The Medieval Village by G. G. CoultonThe Medieval Village by G. G. Coulton

The Medieval Village

byG. G. Coulton

Paperback | July 29, 2010

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First published in 1925 as part of the Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought series, Coulton's The Medieval Village was an expanded version of lectures given at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Although a rigorous academic, who stressed the importance of using primary sources, Coulton was skilled at making medieval history accessible to a wider audience. He played an important role in encouraging interest in the study of social and economic, rather than political and military, history of the Middle Ages among younger scholars. In the present work, he used his extensive reading to discuss all aspects of peasant life throughout medieval Europe. He covers a wide range of topics, including the peasants' legal status and access to justice, their relationship with the Church, their landlords, and their work and aspects of daily life. The result is a fascinating picture of medieval life for the common man.
Title:The Medieval VillageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.42 inPublished:July 29, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1108010717

ISBN - 13:9781108010719


Table of Contents

General preface; Author's preface; List of illustrations; Abbreviations and authorities; 1. The open road; 2. Village development; 3. A few cross-lights; 4. A Glastonbury manor; 5. The sporting chance; 6. Bans and monopolies; 7. The manor court; 8. Life on a monastic manor; 9. Fatherly government; 10. The lord's power; 11. Earlier revolts; 12. Monks and serfs; 13. The chances of liberation; 14. Legal barriers to enfranchisement; 15. Kindly concessions; 16. Justice; 17. Clearings and enclosures; 18. Church estimates of the peasant; 19. Religious education; 20. Tithes and friction; 21. Tithes and friction (continued); 22. Poverty unadorned; 23. Labour and consideration; 24. The rebellion of the poor; 25. The rebellion of the poor (continued); 26. The dissolution of the monasteries; 27. Conclusion; Appendixes; Index.