In historical records, women appear as widows, sometimes as wives or singlewomen, but one thing they had in common was they all were daughters. Through an examination of the Husting wills, Kate Staples focuses on daughters in the late medieval capital and their chances to own, rent, and manage property. These daughters were provided opportunities to be active economic agents in a world often described as hostile to women. Daughters of London also considers parents’ influence through their bequests to daughters and the visualization of daughters’ household spaces that these bequests allow. By focusing on daughterhood, and particularly urban daughters’ experiences of inheritance, we can refocus the lens through which we see and understand women’s lives in the medieval past
Daughters of London
Edited by Katherine L. Jansen, G. Geltner and Anne E. Lester
Center and Periphery honors Willliam Chester Jordan on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The essays by his former doctoral students examine the complexity of negotiating power at the center and margins of society in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.
In Municipal Officials, Their Public, and the Negotiation of Justice in Medieval Languedoc, Turning explores the role of the urban public in shaping local jurisdiction as the region of Languedoc became a part of the Capetian kingdom in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Edited by Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh and Emmett O'Byrne
A key case-study and argument for the wider relevance of Ireland in understanding the political ambitions and frustrations of the English crown, this book interrogates afresh evidence for Ireland's liminality and barbarity, c.1000-1500, with in-depth contributions by historians, archaeologists, ...
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the construction of the late medieval chronicle in Iberia by means of an examination of eighteen different late medieval accounts of the reign of the Visigothic king Wamba.
Edited by Wendy J. Turner
This essay collection examines aspects of mental impairment from a variety of angles to unearth medieval perspectives on mental affliction. This volume on madness in the Middle Ages elucidates how medieval society conceptualized mental afflictions, especially in law and culture.
Edited by Yelena Mazour-Matusevich and Alexandra S. Korros
The seventeen authors of this volume present an all-round picture of the person, the work, and the influence of the Russian medievalist Aron Gurevich who introduced innovative approaches to scholarship against all odds. Professor Janos Bak, Central European University
Edited by Lucie Doležalova
Based on case studies from across Europe including its ‘peripheries,’ this book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the notion of memory in the Middle Ages concentrating on contructing memory both as individual competence and as part of a society’s identity.
Daniel E. Thiery
Drawing on spiritual and legal sources, this book provides a novel perspective on how late medieval Christianity problematized parishioners' use of violence and how parishioners tried to reconcile the demands of their faith with cultural norms that honored violent conduct.
Sara M. Butler
Drawing on a wide range of legal and literary sources, this book offers a comprehensive investigation into the acceptability of violence in marriage at a time when social expectations of gender and marriage were in transition.
Edited by Lawrin Armstrong, Ivana Elbl and Martin M. Elbl
The volume explores late medieval market mechanisms and associated institutional, fiscal and monetary, organizational, decision-making, legal and ethical issues, as well as selected aspects of production, consumption and market integration. The essays span a variety of local, regional, and ...
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