The King's Towns

Identity and Survival in Late Medieval English Boroughs
Author: Lorraine Christine Attreed
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: History
Page: 359
View: 5726
Its chronological scope reveals the evolution of monarchical power interfacing with the localities, and sheds light on the debate concerning the "New Monarchy" developing across Europe. This is a study about the search for identity, as civic officials and townspeople learned to live with and exercise their hard-won liberties.

War, Politics and Finance in Late Medieval English Towns

Bristol, York and the Crown, 1350-1400
Author: Christian Drummond Liddy
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780861932740
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 768
Relations between town and crown in late medieval England examined through two of its most important towns, Bristol and York.

Authority and Subversion

Author: Linda Clark
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843830252
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
View: 4067
The themes of authority and subversion explored in relation to royal power, orthodox religion, and violence and disorder.

Conflicts, Consequences and the Crown in the Late Middle Ages

Author: Linda Clark
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843833336
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5044
A range of important issues in current research are debated in the latest volume in the series, with a special focus on warfare.

Political Culture in Late Medieval England

Essays by Simon Walker
Author: Simon Walker,Michael J. Braddick
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719068263
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 5055
This is an important collection of pioneering essays penned by the late Simon Walker, a highly respected historian of late medieval England. One of the finest scholars of his generation, Walker's writing is lucid, inspirational, and has permanently enriched our understanding of the period. The eleven essays featured here examine themes such as kingship, lordship, warfare and sanctity. There are specific studies on subjects such as the changing fortunes of the family of Sir Richard Abberbury; Yorkshire's Justices of the Peace; the service of medieval man-at-arms, Janico Dartasso; Richard II's views on kingship, political saints, and an investigation of rumour, sedition and popular protest in the reign of Henry IV.

Medieval English Drama

Author: Katie Normington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565486X
Category: Drama
Page: 192
View: 4802
Medieval English Drama provides a fresh introduction to the dramatic and festive practices of England in the late Middle Ages. The book places particular emphasis on the importance of the performance contexts of these events, bringing to life a period before permanent theatre buildings when performances took place in a wide variety of locations and had to fight to attract and maintain the attention of an audience. Showing the interplay between dramatic and everyday life, the book covers performances in convents, churches, parishes, street processions and parades, and in particular distinguishes between modes of outdoor and indoor performance. Katie Normington aids the reader to a fuller understanding of these early English dramatic practices by explaining the significance of the place of performance, the particularities of spectatorship for each event and how the conventions of the form of drama were manipulated to address its reception. Audiences considered range from cloistered members, congregations and parish members to urban citizens, nobles and royalty. Undergraduate students of literature of this period will find this an approachable and illuminating guide.

Exploring the Evidence

Commemoration, Administration and the Economy
Author: Linda Clark
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 184383944X
Category: History
Page: 242
View: 9167
This series (pushes) the boundaries of knowledge and (develops) new trends in approach and understanding. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Medieval York

Author: D. M. Palliser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199255849
Category: History
Page: 332
View: 3386
Provides a comprehensive history of what is now considered England's most famous surviving medieval city, covering nearly a thousand years

The Medieval Way of War

Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach
Author: Gregory I. Halfond
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147241960X
Category: History
Page: 348
View: 9366
Few historians have argued so forcefully or persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the study of warfare as not only worthy of scholarly attention, but demanding of it. In his many publications Bachrach has established unequivocally the relevance of military institutions and activity for an understanding of medieval European societies, polities, and mentalities. In so doing, as much as any scholar of his generation, he has helped to define the status quaestionis for the field of medieval military history. The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach pays tribute to its honoree by gathering in a single volume seventeen original studies from an international roster of leading experts in the military history of medieval Europe. Ranging chronologically from Late Antiquity through the Later Middle Ages (ca. AD 300-1500), and with a broad geographical scope stretching from the British Isles to the Middle East, these diverse studies address an array of critical themes and debates relevant to the conduct of war in medieval Europe. These themes include the formation and implementation of military grand strategies; the fiscal, material, and administrative resources that underpinned the conduct of war in medieval Europe; and religious, legal, and artistic responses to military violence. Collectively, these seventeen studies embrace the interdisciplinarity and topical diversity intrinsic to Bachrach’s research. Additionally, they strongly echo his conviction that the study of armed conflict is indispensable for an accurate and comprehensive understanding of medieval European history.

