Medieval Callings

Paperback | December 18, 1995

EditorJacques Le GoffTranslated byLydia G. Cochrane

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These essays by eleven internationally renowned historians present nuanced profiles of the major social and professional groups—the callings-of the Middle Ages.

The contributors focus on attitudes of medieval men and women toward their own society. Through a variety of techniques, from a reading of the Song of Roland to a reading of administrative records, they identify characteristic viewpoints of members of the fighting class, the clergy, and the peasantry. Along with vivid descriptions of what life was like for warrior knights, monks, high churchmen, criminals, lepers, shepherds, and prostitutes, this innovative approach offers a valuable new perspective on the complex social dynamics of feudal Europe.

"Very useful discussions of texts, both learned and literary."—Christopher Dyer, Times Literary Supplement

Contributors: Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri, Franco Cardini, Enrico Castelnuovo, Giovanni Cherubini, Bronislaw Geremek, Aron Ja. Gurevich, Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Jacques Le Goff, Giovanni Miccoli, Jacques Rossiaud, and André Vauchez.

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These essays by eleven internationally renowned historians present nuanced profiles of the major social and professional groups of the Middle Ages. They provide vivid descriptions of what life was like for warrior knights, monks, high churchmen, criminals, lepers, shepherds, and prostitutes, among others.

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These essays by eleven internationally renowned historians present nuanced profiles of the major social and professional groups—the callings-of the Middle Ages.The contributors focus on attitudes of medieval men and women toward their own society. Through a variety of techniques, from a reading of the Song of Roland to a reading of adm...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:December 18, 1995Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226470873

ISBN - 13:9780226470870

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These essays by eleven internationally renowned historians present nuanced profiles of the major social and professional groups of the Middle Ages. They provide vivid descriptions of what life was like for warrior knights, monks, high churchmen, criminals, lepers, shepherds, and prostitutes, among others.