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The Social and Economic Background to the Rural Revolt of 1381

Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer is Professor of Regional and Local History at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Making a Living in the Middle Ages, and An Age of Transition? Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Life in Medieval England

Hambledon and London, 2000

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...Was the revolt of 1381 merely a 'passing episode' in English history, an irrational aberration, or was it deeply rooted in the economic and social life of the later Middle Ages?MM Postan, The Medieval Economy and Society (London, 1972), pp....

Language, Identity, and Assimilation

Maged S. A. Mikhail

Maged S. A. Mikhail obtained a PhD in the History of the Near and Middle East from the University of California, Los Angeles for which he received an Honourable Mention for the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America. He currently teaches at California State University, Fullerton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : Religion, Identity and Politics after the Arab Conquest

I.B.Tauris, 2014

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...From the mid-fifth through the tenth century ce, the history of Egypt was primarily documented in three languages: Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. The only notable exceptions are a small number of surviving Latin papyri, and numerically...

Power and Conflict in the Medieval English Village

Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer is Professor of Regional and Local History at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Making a Living in the Middle Ages, and An Age of Transition? Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Life in Medieval England

Hambledon and London, 2000

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...The purpose of this essay is to define the village as it is seen and understood by historians; this will lead to an emphasis on the village as a social entity. As the bulk of the written evidence comes from the later Middle Ages...

Introduction: Disability Theory and Pre-Modern Considerations

Connie L. Scarborough

Connie L. Scarborough is Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University and Co-Director of the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her most recent book, Inscribing the Environment, applies theories of ecocriticism to Medieval Spanish Text. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Viewing Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts : Disgraced or Graced

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...As the field of disability studies has grown over the last 40 years, there has been increasing critical interest in how current notions and attitudes toward the impaired were shaped historically.See, for example, the works by Brueggemann...

The True Definition of Nobility

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...Dante next sets himself to refute the opinion that nobility is derived from wealth and possessions. Riches, being base, are the very opposite of what is noble. To begin with, there is no justice in the distribution of wealth. It can...

Epilogue

F. Matthew Caswell

F. Matthew Caswell has a doctorate in Classical Arabic from the University of Oxford, and has had a long career as a barrister. He is a member of Wadham College, Oxford and the author of several plays and a collection of short stories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Slave Girls of Baghdad : The Qiyān in the Early Abbasid Era

Tauris Academic Studies, 2011

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...A present-day Western view of the woman slave is conditioned by the history of the African slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the perception of the black African woman slave in the plantations of the Caribbean and the American...

Identity and the Self

Virginia Cox

Virginia Cox is Professor of Italian at New York University. She is the author of The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy, Women's Writing in Italy, 1400-1650 and The Renaissance Dialogue: Literary Dialogue in its Social and Political Contexts, Castiglione to Galileo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Italian Renaissance

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...One of the central intuitions of Jacob Burckhardt’s The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy is that ‘Renaissance man’ differed in fundamental respects from his medieval forebears. As Burckhardt expresses it,In the Middle Ages, both...

Pupils in Lyon

Sarah B. Lynch

Sarah B. Lynch holds a B.A. (Hons) from University College Dublin and a M.Phil. from Trinity College Dublin. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Leeds on late medieval education in France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elementary and Grammar Education in Late Medieval France : Lyon, 1285–1530

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...This chapter will discuss a more challenging aspect (in terms of consistency of source material) of late medieval education: the children who attended school. In Lyon, the archival sources present an incomplete picture of pupils...

Rebels and Risings

Gideon Brough

Gideon Brough attained his doctorate from Cardiff University where, for the past decade, he has taught European History, notably on conflict and diplomacy. His main academic interests are warfare, diplomacy, power relations, geopolitics, insurgencies and identity in western Europe, particularly in France and the nations of the British Isles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Rise and Fall of Owain Glyn Dŵr : England, France and the Welsh Rebellion in the Late Middle Ages

I.B. Tauris, 2017

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...All this summer, Owain Glendower and several of the Welsh chieftains, whom the king regarded as traitors and outlaws from his kingdom, severely devastated West Wales and North Wales, taking refuge in the mountains and woodlands before...

Status

Laurel Ann Wilson

Laurel Ann Wilson earned her PhD from Fordham University and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham. Her interests include medieval textile technology and the emergence of fashion as a social phenomenon: the subject of her doctoral dissertation, as well as of many conference papers given under the auspices of the Pasold Research Fund, the North American Conference on British Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Her current research involves changes in the meaning of clothing in the later Middle Ages as reflected in sumptuary law, liveries, and dress codes. Forthcoming publications include “Status,” in Fashion in the Medieval Age (500–1450), edited by Sarah-Grace Heller.documents,types of (in India),books; manuscripts; recording; text(s) and textuality; writing Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Every form of dress carries some indication of the status of its wearer. Status, defined most simply as social difference, is a social relationship which dress effectively makes visible to others. S.H. Rigby, “Introduction: Social...