This volume provides case studies of the growth of urban and rural communities and their institutions in Languedoc and Provence in the Middle Ages. The importance of a Roman law tradition and the new institutions of the notary and his records are observed in both urban and rural contexts, and interactions between town and country are featured.
Provence and Languedoc, 1000-1500
Author: Kathryn Louise Reyerson,John Victor Drendel
This book illuminates the connections and interaction among women and between women and men during the medieval period. To do this, Kathryn L. Reyerson focuses specifically on the experiences of Agnes de Bossones, widow of a changer of the mercantile elite of Montpellier. Agnes was a real estate mogul and a patron of philanthropic institutions that permitted lower strata women to survive and thrive in a mature urban economy of the period before 1350. Notably, Montpellier was a large urban center in southern France. Linkages stretched horizontally and vertically in this robust urban environment, mitigating the restrictions of patriarchy and the constraints of gender. Using the story of Agnes de Bossones as a vehicle to larger discussions about gender, this book highlights the undeniable impact that networks had on women’s mobility and navigation within a restrictive medieval society.
Gender and Community in Montpellier, 1300-1350
Author: Kathryn L. Reyerson
Broadly defined, urban planning today is a process one might describe as half design and half social engineering. It considers not only the aesthetic and visual product, but also the economic, political, and social implications, as well as the environmental impact. This collection of essays explores the question of whether this sort of multifaceted planning took place in the Middle Ages, and how it manifested itself outside of the monastic realm. Bringing together the monastic historian and archaeologist, with scholars of art and architecture, this volume expands our comprehension of how those in roles of authority saw the planning process and implemented their plans to structure a particular outcome. The examination of architectural complexes, literary sources, commercial legers, and political records highlights the multiple avenues for viewing the growing awareness of the social potential of an urban environment.
The Monastery and Beyond
Author: Mickey Abel
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
In the late 1320s, Martha de Cabanis was widowed with three young sons. Mothers and Sons, Inc. shows how the widow Martha maneuvered within the legal constraints of her social, economic, and personal status and illuminates the opportunities and the limits of what was possible for elite mercantile women.
Martha de Cabanis in Medieval Montpellier
Author: Kathryn L. Reyerson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How, in the years before urban maps, did city residents conceptualize and navigate their communities? The author develops a method for understanding how residents thought about their personal geography. He explores how they charted their city, its social structure and their place within it.
Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille
Author: Daniel Lord Smail
Publisher: Cornell University Press
A fresh introduction to the political history of late medieval France duing the turbulent period of the Hundred Years' War, taking into account the social, economic and religious contexts. Graeme Small considers not just the monarchy but also prelates, noble networks and the emerging municipalities in this new analysis.
Author: Graeme Small
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Feminist theory
The Trade of Guillelmus Basquese in Late Medieval Mediterranean Europe
Author: Debra Ann Salata
This book explores the rarely recognized roles of notaries, innkeepers, brokers, transporters, and personnel of the merchant's entourage in medieval trade. The Mediterranean French marketplace of Montpellier serves as a venue to highlight the significant commercial contributions of these intermediaries.
Intermediaries of Trade in Medieval Montpellier
Author: K. L. Reyerson
This volume charts the development and history of Narbonne, from its Roman origins to its decline in the late Middle Ages, focusing on the period from the mid-11th to the mid-14th centuries and the rule of viscountess Ermengarde in the era of the troubadours. The articles cover the physical growth of the great medieval centre, the relations and conflicts between its secular and ecclesiastical lords, its administrative and religious life, and its political and commercial connections with surrounding areas.
A City at the Heart of the Troubadour World
Author: Jacqueline Caille
Social Class and Property in the Borough of Coventry, 1350-1525
Author: Donald J. Leech
Author: Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
Category: Economic history
Theodore Evergates has assembled, translated, and annotated some two hundred documents from the country of Champagne into a sourcebook that focuses on the political, economic, and legal workings of a feudal society, uncovering the details of private life and social history that are embedded in the official records.
Documents from the County of Champagne
Author: Theodore Evergates
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Unlike most historical works pertaining to this period, this work conveys an understanding of the daily routine of farming. It relies on the observations of the novelist and social activist Emile Guillaumin (1873-1956) as well as statistics and reports emanating from government sources. It offers an alternative account of the process and measures of change in rural communities, using the approach that Marc Bloch (1886-1944), the great historian of medieval rural societies, used in his work. It includes case studies of several small communities in the Allier which portray the status of agricultural production and consumption, using government statistic such as comprehensive government data collection efforts and annual surveys published by the Ministry of Commerce.
views from the village
Author: Stephen J. Russell
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
Category: Business & Economics
An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Category: American literature
Lancastrian Gascony is transformed into Valois Guyenne after the Hundred Years War.
A Study of Politics, Government, and Society in Late Medieval France
Author: Robin Harris
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
A study of medieval agriculture, of the rural world of southern France, & of the early corporate farms of the new religious order of Citeaux, founded in Burgundy in 1098 & imported into southern France in the mid-12th century. It also assesses the Cistercians¿ contributions to southern-French economic development in the 12th & 13th centuries. The study shows that the Cistercians in that region did not acquire lands for their huge, newly consolidated farms -- the granges -- through clearance & reclamation of unoccupied lands as traditional accounts suggest, but rather through the careful purchase & reorganization of holdings which had often had a long history of cultivation. Illustrations.
Author: Constance Berman
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Author: Eric Russell Chamberlin