3 Bruce M. S. Campbell 2 England: The Family and the Village Community 26 Phillipp R. Schofield 3 England: Towns, Trade and Industry 47 Richard H. Britnell 4 England: Popular Politics and Social Conflict 65 Jane Whittle and S. H. Rigby 5 England: Women and Gender 87 Judith M. Bennett 6 Scotland: Economy and Society 107 Nicholas J. Mayhew 7 Wales: Economy and Society 125 A. D. Carr 8 Ireland: Economy and Society 142 Brian Graham Part II Politics, Government and Law 163 9 The British Perspective 165 Sean Duffy 10 England: Kingship and the Political Community, c. 1100-1272 183 Ralph V. Turner 11 England: Kingship and the Political Community, 1272-1377 208 Scott L. Waugh 12 England: Kingship and the Political Community, 1377- c. 1500 224 Rosemary Horrox 13 England: Law, Society and the State 242 Robert C. Palmer 14 England: The Nobility and the Gentry 261 Christine Carpenter 15 Scotland: Politics, Government and Law 283 Hector L. MacQueen 16 Wales: Politics, Government and Law 309 J. Beverley Smith and Llinos Beverley Smith 17 Ireland: Politics, Government and Law 335 James Lydon Part III The Church and Piety 357 18 England: Church and Clergy 359 David Lepine 19 England: Piety, Heresy and Anti-clericalism 381 Matthew Groom 20 Scotland: Religion and Piety 396 D. E. R. Watt 21 Wales: Religion and Piety 411 Huw Pryce 22 Ireland: Religion and Piety 430 Henry A. Jefferies Part IV Education and Culture 449 23 England: Education and Society 451 Jo Ann H. Moran Cruz 24 England: Art and Society 472 Veronica Sekules 25 England: Literature and Society 497 S. H. Rigby 26 Scotland: Culture and Society 521 Louise O. Fradenburg 27 Wales: Culture and Society 541 Susan L. Aronstein 28 Ireland: Culture and Society 558 Edel Bhreathnach and Raghnall O Floinn Bibliography of Secondary Sources 596 Index 649
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