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Professional Cooking, Kitchens, and Service Work

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Cooks and Kitchen Staff In the late Middle Ages—the period under investigation here, when sources became more abundant—cooks were organized in guilds...

Production and Distribution

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Who made medieval clothing, and where did it come from? During the approximately thousand-year period of the Middle Ages, the production, organization, and distribution of textiles and clothing changed considerably, although it is important...

Vines and Vineyards

The Wine Trade in Medieval Europe 1000–1500

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The works of Roman writers on viticulture, especially that by Columella, make it abundantly clear that Romans regarded the making of wine as a commercial enterprise, able to produce a good return on the considerable amount of capital...

Prostitution: The Moral Economy of Medieval Prostitution

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Medieval prostitution can be understood as a daily, and nightly, ritual control of the body and as part of a larger project of moral hygiene. Attempts to identify, regulate, and segregate the prostitute, and the resistance to and compliance...

Education

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...A vast spectrum of educational provision existed in the medieval West, in terms of training children and adolescents for adult life. The nature of that provision was neither consistent nor uniform across Europe—it might be determined...

Introduction

A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...When contemporary popular culture has depicted medieval work—a relatively rare occasion—films, novels, and even television have typically focused on the day-to-day difficulties peasants faced, the dirty conditions in towns and the perils...

Legal Profession

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The establishment of the Roman Barbarian kingdoms in the West marked not only the end of law schools, but also the demise of a professional class whose identity had been based for centuries on the acquisition of knowledge through a strict...

Economy

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Distinguishing between types of domestic economy across Europe and in a time frame of six hundred years, from the beginning of the ninth century to the end of the fourteenth century, presents problems of selection and description...

The Family Economy

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Introduction: Three Time Periods Family economy is the term that signifies the internal organization of production and consumption within the family unit, the familia. Throughout the millennium covered in this chapter, the main unit...

Money and Its Ideas

A Cultural History of Money in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter was translated into English by Marina Starik.Examining payment methods in the Middle Ages implies examining the role of money in transactions, as well as the role of commercial exchange in the medieval economy. In more general...