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Professional Cooking, Kitchens, and Service Work

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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

Eva Andersson Strand

Eva Andersson Strand

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Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. 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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...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

Susan Rose

Susan Rose was Senior Research Fellow at Roehampton University, UK, and is now retired. She is the author of The Medieval Sea and Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000–1500. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Wine Trade in Medieval Europe 1000–1500

Continuum, 2011

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...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

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...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

Louise J. Wilkinson

Louise J. Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University and author of Women in Thirteenth-Century Lincolnshire, and co-editor of The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...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

Valerie L. Garver

Valerie L. Garver is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. A specialist in Carolingian social and cultural history, she has published on women, childhood, family, and material culture (especially textiles). She is the author of Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...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

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...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

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...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

Frederik Pedersen

Frederik Pedersen is Senior Lecturer in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He is the author of Marriage Litigation in Medieval England (2000) and Viking Empires (2005; with Angelo Forte and Richard Oram). He is also the editor of Ships, Guns and Bibles in the North Sea and Baltic States, c.1350–c.1700 (2000; with Allan Macinnes and Thomas Riis). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Marriage in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...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...

Work and Mobility

A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In a number of respects worker immobility was once seen as a defining element of the medieval period. Historians formerly looked back on the “Middle Ages” as a time largely wedged between the barbarian invasions that despoiled classical...