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The moral economy of the countryside : Anglo-Saxon to Anglo-Norman England

Author: Rosamond Faith
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How were manorial lords in the twelfth and thirteenth century able to appropriate peasant labour? And what does this reveal about the changing attitudes and values of medieval England? Considering these questions from the perspective of the 'moral economy', the web of shared values within a society, Rosamond Faith offers a penetrating portrait of a changing world. Anglo-Saxon lords were powerful in many ways but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Faith, Rosamond, 1935-
The moral economy of the countryside
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
(DLC) 2019035801
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamond Faith
ISBN: 9781108766487 110876648X
OCLC Number: 1117309686
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction: the moral economy; Part I. Rank: 2. Lordship; 3. Our island story; 4. Honour and respect in peasant society; Part II. Reciprocity: 5. Hospitality; 6. Hearth, household and farm; Part III. Reputation and Witness: 7. Neighbours and strangers; 8. Markets and marketing; Part IV. The Wolf Sniffs the Wind: 9. HWILOM WAES: Archbishop Wulfstan's old social order; 10. Land, law and office; Part V. The Aftermath of Conquest: 11. New words in the countryside; 12. Narrating the new social order; Part VI. In the World of the Manor: 13. Establishing custom; 14. Thinking feudally; 15. From rank to class; 16. Conclusion: forward into the past; Appendix. The family farm in peasant studies; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Rosamond Faith.

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Shows how the 'moral economy' of medieval England was transformed after the Norman Conquest, when 'feudal thinking' superseded traditional values of rank, reciprocity and worth.  Read more...

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