Law, Laity and Solidarities

Law, Laity and Solidarities

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Synopsis

The primary focus of this collection by leading medieval historians is the laity, in particular the ideas and ideals of lay people. The contributors explore lay attitudes as expressed in legal cases, charters, chronicles and collective activities. Highlights the centrality of kinship, whilst stressing its limitations as an all purpose social bond. Ranges chronologically and geographically from the seventh century to the eve of the Reformation, from Western Britain to papal and urban Italy, from Carolingian dynastic politics to the decline of medieval pilgrimage in the sixteenth century, and from the courts of twelfth-century France to the fifteenth-century wards of London.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719058363
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 340.55
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 408g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 15mm