Peasant Life in the Medieval West

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B. Blackwell, 1988 - History - 215 pages
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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.

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