A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages (Blackwell by S. H. Rigby

By S. H. Rigby

This authoritative survey of england within the later center a long time contains 28 chapters written via major figures within the field.
Covers social, monetary, political, spiritual, and cultural historical past in England, eire, Scotland, and Wales.
Provides a advisor to the historic debates over the later center Ages.
Addresses questions on the innovative of ancient scholarship.
Each bankruptcy comprises feedback for extra studying.

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It was only from the last quarter of the century, as prices fell, labour costs soared and customary services decayed, that lords started leasing out their demesnes en masse, either entire or piecemeal. By the mid-fifteenth century it was only home farms directly engaged in provisioning the seigniorial household and demesnes for which no suitable tenant could be found that were still in hand. Through this process approximately 25 to 30 per cent of all arable land was transferred to the tenant sector and landlords became the rentiers that they were henceforth to remain.

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England: family and village community 27 Historical explorations of this diversity have produced significant departures from any prevailing orthodoxy regarding the medieval peasant family and community. Where once the family of the wealthy villein peasantry of central, open-field or ‘champion’ England tended to stand for all peasant families in the middle ages, a partial consequence of an early seminal study by Homans, it is now acknowledged that the structure and function of the medieval peasant family were more diverse and that, in a sense, the peasant family which dominates the literature served as an ideal to which few peasants could possibly aspire.

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