A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c…

Paperback | November 20, 1998

byJudith Bennett

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This history of medieval village life is told through the experiences of Cecilia Penifader, a peasant woman who lived on one English manor in the early fourteenth century. This truly unique book offers a wealth of insight into medieval peasant society, bringing many of the characteristics of a time and a people to life. Short and readable, it is an ideal text for undergraduate teaching, suitable for courses in Western civilization, medieval history, women's history, and English history.

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This history of medieval village life is told through the experiences of Cecilia Penifader, a peasant woman who lived on one English manor in the early fourteenth century. This truly unique book offers a wealth of insight into medieval peasant society, bringing many of the characteristics of a time and a people to life. Short and rea...

Judith M. Bennett teaches medieval history and women's history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is Martha Nell Hardy Distinguished Professor. Educated at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Toronto, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, she is the author of numerous books and articles abou...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.9 × 6.8 × 0.44 inPublished:November 20, 1998Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0072903317

ISBN - 13:9780072903317

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The World Around Her

Chapter 3: Lords, Ladies, and Peasants

Chapter 4: Parish, Belief, Ritual

Chapter 5: Changing Times

Chapter 6: Kin and Household

Chapter 7: An Economy of Makeshifts

Chapter 8: Community

Chapter 9: Women and Men

Chapter 10: Medieval Peasants, Modern People

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