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The Resource Peasant life in the medieval West, Robert Fossier ; translated by Juliet Vale

Peasant life in the medieval West, Robert Fossier ; translated by Juliet Vale

Label
Peasant life in the medieval West
Title
Peasant life in the medieval West
Statement of responsibility
Robert Fossier ; translated by Juliet Vale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • This is a history of peasant society in Europe from around 900 to the mid-fourteenth century. Robert Fossier, one of Europe's leading historians of the subject, provides a vivid and detailed picture of the daily life of the peasants, discussing, for example, the food they cultivated and ate, the houses and villages in which they lived, their taboos and customs. In particular, he considers the peasants' relationship to the rural landscape, which they grazed and tilled, and to their lords, who controlled the land. He describes the critical role women played in the medieval economy and society. Professor Fossier focuses, to, on the peasant as an individual within the rural community, exploring changes in their legal and economic status, family relationships and structures, and inheritance customs
  • Combining traditional historical methods with insights drawn from archaeology and anthropology, this is an important and innovative work on a topic central to our understanding of the Middle Ages. Also includes information on trends in agrarian history, agriculture, Auvergne, Black Death, Brittany, Burgundy, castle building, cemeteries, Champagne, childhood, Christianity, monastery of Cluny, communal identity, craftsmen, crop rotation, daughters, Domesday Book, ecological balance, England, family, famine, Flanders, France, Gascony, Germany, hermit, household, Italy, land clearance, Languedoc, literature, livestock, Lombards, Lombardy, Lorraine, estate management by monasteries, mortality, Normandy, Picardy, Poitou, population, primogeniture, Provence, Rhineland, Rougiers, seigneurial justice, share-cropping, slavery, social unrest, soil types, superstition, towns, villages, visual arts, waste, Wharram Percy role of women, woodland, etc
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fossier, Robert
Dewey number
305.5/63
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1531.5
LC item number
.F6713 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peasants
  • Social history
  • Europe
  • Bauer
Label
Peasant life in the medieval West, Robert Fossier ; translated by Juliet Vale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Paysans d'Occident
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [196]-207
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individuals first and foremost -- Houses and villages -- Work -- The lord -- The fully developed village
Control code
17649838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780631143635
Lccn
88005094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1155693
Label
Peasant life in the medieval West, Robert Fossier ; translated by Juliet Vale
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Paysans d'Occident
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [196]-207
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Individuals first and foremost -- Houses and villages -- Work -- The lord -- The fully developed village
Control code
17649838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780631143635
Lccn
88005094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1155693

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