Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1349-1400 (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)

Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1349-1400 (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)


Larson examines the altering family members among lords and peasants in post-Black dying Durham. This was once a period of time of upheaval and alter, a part of the transition from ‘medieval’ to ‘modern.’ Many historians have argued in regards to the nature of this transformation and its reasons, usually placing forth a unmarried all-encompassing version; Larson presses for the significance of person selection and motion, leading to a versatile, human framework that offers a extra acceptable reason behind the various paths during this period.

The theoretical aspect is balanced through an ‘on the floor’ exam of rural lifestyles in Durham-- an try and catch the uncooked feelings and judgements of the interval. not anyone has fairly tested this; so much experiences are speculative, hoping on conception or facts, instead of tracing the background of actual humans, either within the speedy aftermath of the plague, and within the long run. Durham is lucky in that documents live to tell the tale in abundance for this era; such a lot different experiences of rural society finish at 1300 or 1348.

As such, this e-book fills an enormous hole in medieval English background whereas while grappling with significant theories of swap for this transformative period.

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