Poverty in Late Middle English Literature

The Meene and the Riche
Author: Dinah Hazell
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 233
View: 3837
Studies of medieval poverty tend to focus on a few works, particularly Piers Plowman and related texts, and on the indigent and rural poor. This book presents a comprehensive view of poverty at different social levels, from aristocrat to pauper, and the way in which poverty is employed as a topos to reflect social and moral concerns. The literary works, primarily from the fourteenth century and set within a cultural/historical context, represent a broad range of authors and genres, including romance, chronicle, satire, complaint, homily, hagiography, treatise, and drama, and include both well- and lesser-known pieces. There is a strong focus on the historical and literary solutions to poverty, as well as factors that influenced the complex and often conflicting attitudes towards the poor.

People, Places and Perspectives

Essays on Later Medieval & Early Tudor England in Honour of Ralph A. Griffiths
Author: Keith Dockray,Peter Fleming
Publisher: N.A
Category: England
Page: 218
View: 7219
People, Places and Perspectives

Justice and Grace

Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages
Author: Gwilym Dodd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
Page: 374
View: 9285
In this ground-breaking new study Gwilym Dodd focuses on the private petition and its place in the late medieval English parliament (c.1270-1450). Concentrating on parliament's role as an instrument of government, a place where the king's subjects brought petitions in the hope of securing remedial action, Dodd reasserts the importance of this role. His book sheds new light on the concept of royal grace and its practical application to parliamentary petitions that required the king'spersonal intervention, and contributes to our understanding of the nature of medieval monarchy, and its ability (or willingness) to address the problems that faced individuals and communities in medieval society.

Local identities in late medieval and early modern England

Author: Norman Leslie Jones,Daniel R. Woolf
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230001237
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1191
This book explores the tension between various types of identity - national, social, individual, religious, gender - as they intersect in local settings, both rural and urban.

Reign of Henry VII

Proceedings of the 1993 Harlaxton Conference
Author: Benjamin Thompson
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 279
View: 3218

The Miracles of St. John Capistran

Author: Stanko Andrić
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
ISBN: 9789639116689
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 454
View: 8390
"The author analyses the miracle collections promoting the canonization of the popular fifteenth-century Observant Franciscan preacher, St. John of Capistran, who was a victorious Crusader at Belgrade in 1456, and died thereafter in Ilok (a city located on the periphery of western Christianity in Croatia). Based on a thorough study of the widely scattered manuscripts on Capistranean miracles (in Naples, Rome, Venice and Paris) and with the help of a microscopic philological analysis, the author has managed to reconstruct, for the first time, one of the most complex miracle collections in the history of medieval hagiography. The accounts provide an unparalleled insight into the history of everyday life and into the various hardships, illnesses, hopes, dreams and anxieties during the late medieval and early modern period."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Estrangement, Enterprise and Education in Fifteenth-century England

Author: Sharon D. Michalove,Albert Compton Reeves
Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing
Category: Education, Medieval
Page: 150
View: 6941
The book is based on papers given at the first Richard III Society conference, held in 1995 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The papers deal particularly with the hazards and opportunities of public and private service in an age of civil war, and with the education and training of women.

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
View: 8374

Letters and Papers of John Shillingford - Mayor of Exeter 1447-50

Author: Stuart A. Moore
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 9781408606438
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 184
View: 6911
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

A Country Merchant, 1495-1520

Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages
Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199214247
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 6593
A major contribution to the economic and social history of a mysterious period, the years around 1500, using new evidence and methods of analysis. Presents a fresh and engaging view of history by highlighting an individual, John Heritage.

Popular Protest in Late Medieval English Towns

Author: Samuel K. Cohn, Jr,Douglas Aiton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107027802
Category: History
Page: 375
View: 483
Draws new attention to popular protest in medieval English towns, away from the more frequently studied theme of rural revolt.