Urban and Rural Communities in Medieval France

Provence and Languedoc, 1000-1500

Author: Kathryn Louise Reyerson,John Victor Drendel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004108509

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 7019

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.
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Women's Networks in Medieval France

Gender and Community in Montpellier, 1300-1350

Author: Kathryn L. Reyerson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319389424

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 5662

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.
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Medieval Urban Planning

The Monastery and Beyond

Author: Mickey Abel

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443878650

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 7636

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.
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Mother and Sons, Inc.

Martha de Cabanis in Medieval Montpellier

Author: Kathryn L. Reyerson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 9792

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.
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Imaginary Cartographies

Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille

Author: Daniel Lord Smail

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801436260

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8112

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.
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Late Medieval France

Author: Graeme Small

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137102152

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3820

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.
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Medieval Feminist Forum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminist theory

Page: N.A

View: 2946

Posted in Feminist theory

Sugar and Spices

The Trade of Guillelmus Basquese in Late Medieval Mediterranean Europe

Author: Debra Ann Salata

Publisher: N.A



Page: 536

View: 5594

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The Art of the Deal

Intermediaries of Trade in Medieval Montpellier

Author: K. L. Reyerson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004121294

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 9815

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.
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Medieval Narbonne

A City at the Heart of the Troubadour World

Author: Jacqueline Caille

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780860789147

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 695

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.
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Community of Town and Country

Social Class and Property in the Borough of Coventry, 1350-1525

Author: Donald J. Leech

Publisher: N.A



Page: 490

View: 9466

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Feudal Society in Medieval France

Documents from the County of Champagne

Author: Theodore Evergates

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812214413

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 8118

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.
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Agriculture, prosperity, and the modernization of French rural communities, 1870-1914

views from the village

Author: Stephen J. Russell

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 3801

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Valois Guyenne

A Study of Politics, Government, and Society in Late Medieval France

Author: Robin Harris

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780861932269

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 7763

Lancastrian Gascony is transformed into Valois Guyenne after the Hundred Years War.
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Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians: A Study of Forty-three Monasteries

Author: Constance Berman

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 9781422374498


Page: 179

View: 2169

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.
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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015016

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 3386

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.
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Life in medieval France

Author: Eric Russell Chamberlin

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 178

View: 4520

Posted in France