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The Resource English society in the later Middle Ages : class, status, and gender, S.H. Rigby

English society in the later Middle Ages : class, status, and gender, S.H. Rigby

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English society in the later Middle Ages : class, status, and gender
Title
English society in the later Middle Ages
Title remainder
class, status, and gender
Statement of responsibility
S.H. Rigby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What was the social structure of England in the period 1200 to 1500? What were the basic forms of social inequality? To what extent did such divisions generate social conflict? How significantly did English society change during these three centuries and what were the causes of social change? Is it useful to see medieval social structure in terms of the theories and concepts produced within the medieval period itself? What does modern English social theory have to offer the historian seeking to understand English society in the later middle ages? These are the questions which this book seeks to answer. Dr Rigby's investigation of medieval English society is located within a broader discussion of the nature of social stratification and draws on a variety of sociological approaches to clarify the nature of the forms of social inequality to be found in medieval England. Beginning with an analysis of the class structure of medieval England, Part I of this book asks to what extent class conflict was inherent within class relations and discusses the contrasting outcomes of such conflict in town and country. Part II of the book examines how class divisions interacted with other forms of social inequality, such as those based on orders (noble and clerical status), those between men and women, and those arising from membership of a status-group (the Jews). The book should be extremely useful to those undergraduates beginning their studies of medieval England whilst, in offering a new interpretative framework within which to examine social structure, also interesting those historians who are more familiar with this period
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DLC
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1955-
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Rigby, S. H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social classes
  • Social status
  • Middle Ages
  • England
Label
English society in the later Middle Ages : class, status, and gender, S.H. Rigby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-394) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social structure as social closure -- 1. Agrarian class structure: exclusion and dual closure -- 2. Agrarian class structure and the forces for change I: trade, population and the money supply -- 3. Agrarian class structure and the forces for change II: usurpationary closure -- 4. Urban class structure and usurpationary closure -- 5. Order as social closure I: the nobility -- 6. Order as social closure II: the clergy -- 7. Gender as social closure: women -- 8. Status-group as social closure: the Jews -- 9. Social ideology: closure legitimated?
Control code
31606096
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780312125448
Lccn
94043981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1656971
Label
English society in the later Middle Ages : class, status, and gender, S.H. Rigby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social structure as social closure -- 1. Agrarian class structure: exclusion and dual closure -- 2. Agrarian class structure and the forces for change I: trade, population and the money supply -- 3. Agrarian class structure and the forces for change II: usurpationary closure -- 4. Urban class structure and usurpationary closure -- 5. Order as social closure I: the nobility -- 6. Order as social closure II: the clergy -- 7. Gender as social closure: women -- 8. Status-group as social closure: the Jews -- 9. Social ideology: closure legitimated?
Control code
31606096
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780312125448
Lccn
94043981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1656971

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